jabcomix website review [2008-04-24 15:00:00]
If you are a regular to my site you probably know that I have been advertising the jabcomix website for a while. Recently I have been thinking that it was about time I found out what I am really advertising. So, I have finally decided to spend the 18 bucks entry fee and in this article I will tell you what my impressions are.
The first thing that got me was that the default signup option is 1 month recurring.
This means that if you don't pay attention, every month, you automatically get charged USD 17.95 until you cancel. Generally that should not be a problem. Just change the option to a single period, if necessary. You can always signup again later if you want to.
When I first looked at what's there I felt a bit disappointed because I thought there would be thousands of pictures to look at. That's definitely not the case. After a while I worked out that what they have is quality not quantity. This means that you don't have to look at dozens of pics before you find one that you like.
There are parodies, comics, sketches, animations, two strip blackjack games, a forum and news section, a monthly art contest, a poll, a chat, a store and a non-cartoon xxxx section.
In the parody section you can find parody pictures of famous cartoons, movies and games. Even though all the Warner and Hanna Barbera stuff, like the Jetsons, Flintstones and Scooby Doo is missing, this is one of my favorite sections of the site.
In the comix area you can find what most people come to the site for. There are the Ay Papi Cartoons, the Farm Lesson Comics, the My Hot Ass Neighbor Comics, Nurse Stacy, the new Omega Girl and some other comics. Some of the comics are in black and white only but they have started to bring back the original comics in colour. The first one is Farm Lesson 1. Since issue 11, all Farm Lesson Comics are in colour. The latest one is issue 13. Since Ay Papi 11 all issues are in colour. Currently Ay Papi 13 is in the making. I have been trying to work out what makes these comics so appealing and come to the conclusion that
there are several reasons. One is definitely sex. The way JAB draws these girls is incredible, they are just sooo hot. Another reason is humour, there is nothing like a bit of hillbilly fun. A third reason might be fantasy. What man has not fantasized about nurses like Stacey or French maids like Monique or a hot-ass neighbor?
You can find some free Ay Papi and Farm Lesson samples on my JAB page if you want to find out what exactly I am talking about.
The new strip blackjack games are fun. You play blackjack against Rita Mae and when you win she takes off a piece of clothing. Unfortunately, I did not play well enough for Rita Mae to do more
than just open her blouse. Maybe, they can make the next version so it is a bit easier to win. If you like playing blackjack and need some practice this is definitely a fun way to do it.
I have not spent much time in the forum but it looks like it contains a wealth of information, especially if you are an artist. There is a news section, a drawing suggestions section, an artistís corner, a writerís corner, an arts contest, JAB's school of fine porn art and much more.
The drawing tutorial is still waiting for its conclusion but all other sections are finished and quite extensive. If you want to get into cartooning that's definitely a good place to start.
The chat area is fun too and besides other members of the site you can also meet some jabcomix staff members and get some insight in the operations of the site. JAB himself however, does not appear very often. He is just too busy updating the site and working on new stuff.
Site navigation could be improved in some areas so even middle-aged farts like me can quickly find what they are looking for. It took me a while to find the chat area because there is no link to it in the main menu and to get from one area to another it often takes two (or maybe I just couldn't work out how) rather than one click. Once you know how it works this is no problem any more. The navigation in the comic views is excellent however. You don't need to use the back button to get from one page to another and you can easily return to the main menu.
I have a standard ADSL connection and have no problem with page loading times. Usually it takes me 1 to 2 seconds to flip pages in a comic. If you have ever used this site with a dial-up connection, please let us know and add a comment to this post.
The jabcomix affiliate program for webmasters works for me. It is one of the few programs that generates conversions for my site. The only complaint I have about it is that the third party who is handling the clicks and signups is unable to accurately report the clicks. I guess as long as you get signups this doesn't matter very much.
In conclusion I must say that the jabcomix website is a great site and I am definitely very happy to advertise it on my site. Unlike many other erotic cartoon sites, it is genuinely trying to create a great experience for its visitors and JAB and all the other staff members
are working very hard to produce new original content and update the site. At the same time they do not give in to the pressure of having to create new content quickly and en mass and only post quality new comics and drawings.
Because of the time it takes for a good comic to be produced and appear on the site I don't think it is worthwhile for the average cartoon consumer to signup for a recurring membership. My recommendation would be to, twice a year buy a monthly membership to catch up with all the new stuff and have some fun in the other areas.
If you are a cartoonist yourself, enjoy entering contests and are
looking for some helpful resources, a recurring membership may be just worth your while. If you are interested in cartooning and want to get some ideas, the drawing tutorial itself would be worth a once off monthly subscription.
If you want to find out for yourself you can
find the jabcomix website here. Please let me know, what you think and post a comment on this blog. If you wish you can even post your own review and I certainly do not mind if you disagree with me.
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