Monkeybrain Pledge all November Profits to The Hero Initiative

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Tweet   Chris Roberson, co-founder of the digital publisher Monkeybrain Comics, has put out an open letter today explaining that for the whole of November, all profits made by the company will be donated directly to The Hero Initative. Along with Allison Baker, Roberson set up the company earlier this year as a way to […]

Kickstarter UK Opens Up for Business

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TweetKickstarter has become the go-to crowdfunding website for a variety of comic projects, whether they be furiously exciting or somewhat dubious. But up until now, the site has been fairly restrictive about who can or can’t set up a campaign on the site – namely, that Americans can, but people in the UK can’t. That’ll […]

David Lloyd’s Aces Weekly Goes Live!

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TweetLaunched on Sunday, Aces Weekly is a new anthology series created by David Lloyd, which seeks to bring back the spirit of traditional British comics to the digital era. The idea is that, like those last great bastions of British comics The Beano and 2000AD, Aces Weekly will collect together stories from a number of […]

So e-publishing is going to be as stupid and petty as regular publishing

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TweetWow, the iPad announcement really didn’t solve everything! In fact the battle lines over who gets what with ebooks and i-that may just be beginning if this weekend’s skirmish between Amazon and Macmillan is any indication. Johanna Draper Carlson has the back and forth — basically, Macmillan — publisher of such graphic novel imprints as […]

For now, the iPad rolls over and goes to sleep

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Tweet Whether you’re basking in the afterglow or fretting unfulfilled, the tumultuous excitement of the iPad announcement has come…and gone. The reactions seem evenly mixed between the rapture and the crapture, with tech site grumbles loud and clear. Annalee Newitz at io9 has a well thought out complaint: The iPad promises to be just as […]

Top Cow has digital strategy!

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TweetWe did an interesting interview with a sharp young fellow from a radio show the other day — yesterday, in fact — (details to come) and he asked if any comics publishers had a “digital strategy” and we had a hard time thinking of too many names. But Top Cow does seem to be plunging […]

AIEEEE! It is said the tablet cometh!

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TweetGizmodo rounds up the latest evidence on whether Apple is actually developing a “tablet” and digs up a pretty compelling case that not only is it underway, but Apple is actively seeking to get print ported over to the device: Two people related to the NYTimes have separately told me that in June, paper was […]

Scott McCloud on new, colossal Kindle

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Tweet Is taller than it is wide a dead end? The default shape of print is not taller than wide. It’s wider than tall just like all the rest, because the default shape of print is two pages side-by-side. And the reason is the same reason as the shape of TV and cinema and theater […]