You don't exactly have to be impartial to have a discussion about it. Yeah we love his stuff but maybe a little bit of "inside Otter's
head" would be nice. Remember, this is just a launching point.
My bad. I thought you were talking about using Otter Disaster as the main trade review, which I really didn't see how that worked. But as part of a quick segment on webcomics yeah that would be great.
Also, I'm curious as to how you measure growth in that part of the industry. I'm sure it's not measured in money because I don't know of any web comics that you have to pay for. (Except for Penny-Arcade tpb's/video games). Just curious what that statement means exactly...
Well if we were to actually break it down statistically (which I won't cause I'm lazy) we would look at the number of new web comics vs the number of new print comics. We would also compare growth in readership of web comics of the past ten years vs the growth in readership of new print comics.
Also we would look at the number of webcomics in the recent year that have managed to become successful enough to be self sustaining for the creators vs the number new print comic titles that have managed to last. We would compare these last stats to the number of comics that currently exist in those categories and also compare it the number that didn't "make it."
It would also be useful to look at hits on google and search trends regarding both regular and web comics. The amount of merch being sold and if it is increasing in either particular arena.