Something I’ve struggled with is what do you call this thing we’re doing? To me, a webcomic feels and sounds like a traditional newspaper comic strip. It has its own aesthetic, language and subculture that seems separate from indy comic books and graphic novels. But what about comics that appear online that have more of a comic book or graphic novel direction? Is that an online comic, or just a digital comic?
I’ve been calling this a webcomic only because that’s a known term. I didn’t want to reinvent the wheel, but I also want to be accurate and honest about what I’m doing so I can reach the right audience. The problem with inventing terminology, is that you run the risk of sounding pretentious and no one wants that.
What do you guys think? Am I thinking too much about this or is this a thing? Lets talk about it in the comments!