The latest big thing among my circle of Interfriends is Bitstrips, a site that lets you create your own comic strips. The concept is simple: create an account, build your avatar and start making comic strips starring your avatar, (or better, your friends’ avatars) and a library of characters props, scenes and furniture.
The drag-and-drop interface is pretty simple; it took me all of 10 minutes to write and lay out my first strip (after about an hour and a half of agonizing over my avatar, which still needs a proper goatee). Don’t expect me to be churning out Penny Arcade or PvP Online anytime soon, but the basics are there and I’ve already seen some fairly clever (if a bit niche) comics in the past 24 hours or so.
And so, without further ado, I present (assuming the embed code works properly) my very first comic strip, starring none other than me.