Update in 2018: I haven’t checked back on the site in quite awhile so I have no idea if it was only down for a couple of days or years but hooray, it’s up again and the archives seem to be working well.
A little sad to realize ACT-I-VATE Comix is busted. The website – http://activatecomix.com/ – is still there but all of the images are broken. It’s too bad – the webcomics collective, started by Dean Haspiel, brought together an amazing collection of work from comics artists who were generally new to the web.
I can’t find out anything about the state of it – whether or not it’s benign neglect it is sad that so much comics work is no longer readily available. It’s also another sign of the web’s permanent instability – this is a bit of history that is falling to pieces before our eyes. If it wasn’t for the Internet Archive, this stuff would really be lost but even there too many comic images are broken.
Worth re-watching the ACT-I-VATE Experience, a video on the webcomics collective from about 2010: