Another audio file of the first panel at the ICv2 digital comics conference. This one brought together almost all of the emerging industry’s major players for a fascinating conversation. As opposed to previous panels where there seemed to be questions over whether this was even a viable business model, these are smart people doing smart business moves in a dynamic art form. This is where we’re going.
Courtesy of Milton Griepp, we’re happy to present audio of ALL the panels from the ICv2 Conference on Comics and Digital which was held on October 7, 2010. The first part is Griepp’s White Paper:
The ICv2 2010 White Paper Preview This year’s presentation will be a preview of the 2010 market overview planned for early next year, looking at first-half 2010 trends in sales of graphic novels and comics, along with info on digital trends.
This would work better with the accompanying slideshow, but we’re not there with the technology yet. If you listen through however you’ll get analysis on the status of the direct market, bookstores, manga, and digital comics sales. Griepp’s analysis is the industry standard and we think you number crunchers will enjoy this.
Speaking of Morrison, …he’s joined Twitter. The @grantmorrison account was previously run by a fan, but it’s been handed over to the real King Mob.
Previously, teased, the full length video for My Chemical Romance’s “Na Na Na (Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na)” has just been released, featuring band members in a post-apocalyptic desert chase with a villain portrayed by Grant Morrison. There’s apparently more adventure to come as the band members all have new fantasy personas (think Gorillaz) and a new album called Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys. The clip was co-directed by frontman/writer Gerard Way and Roboshobo, and definitely seems to have been storyboarded by a mutant combination of Paul Pope and George Miller, featuring a storyline filled with ray guns, roller skating and vampires.