The new wave of shadowjacked strips has begun. You can check them out at www.shadowjacked.com every Monday, Wednesday and Friday through the summer.
So I was going through my daily reading of comics last week and I came across a very interesting journal from Scott Kurtz of PVP. He was talking about a discussion he had with someone involving comic press and how it is used in today's market for making a comic site. He mentioned how, in order for people to branch out and get their sites noticed, they need to step beyond the comfort zone of what the comic press template has to offer. In order to do this, they would need to experiment with things to find something that works for them and is unique for the visitor.
However, it was actually something at the end of the article that got me. He talked about how RSS feeds have begun to their way into the mix. That websites as a form of distribution could very well be going the wayside because the feeds make distributing towards social networking community easier. The unfortunate flip side to this is that revenue streams may be diminished as current model has not been able to keep up with the changes caused by social network.
Just to be clear, he didn't say that this WAS going to happen, only that it is a possibility.
That still begs the question though; if the website becomes obsolete, and a new source of revenue streaming hasn't been put into place, what would you do to make your comic somewhat financially viable?
Please exclude stuff like making prints, shirts, etc. as those are obvious ways to find some income. However, those all involve physical items and whatnot and are already recommended for those trying to make a serious go at becoming a cartoonist along with ad streams.
You can check out the article im talking about [link]