January 18th, 2008
Stripping in Portland
Portland-based Toonlet is a fun little Web-based Flash application that lets anyone create comic strips.
And while there are a wide variety of illustrations at your disposal, unfortunately there is no “make this funny” button—as is made excruciatingly obvious by the comic I created below.
Marshall Kirkpatrick of Read/Write Web (the blue panel above) also covered Toonlet today, citing:
There’s lots of sites on the web where you can create your own comic strips but few of them let you build your own characters…. Each character you build can have multiple versions, depending on the mood they are in in a particular panel. The variation of characters and moods makes the site a lot of fun to click through.
[Update] Be forewarned. The traffic from Marshall’s post already took down the server once. And now his story is climbing Digg. So, response times may be a bit erratic. Stick with it. It’s worth it.
(Hat tip Raven Zachary)