Friday, August 20, 2010

Xander Harris Makes a Webcomic

If minor celebrities are jumping on the webcomics bandwagon, does that make webcomics trendy?

I only ask because of yesterday's news from Robot 6 that Nicholas Brendan -- best known for his role as Xander Harris on Buffy the Vampire Slayer -- plans to launch a webcomic called Very Bad Koalas this September. To the best of my knowledge, this makes Brendan the second Buffy alum to write a webcomic; Emma Caulfield, Brendan's on-screen girlfriend, is the wordsmith behind the thinly amusing Contropussy.

What's behind this, I wonder. Two people could hardly be considered a trend (even if they were on the same TV show), but so many celebs (including Tyrese and Rashida Jones) have attached their names to print comics with visions of producer credits dancing in their head. Contropussy and Very Bad Koalas don't seem destined for the big screen, but could these be test drives for animated cable series?

Buffy co-star Nicholas Brendan is launching a webcomic [Robot 6]

1 comment:

algeya said...

I cannot wait until ther rest of the cast begin doing a webcomic,
maybe are following the footsteps oof that girl who was one of the young slayes and did the guild series