If you’re a digital hoarder like The Beat you may wake up one day and realize you have some bookmark files that go back 10 years or more. And then you may poke around and you may find something like. Bradley’s Almanac – comic book links which was last updated more than nine years ago.
As carebones as it looks now, it must have been a pretty good list of links for comics related stuff on the internet back in the day. A couple of things jump out—how many of the sites covering comics were in some way inspired by Warren Ellis and his forum—Ninth Art, Opi8, Artbomb. And how many people were doing things way back nine years ago—Neil Gaiman, Peter David. But a lot has changed. LIke the five webcomics listed. And stuff like:
O’Malley, Bryan Hopeless Savages artist
A simpler world. About 50% of the publishers listed are still around, not counting ones that went on hiatus like Valiant and Alternative.
Poking around I did find some groovy Paul Hornschemeier webcomics though, above.
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.