My pal Sloan got me hooked on Webcomics Weekly, a podcast featuring webcomic artists Brad Guigar of Evil Inc., Dave Kellett of Sheldon, Kris Straub of Starslip Crisis, and Scott Kurtz of PvP. I’m not sure I’ll ever have much of a need for their advice, and their focus is limited mostly to the kind of gag strips they produce, but I find their podcast to be entertaining in its own right.
Recently, a number of print and webcartoonists debated the financial merits of their respective fields at both Fleen and The Daily Cartoonist. The discussion has since moved to an audio format for a special episode of Webcomics Weekly, with a mingling of various types of artists making their case for the betterment of all types of professional cartooning.
As someone who makes a living in a creative field, albeit one mostly on the outside of the area being discussed, I find the whole controversy both fascinating and a little too familiar for comfort.