BTW, a bit more about Powernap, the webcomics collective we mentioned in the previous post. While it’s still in its early stages, members include Koren Shadmi, Raymond Sohn (TRUE CHUBBO, above and VERY NSFW) and Domitille Collardey, who is working on a new webcomic expected to launch in a few months. The site will be highly curated and a few more cartoonists are expected to join; Powernap will be more of a hub.
Powernap is a showcase of online comics. Behind the site there’s a collective of cartoonists working to create fresh content on a regular basis. Powernap is unique in that it does not host the comics – each author has his own independent, custom tailored site for his/her comic designed with the powernap interface – making it very easy to read, flip through pages and navigate.
The powernap ‘mother’ site has a live feed which keeps the readers posted each time one of the authors puts up a new page. It also has a blog integrated into the feed, with various articles and interesting comics related news.
With powernap we hope to create a new way for people to read comics on the web, with a format that puts the story in the foreground, and makes the reading experience more pleasant by not calling attention to itself. We hand picked some of the most unique and talented voices in comics to create work for the site, and we are still scouting for new voices to add to the site, so stay tuned!
Definitely something to keep an eye on.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.