John Allison, UK Indie Comics, the lowdown
So pretty much everyone from Comixtalk to Fleen to Robot 6 to Storming the Tower to ComixTalk has already commented on John Allison’s manifesto for UK Indie Comics which also has to do with webcomics. I probably would have commented on it earlier, but I’ve been pretty sick the back half of the week and part of that means that my brain’s too toasted to put together a decent post half the time. (Incidentally, it only takes you one day to realize you miss the taste of food.)
It’s a good list and there’s very little I disagree with. I’m not going to say much more since everyone else covered all the bases. However, I admit that I really liked this part:
9. A scene that celebrates itself has nothing to celebrate
The affirmation of your work by your friends in a small scene means nothing. No one is going to tell you that your work is bad to your face and risk being ostracised. Seek the widest audience for your work, if that’s what you want, then ask yourself why things are or aren’t working.
Awwww. Does that mean you liked my less than flattering review of Bad Machinery, John?