|Category||Games, Video and Entertainment|
|Description||Social Networking for Webcomics|
|Seed, 8/11 |
Clayrain Company, Inc.
Spacebikini is a social networking comic strip collective, offering a space for indie comic artists at all levels to share their work while using social funding to let fans support the artists.
The site will give artists access to tools for creating sellable and tradable digital swag (virtual gold) to their supporting fan base. Fans will earn points through participation in the community and can buy points in order to support artists and get their hands on virtual goods.
Through cross-readership the site will help promote various genres of digital illustrations from illustrative journals to daily strips. Through the sharing of eyes the viewers gain access to more entertainment opportunities while the artists have a chance to gain new fans. Each click does make an artist happy, so cross readership helps supports the karma of each artist’s passion.
The collective has selected digital illustrations as its first form of entertainment offering. The illustrative narrative is a great communication form for both creator and audience. For the audience this form allows the viewers’ imagination to more of a participant in the medium. And this form can inspire a viewer to pick a pen and paper and doodle-out their own ideas and submit the to the community, their is no bounding line between creator and participant. For the artists this form is an achievable consistent daily or consistent weekly goal.
The sites developing tools for aggregation will help artists reach beyond their current local audience and into the contemporary digital marketplace.
To the artists in the community the company offers angel funding opportunities in the form of editorial picks and other theme-related opportunities.