Webcomic creators often publish print collections when their archive consists of a significant number of strips; artists who create webcomics in nonstandard formats may experience difficulties to come up with an adequate page layout. (June 1995), Kevin and Kell (September 1995), Slow Wave (November 1995), and Eric Millikin (Fall 1995).The term "webcomics" was used as early as April 1995.The late 1990s saw the number of webcomics increase dramatically.
Webcomics (also known as online comics or Internet comics) are comics published on a website.
While many are published exclusively on the web, others are also published in magazines, newspapers or in books.
Webcomics can be compared to self-published print comics in that anyone with an Internet connection can publish their own webcomic.
Readership levels vary widely; many are read only by the creator's immediate friends and family, while some of the largest claim audiences well over one million readers.
There are several differences between webcomics and print comics.
With webcomics the restrictions of the traditional newspapers or magazines can be lifted, allowing artists and writers to take advantage of the web's unique capabilities.The freedom webcomics provide allows artists to work in nontraditional styles.Clip art or photo comics (also known as fumetti) are two types of webcomics that do not use traditional artwork.A Softer World, for example, is made by overlaying photographs with strips of typewriter-style text.As in the constrained comics tradition, a few webcomics, such as Dinosaur Comics by Ryan North, are created with most strips having art copied exactly from one (or a handful of) template comics and only the text changing.However, it is also common for artists to use traditional styles and layouts, similar to those published in newspapers or comic books.