And lo! More concrete evidence of Hollywood beginning to mine webcomics for content: Axe Cop has been optioned by Fox for a late night animation block. Axe Cop is exactly the sort of property a rival net or channel might want to use for competition against Adult Swim to nail down the 18-24 male demographic. Of course the exec quoted in the article is being a touch disingenuous in his praise—or at least leaving out the influence good traffic and wide popularity had on his decision.
Bold prediction: Within three years agents and producers will be thick as thieves searching out web-first properties at comic conventions like Stumptown, MoCCA, SPX and APE.