- Posted by Johanna on March 2, 2009 at 7:50 am
- Category: Digital and Webcomics
What does set this project apart is the marketing scheme. Once you buy the file, you can set up a purchase link for others to use, and you get 50% of the take. (Just in case anyone wonders, I haven’t bought the manga, and I get nothing for mentioning it here. I’m talking about it only because I was stunned by the audacity of the idea.) The author pitches this as a way to actually make a profit, if you can pimp the work to enough of your gullible friends.
Also, I’m not sure what makes this a manga beyond the author naming it such. Visually, it reminds me most of Dave Sim’s Glamourpuss, with its photo-referenced art. In terms of plot, Alice is saved from a suicide attempt by a world champion arm wrestler (!), which leads to “international intrigue”. It sounds like a bad TV movie to me.