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webcomic

noun; compounding
A comic published solely on the internet. Comics on the internet are very different from the comics printed in the newspaper. There are still only a few panels longs, but the panels can be of any size, do to the limitless space of the internet. They are not censored by anybody, and can therefore upload anything they want. The artists themselves are self-employed, and do not work for a large comic corporation such as D.C. or Marvel. Anybody can read these comics for free. Therefore, instead of forcing their patrons to pay to see their work, the artists make their livelihood by selling merchandise associated with their comic such as T-shirts, coffee mugs, hats, and mouse pads. Thus, the word “webcomic” was not only coined to portray the difference in mediums of newspaper artists and internet artists, but to also embody the notion of “being free” for both the artist and the reader.
 
While there may be people out there that argue that Megatokyo is a poor example of what makes a good webcomic, it's not something I worry about.
Etymology : Compound of web ‘slang for internet’ + comic
Source : Megatokyo.com
Last modified: 10 June 2008


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