Ah, I Love the Smell of a Good Rant in the Morning

Penny Arcade’s Tycho quoting a new venture into the online comics space:

“We want to make a statement that it is safe to do this, that people can do this.”

Good, because as it stands only rabid weasels are reaping the benefits of digital distribution – it’s about time human beings got into the game. It’s either a statement of profound naivete or profound hubris. Saying that you’re going to make the web a place for comics is like suggesting that you plan to colonize the Earth. If they want to break down the walls that keep artists from publishing online, well, I hope they brought a wall with them, because we don’t really have anything like that here. I suppose we could special order.