Watch your back, Scott Johnson!

I received a beta invite to Bitstrips today, and I thought it would be a good opportunity to break into the web comic world. I’m kidding, of course (we’ll leave that to the people who actually have talent, like Scott) but this new social network and comic drawing site is a lot of fun to play around with. You can create characters (the customization is really good) and save and share your strips for other users. I don’t actually have any friends on there yet, but it seems as though people can also edit your comic (instant collaboration!).

I wish there were more ways to embed the comic, but maybe I just haven’t found that option yet. I’d like to be able to show all three panels at once instead of scrolling through panes. You can save a jpeg version of it, and then post that image, but that’s kind of a workaround. The site is in private beta right now, but they’ll be going live during SXSW (and also “comic blogging” the event, which should be hilarious).

16 thoughts on “Watch your back, Scott Johnson!

  1. I just started a web comic series lately. It isn’t regularly updated but I’ve had good reception from a small group of people so far.

  2. If you don’t have a beta invite, might might want to try toonlet, which is open to the public. Toonlet puts the focus on character creation and customization, and features a powerful avatar tool so you can make characters that look authentically hand-drawn.

    From there, it’s easy to build out a library of moods for your characters to use in their comic strips.

    Swing on by and check out the site, or take the toonlet tour:

    Let us know what you think!

    -Craig (from toonlet)

    (sent this through e-mail too, just to make sure ya got it!)

    oh, also… break a leg!

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