It’s a time of change and positioning for digital comics, and longtime participant Tinyview has launched a marketing campaign to get extra subscribers for his or her service. The platform exists as a web site, however it additionally an app aimed toward offering humorous webcomics from tried and true creators like Cyanide and Happiness, Gemma Correll, Sarah Graley, and Brian Gordon. Subscribers get bonus panels – and the nice feeling inside that comes with supporting creators you take pleasure in.
The marketing campaign goals to get to $25,000 in subs and it greater than midway there with greater than $15,000 pledged by greater than 5000 subs at press time.
Tinyview was based again in 2019 by CEO Raj Lalwani, who has a background in software program improvement. He says he’s intent on making Tinyview a pacesetter in creator compensation, with the positioning “committed to paying independent comics artists for their work while helping them build their audiences.”
“Artists and creators are often forced to post work for free on the main social media platforms to gain a following. Tinyview enables artists to be paid for the work they post, while bringing lovers of classic funny-page comics together,” stated Lalwani in a press release. “Our current fundraising campaign will allow Tinyview to generate revenue from readers which will support artists they love and help usher in a stronger creator economy.”
Several cartoonists who publish on the platform gave endorsements, however I’ll add that I’ve subscribed to the positioning on the “cup of coffee” degree – though truthfully, right here in NYC, a cup of espresso usually prices far more then $4.99, shockingly. Tinyview is akin to a modern-day comics web page within the newspaper – traditional humor, political insights, and chew sized chunks of comics that scroll by pleasurable on the telephone. Plus, the place Gemma Correll goes, I’ll go additionally.
And cartoonists like having it as an choice:
Cartoonist Brian Gordon publishes “Fowl Language: Comics for Imperfect Parents” on Tinyview. Brian Gordon just lately created a comic book summarizing the expertise of creators posting on main social websites in his comedian, “Deal with the Devils,” which might be seen in full here.
Gordon stated, “Having been burned by other social media sites’ exploitative practices, I was initially skeptical to join the Tinyview roster of artists. But I quickly saw how important their mission is, and I’ve since become one of their strongest advocates. Our founder, Raj, not only compensates artists fairly for their work, he gives us a voice in all levels of decision-making. As an artist who relies on the internet for my livelihood, it’s been a game-changing experience to finally have a say in how my work is presented and shared.”
Matt Bors, founding father of The Nib, a two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist, and an advisor to Tinyview, stated: “Social media is driven largely by video and daily print media has collapsed. That has left comic strip creators with very few options. Tinyview is a place designed for comics, funded by readers, and if we reach this campaign goal, it’s only the beginning of what it could do for creators.”
Cartoonist Rob Rogers, a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize in each 1999 and 2019 who now posts his work on Tinyview, stated: “As a veteran editorial cartoonist who spent decades at a major daily, it breaks my heart to see the decline of the U.S. newspaper and, along with it, the comics pages. Thankfully, all is not lost. Tinyview has managed to recapture the fun and anticipation of opening the Sunday funnies right on your phone or digital device. Most importantly, Tinyview makes it a priority to pay artists for their work. I am proud to be a part of this new comics venture.”
You can assist assist a few of your favourite artists by subscribing here. The marketing campaign runs till Feb. 14, 2023.