21 April 2008

O.K., sometimes sappy is nice.

The webcomic Marry Me, may be mushy, but its website "marrymemovie.com" earns its aspirational moniker. It reads like a Hollywood romantic comedy, only it's free. It's also an American made union product.

Comics have long been a pretty cheap genre in which to develop ideas that translate well into expensive, and often profitable movies. Webcomics are a natural evolution of this model. Many are at least as good as the typical movie theater fare, and the cost of evaluating a failure is low.

Also, the serial nature of both genres is highly addictive. Don't say I didn't warn you.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I grew up reading Spider-Man and Batman, and have only recently started reading non-superhero comics like Ghost World. I haven't seen the movie adaptation, but I've seen Persepolis and American Splendor, which were based on autobiographical comics.

Another free web comic (also unfinished) is The Right Number by Scott McCloud, author of a trilogy of comics about comics. If you read any of his books, you'll quickly see that he is passionate about comics and the effect of computers on them.