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Webcomics.com has established itself as a tremendous resource of practical information for webcartoonists. By joining today you will have access to:
- Frequent updates of news, advice, tutorials and strategies by webcomics veteran Brad Guigar.
- Contributions by webcomics pioneer Scott Kurtz and Penny Arcade's Business Guy, Robert Khoo.
- Feedback and guidance for your comic and the small business you'll create running it.
- A fully rounded, indexed repository of two year's worth of information that you can use to help improve your work.
- A moderated, passionate, supportive community of webcomics creators.
- Inside information on conventions, vendors and other entities that webcartoonists access to advance their businesses.
- Deals on merchandise.
For a low subscription of $30 per year, you will have access to all of this plus the entire Webcomics.com archives, one of the most helpful and supportive forums for creative people on the Web, and several members-only offers.
Your subscription lasts for twelve months after your sign-up day -- not the calendar year.
A Webcomics.com membership sets up a recurring payment of $30 per year. So as long as you're an active member, your PayPal account is billed $30 annually.
Of course, you're not locked into anything... you can easily cancel that recurring payment at any time.
Please understand that once a payment is cancelled, it cannot be restarted. And, after your year is up, if you haven't re-upped your subscription -- either through the recurring payment or manually, your log-in will be de-activated.
Could I get a preview of the site?
After many years, this is finally an option! The Webcomics Handbook was written from posts from Webcomics.com (and guest posts by members of the site). If you want to know what kind of information is provided, download the book. Minus the exclusive member benefits and private-forum discussions, it's an excellent glimpse into what we do here.
Most webcomics are based on the free-content model. The "How To Make Webcomics" book is built around it. Why is Webcomics.com becoming a pay site?
Simply put, Webcomics.com isn't entertainment; it's a valuable resource for webcartoonists. It would be difficult to continue offering this site for free in its current state -- and impossible, given the improvements we have planned.
Why not just run ads?
This will be very much a niche site. There will not be as much value for an advertiser as there will be for subscribers.
Why $30 per year?
It's an inexpensive buy-in that almost any webcartoonist can afford. It has an added benefit of keeping out people who may not be as serious about webcomics. It naturally weeds out comments from people who may be passing through, and results in distilling comments to those from people who are committed to improving their comics.