Since the beginning of the internet’s Era, everything slowly – or maybe not so slowly – started to change. New technologies started to soak almost every part of our lives.
This is true even for comics. Comics started to flourish in the period before the Second World War, with the famous American Action Comics and Detective Comics. After almost 80 years of history, something had to change even for comics.
Comics are a great and new way of expressions. They are visual, but with caption, so that it is easier and more direct than any other form of art. They are understandable by – almost – everyone, that is why they have such success, especially among the youngest.
Comics are capable of instill important messages in people without being boring or dreary.
Thanks to new technologies like graphic design programs and such, it became easier for people to express themselves through comics. The web is plenty of free software or apps for tablets that a newbie (or not) cartoonist can use for drawing.
Once the drawing are ready all that needs to be done is publish the comics. Cartoonists have various options, like joining an assigned website that can publish the artist’s strips; the other option is for them to open their own website and take care of everything, starting from the design of the website to the publishing of strips and so on.
An interesting case is that of Iron Clawed. It is a webcomic by artist named Ivan Jurkovic, a Croatian graphic design student. He opened his own website to publish and make the world aware of his work: a dystopic comic about a Second World War that has never had an end and still continues in 2014, focusing on the adventure of a team of three soldiers that have been sent on the front line for the very first time. Settled in a world where facing the war is an everyday issue, we keep on going adventure after adventure seeking for answers, wondering what is still going to happen.
These are the comic which we want to read about around the web.
It looks like that – due to new technologies – the art of comic is never going to die.