Comic Match: It’s Uncanny!
I found a new place to list your comic. It is called Comic Match, and it’s a little different than the other comic directories because it actually attempts to find web comics that match the ones you already like. Many of the existing directories ask you to categorize your comic according to how pornographic it is, what style of art you have, what format, subject matter, etc. They allow you to create searches based on those attributes. Comic Match, however, automates all that for you. They aggregate and remember the attributes of the comics you flag as likes. Then you just click “Find me a Comic” and it finds the best matches.
Warning: The following paragraph contains geekage. Skip down to the last paragraph if geekage makes you hurl. I love data mining. I once had a dream job doing that sort of thing. I won’t be lampooning that gig heavily in Tix-Comix because the only bad thing about it was that they ran out of money. We built online profiles of online gamers and then found them sparring partners based on their availability, game choices, level, even internet connection speed. Too bad that idea was just a little ahead of its time. It was fun to write macho raw SQL queries that would have completely flummoxed any Active Record framework. Although there is something to be said for Object Relational Mapping, damnit I got hot SQL licks a duras penas and I come down with the school of thought that believes Active Record is a crutch for lamers who don’t really know SQL, or people who want to write CRUD-only applications. And if you don’t know what I’m talking about, don’t worry about it.
Anyway, Comic Match found me a “slice of life autibio” comic with a girl hero who even wears her hair in a ponytail like Tix does. Check it out! So, readers who are fellow comic creators, (and that’s most of you at this point,) I recommend that you get your little comic asses over there and list your comic, then love it, and see what Comic Match comes up with for you. And if you really want to complete the circle, come back here and leave a comment about your results with Comic Match.