Yes cayetano, you make a good point in bringing up the time/space aspect of comics. While it may be great cartooning, what most of these guys are doing with flash is not comics, they're animated cartoons!
Of course, some argue against the whole time/space definition of comics, granting the term to any work that utilizes the iconography and language associated with comics. But so far those who have come up with definitions besides McCloud's 'temporal map' theory have been too vague for my tastes. Yeah, I know I probably made these points in one of the many earlier McCloud related threads, but I think they're applicable here as well.
Justin Savage also made a good point in his earlier post. If cartoonists wish to express themselves via animation, that's great. Animation is another artform filled with endless possibilities. But don't try to call it comics!
BUT, as a sidenote, online comics can certainly use animation and still be comics. Just as long as the time/space definition applies.
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