Let me just start out with saying PW is a wonderful Idea. Swiftriver gets seen by more people than it would have without Project Wonderful. It’s also a great way for me to see what other comics are out there and advertising. But I’m seeing a trend lately in people putting up cleavage shots in order to entice people to their site.

Sex sells. We all know this. And with certain advertisers, I can understand this, if it was part of the strip to begin with. Take for example, Least I Could Do by Ryan Sohmer and Lar deSouza. Occasionally, their advertizing campaign will grace my skyscraper with some cleavage shots of Issa. And I expect that from them, because sex and comedy are what LICD is about.

But then I’ll get the occasional ad from varios MMO’s. And I don’t see anything about the game other than “here’s what your warrior woman isn’t wearing.” Or boob shots of some token female character in comics that wouldn’t be flashing them in the first place. It’d be like putting random crotch shots of my supporting characters for no particular reason.

I have no problem with boobage. I happen to have two myself. But really, don’t be going all New Orleans Mardi Gras on me unless it’s actually part of what you’re doing. At least throw me some beads or something.