Watch the eyes …

By Steve Outing

A friend pointed out this strip from For Better Or Worse, which was posted on the cartoonist’s website.

Watch the eyes of the characters. … It’s a simple animated GIF file, yet for a traditional cartoon strip, I suppose this is cutting edge! :) I wonder when more cartoonists will truly embrace what’s possible on the web and follow in Mark Fiore‘s footsteps?

Author: Steve Outing Steve Outing is a Boulder, Colorado-based media futurist, digital-news innovator, consultant, journalist, and educator. ... Need assistance with media-company future strategy? Get in touch with Steve!

5 Responses to "Watch the eyes …"

  1. Graham Lauren
    Graham Lauren 10 years ago .Reply

    Steve, there is something wrong with your links from Google Reader. I\'ve wanted to read your stories, but keep getting directed through to a blank page with just a comments box. This has now happened on four consecutive occasions. Are you aware of this being a problem?

    Please could you let me know if you are able to solve this, as I really enjoy your work.

    Thanks, and regards

  2. Mark Potts
    Mark Potts 10 years ago .Reply

    I\'m the same age as you are, Steve, and I stopped getting the print edition (except for Sundays) a few years ago with no ill effects. And anecdotally, I hear more and more people saying the same. It seems radical after years of the print habit, but it\'s not…

  3. Steve
    Steve 10 years ago .Reply

    Sunday-only delivery is a good intermediate step for us nostalgic old geezers. :)

    I also think I have some remaining loyalty to the industry that I worked in for many years. Otherwise, I\'d have bailed from print by now, too.

  4. Larry
    Larry 10 years ago .Reply

    Hi Steve,

    As the new media guy for a couple alt-weeklies and long-time reader of your columns, in response to your post here, I am coming to you with this question: What do you think of the opinion of Mr. Walter Hussman, publisher of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, that the newspaper industry is, in fact, sinking itself through the distribution of free content on the web (How to Sink a Newspaper)? The “if you can get it free on the web, why get the paper” mindset is driving loss in circulation, loss in advertising revenue, the death spiral of the news industry. The answer then, get it off the web, don’t give it all away, bring back/force the return of value to the print product and its content.

    I’d love your take on this. You may have answered before. If so, please point me in the right direction.

  5. Steve
    Steve 10 years ago .Reply

    Larry: I answered you in a separate blog item:

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