Brian Dunaway, Joel Duggan and Matthew Ducharme discuss The Seven Deadly Sins of Webcomics.

Brian Dunaway and Maxx Cat


The Seven Deadly Sins of Webcomics

Brian’s Notes

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Joel’s Notes

That seven deadly sins article is a really “non-constructive”, lash-out-y, embodiment of what’s wrong with the internet.
It’s also dated.
What would the CURRENT seven deadly sins of webcomics be?
1) Consitent posting. – Super guilty of this one here. Many reasons.
2) Super-duper in jokes. – When I need to know the last three years of your comic to understand why a character rolling their eyes is supposed to be the punchline.
3) Long form comic posts that are just title pages or splash pages.

Matt’s Notes

Updated 7 Deadly Sins:
Pride – the assumption that your webcomic is fantastic and deserves to be a huge success. Over marketing.
Envy – comparing your level of success with comics that have been around for years and accumulated massive fan bases.
Wrath – trash talking other creators.
Gluttony – being too busy reading other webcomics / watching shows / etc to find time to create your own.
Lust – wanting to be like another comic so badly, that you immitate it a little too closely.
Sloth – one of the worst. Being too lazy to work on your comic consistently.
Greed – Ads…ads as far as the eye can see.


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