Monday, March 04, 2002

See You in the Funny Pages VI
One of the more impressive Web comics projects just hit my radar. From an email:

"Modern Tales, the first professional Web comics site focused on top-tier alternative and indie creators (James Kochalka, Tom Hart, Gene Yang, Scott Kurtz, etc.) launched this past weekend to tremendous success: More than 200 people subscribed to the site in the first 24 hours, proving once and for all that people will pay for truly high quality original Web comics, when given the opportunity to do so."

And from the Web site:

"Modern Tales is a collective of Web cartoonists dedicated to presenting the best, most polished, most meaningful, and most interesting Web comics to a small but discriminating -- i.e. paying -- audience. We believe that our project is the first step in creating a viable, albeit low-key, Web comics industry. We're not some crazy dotcom. We're just folks, like you. We want to make a living, or at least a little bit of money, doing what we love. You probably do, too."

Until March 8, you can sign up as a charter subscriber for $1.95/month or $19.95/year. I just did. This is lower than the rate mentioned on the Web site now, so be sure to use the above link if you're interested in subscribing to what promises to be quite an interesting effort.

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