I’ve been getting into online comix lately. (I spelled that intentionally.) While most showcase artists and/or writers with much talent to share, they are just a lineal extension of the old paperback comic books and , as such, nothing new. That doesn’t deter their entertainment value, not does it demean the art form. But the Internet is used only as a new form of distribution. The paper version of the art, from Superman to Snoopy, has run its gamut whether it is online or not.
Sometime there are visionaries able to merge an existing art form via technological advances. One such site, Electric Sheep, does just that. The creators have taken the linear story board and married it with wen design tenets to great effect. to morph the art in order to fulfill the possibilities of digital media. In a real sense the results are a New Media, as communication of a story line is enhanced through a fresh vision. Check out the online comic the Spiders, as my favorite example of a powerful story enhanced by the medium, instead of being distracted by it. Check it out.