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This week in webcomics, it's all about education! We're learning about social media, birth control, webcomic marketing and, er... hippie buffalo spirit guides.
5. Connie to the Wonnie: Yelling on Twitter!
Connie Sun has been running her daily comic diary for a couple years now, but thanks to Tom Spurgeon, she's only recently come to some realizations about social media. It's not so much her own revelation that's worth noting here, but rather the idea that not everyone sees social media in the same way, and it's worth pointing out that other people use the media differently. Stepping outside your own worldview, even with regards to how to use social media, is worth sharing.
4. Hell to Breakfast: The Vision Quest!Brendan Albetski's "Hell to Breakfast" has thus far been a fairly disconnected series of odd character pieces and gags. This week, he's launching an evidently more surreal, longer form storyline he's calling The Vision Quest. It starts at 10:37 on Saturday morning as he's passed out under a chair. Albetski based the spirit guide on a real buffalo he met in an Arby's parking lot.
3. Sandra and Woo: Getting to premium!Sandra and Woo creators Oliver Knörzer and Puri Andini are working to get their comic a premium status over at Manga Magazine and, to do that, they need to debut several of the strips there before showcasing them on their own site. I think it's worth calling out in this column more for the marketing side of things than anything else. While the webcomics business is solid enough that you can point to a couple different models to get it to work, it's still new enough that people are out trying other things and are creating their own rules as they go.
2. Oyster War: It's on!
You know, a good sea battle with cannons firing and all that is really cool, and we've been seeing that in Ben Towle's Oyster War for the most of the month so far. But there's something imminently more threatening (and cool!) when you've got guys brandishing cutlasses and rifles while swinging between ships on yard arms.
1. Oh Joy Sex Toy: Morning After Pill PSA
Look, everybody knows and loves Erika Moen, right? I don't need to tell you about her latest webcomic Oh Joy Sex Toy where she reviews sex toys in comic form. But this week she basically ran a PSA on the Morning After Pill, which details, in pretty simple terms, what it actually does. A lot of its opponents dissemenate a lot of misinformation, and factual pieces such as Moen's do a great job of explaining the pros and cons in an easy-to-understand, impossible-to-dispute manner.