Ink 2018: A Year In Webcomics

2018 was a year of firsts; a year of landmark achievements at Under The Ink and in the Webcomic industry as a whole.

Here at our little review site we want to take a look back at our own memories, crowning achievements and the world you all made possible. We thank you for an amazing beginning and know that with you, the many creators and readers out there, 2019 will be even better!

Welcome to Ink 2018: A Year In Webcomics

 


 

UNDER THE INK OPENS
FEBRUARY, 2018

A vision. A need. Under The Ink opened in the first half of February, 2018 (And that means our 1st Anniversary is coming up soon!). The Webcomic Industry was lacking in the way of a dedicated review site– a home with a reputation for love, being inclusive and giving constructive criticism while also doing the best it could to support every single creator it came across. Because of that, Under The Ink was born on a cold, winter day in the Great White North of Canada to serve the community as a whole.

Has it been a hard go the first year? We can’t say it hasn’t been! Finances are a struggle and we have made obvious mistakes as a new entity in the industry. BUT we stand firm by our beliefs and have a strong grip on our core values that will NEVER change: Love, Inclusiveness, Always Constructive, Strong Support.

 

TOP 3 ARTICLES OF 2018 BY VIEWS

Our top reporter Ben Howard steals 2 positions of the Top 3 in this category! If you see him on his Twitter, give him a GIANT congratulations!

3rd Place: Illegal Alien #1: Hope For The Future
By: Ben Howard

2nd Place: Advertising Webcomics: Goodbye Project Wonderful
By: ServerPanda

1st Place: 10 Horror Comics You Should Be Reading
By: Ben Howard

 

TOP REVIEWS BY VIEWS

3rd Place: Weaker Sides: A Surrealist Experience
By: Ben Howard

2nd Place: Webcomic Trek #1: Homeroom 1-L
By: HPKomic

1st Place: Illegal Alien #1: Hope For The Future
By: Ben Howard

 

TOP INTERVIEWS BY VIEWS

2nd Place: Donathin Frye: An Interview, A Man Of Passion
By: ServerPanda

1st Place: Keiiii: The Flowing Creativity Behind Heart of Keol
By: ServerPanda

 

TOP WEBCOMIC OF THE WEEK BY VIEWS

The work of the excellent PaladinTaim was with us for the beginning of Under The Ink and remained so until close to the Autumn of 2018. He stepped down from his position due to personal health reasons, but we would be remiss and it would be unfair if we did not mention and include his excellent work in this year’s review.

Taim, rest assured that you and your work are missed.

2nd Place: Webcomic of the Week: Karasu The Crow
By: PaladinTaim

1st Place: Webcomic of the Week: Consolers
By: PaladinTaim

 

PARTNERSHIP WITH COMICADIA & PRESS RELEASES OPEN
Summer, 2018

In the summer of 2018, we at Under The Ink formed a partnership with the webcomic collective Comicadia. This brought us new opportunities, less possibilities of competition and most of all? The chance to work with some amazing creators and a pool of talent in wider industries!

Since then we have grown to also include the User-Run & Fun Press Release section of our website. This is the section that creators can submit their own comic-based news to! They don’t have to wait for us to come and find it! It’s at once convenient and fast.

 

INK PATREON
Late Dec. 2018

Cool rewards and amazing opportunities! Under The Ink opened a Patreon in late December of 2018!

  • Comic Building Workshops
  • 1 x 1 With a Marketing Specialst
  • Professional Graphic Design Advice
  • Stickers & Merchandise
  • Your Name on Our Site

 


 

That’s it! Our year in review! Thank you all once again for making 2018 a spectacular year for Under The Ink! We couldn’t have done this without you, your support and submitting your work to us. We’re grateful to have you and as we always say and always WILL say, we are NOTHING WITHOUT YOU.

Let’s make 2019 amazing together!

ServerPanda
Under The Ink Editor-In-Chief

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