I’m taking a big chance and releasing the last two comics of my ex-wife’s comic, Life in the Middle Ages. I need content for The Comix Scene. I wanted to get this out before I start another newspaper like comic strip, Bunny Foo Foo. To prep for Bunny Foo Foo, I’m experimenting with the Totally Naked Man the Webcomic. I’m taking the minor stories and adding color. I’m also reducing each page to 4 panels. Whatever 4 panels that will progress the story I’m using. That way, viewers will need to actually visit my site for the whole story. I have little regard for 3rd party sites to host my content… it benefits them and not me.
A few months ago I torn down TheComiXScene.com paper. The site gathered news via Twitter hashtags and created a daily “newspaper”. I used Paper.Li to generate the content. Two things happened that led its demise- 1. The payment system changed to a China based company. My bank rejected the charges.. 2. I fought with a webcomic creator over it. It upset them that the site only posted links to content. They believed that the site did nothing to generate better SEO ratings. I argued that the more links to webcomics the better SEO score. They disagreed. So I deleted my Paper.li account. Now I am again building the Comix Scene as webcomic hosting site. I have no expectations that it will grow. People needing free resources flock to popular domains that will assure them views. The FOMO is high with webcomic creators. It’ll be an interesting project. I’ll be using WordPress with Buddypress and bbPress plugins to build a community.