By request: Some Thrillbent Webstats

Posted by on Jun 12, 2012 in Digital, Thrillbent | 47 Comments

Thrillbent has been up about six weeks. Several Forum members, fellow webcomics creators and Twitterers have asked about some of the site stats, so FWIW, here’s what we’ve seen.  This will be dull for most of you but spellbinding to data nerds like myself, trust me.

What’s Keeping Me Up Nights Now

Posted by on Jun 10, 2012 in Digital, Thrillbent, Writing 101 | 9 Comments

One of our forum members, Max, found himself intrigued by an iPad comics app called DeepComix, which (this is hard to explain, bear with me) uses a series of parallax-view layers to give dimension to its pages. If that makes as little sense as I fear it does, look at how Max experimented with this […]

Learning From Master Balak

Posted by on Jun 8, 2012 in Digital, Thrillbent | 8 Comments

Okay, now it’s heating UP. THIS is what gets me charged. THIS is why Thrillbent exists. To show what digital comics can do and to pass along to others what we learn as we go. This is one of my proudest moments yet: I’ve been praising Yves “Balak” Bigerel’s talents from the start.  Far as […]

Marketing Through Piracy

Posted by on May 24, 2012 in Digital, Thrillbent | 98 Comments

(Actually, I loathe the use of the word “piracy” in the context of filesharing, but a good headline is supposed to be short and punchy, so.) It came as no surprise to me that, about 24 hours after we posted the first installment of INSUFFERABLE over at Thrillbent, the pages had been downloaded, zipped into […]

Insufferable Week Four: Thank You, Adobe

Posted by on May 23, 2012 in Digital, Thrillbent | 11 Comments

Insufferable Week Four is now up at Thrillbent.  Check it out, tell your friends.  By now, it should be becoming obvious that one of the creative decisions Peter Krause and I made about the series is a veritable gift to our letterer, Troy Peteri–because we didn’t want either Nocturnus or Galahad to be “the right […]