The webzine PopMatters launched its PopComix comics section today, featuring “classic panels” from popular webcomics Diesel Sweeties, Boy on a Stick and Slither, Out of My Head, Scary Go Round, and Wigu.
“Classic panels,” of course, means older strips; today’s installment of Wigu, for example, dates back to 2002. According to PopMatters, “The strips featured here are classic panels and story arcs intended as an introduction to each of our individual webcomics features.”
The webzine’s looking to expand PopComix soon, too: “While we are generally looking for humorous features of the ‘gag-a-day’ or serial storyline variety with a pop culture angle, we’re certainly interested in all quality features, including editorial cartoons.” No pay, but lots of potential viewers.
To coincide with the debut of comics section, PopMatters talks with Scott McCloud about the growth of online comics, micropayments and the state of newspaper comics.