Shaenon Garrity on Comic Interactivity

Reinventing Comics by Scott McCloud has inspired many interactive experiments, not all of them fruitful.

Shaenon Garrity of The Comics Journal has compiled a great list of experiments in webcomic interactivity. Titled: “Make Those Lazy Readers Do It,” the piece explores a number of attempts on the part of creators to enlist their own audience to contribute to the production of content. Garrity is quick to reference Scott McCloud’s treatise Reinventing Comics, which applauds experimentation but decries murky multimedia gimmicks that distract from the medium itself. This particular list is geared more towards feedback and collaboration with increasingly active readers looking to place their own signature on comics.

It’s an honest and focused overview of projects that just might inspire your own experiments. Worth a look!