Facebook Demographics: What do digital comic readers look like?

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During New York Comic Con, comiXology released an infographic with some of the funnier details from their recent user survey. While the exact numbers and results weren’t released, some nuggets slipped out about who exactly their digital comic customer is.

NYCC ’13 Panel Recap: From Creator to Consumer

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I have a number of panel recaps to write up for you all, so you should expect them to occupy the next few days on the site – and we start with a panel from the ICv2 conference held before the convention opened. Called ‘Comics First!’, the majority of the focus of the conference was […]

ComiXology is hiring a VP of Product Development

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We all know that comiXology has become a huge player in the comics industry, with 200 million digital comics downloaded, and initiatives like Submit helping even more creators get on digital. Think you’ve got what it takes to join the team? They’re currently seeking a Vice President of Product Development: ComiXology is seeking technology trendsetters […]

Should Digital Comics Still Be Locked Down?

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by Bruce Lidl   If nobody cares about DRM on digital comics, why does everybody keep bringing it up? San Diego 2013 was unquestionably a triumph for digital comics heavyweight comiXology, with a stream of announcements of new initiatives and new partnerships. Chip Mosher may have been one of the busiest men at the Con […]

SDCC’13: Heidi’s Friday Podcast with Tony Isabella, Comixology and more

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Live from San Diego Comic-Con, it’s More To Come! Heidi’s podcast from Publishers Weekly Comics World brings you special coverage from San Diego Comic Con. Interviews fresh from the convention floor, with new episodes daily during the con! In today’s episode, Heidi interviews veteran Marvel and DC comics creator Tony Isabella and Andy Grossberg of […]

SDCC ’13: ComiXology sponsors “The Pen and Drink” at Tr!ckster

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Finally an offsite hang-out for the rest of us! Wrapping up its Comic-Con “Meet Your Maker” activities, Comixology announced it will be sponsoring “The Pen and Drink” at Tr!ckster, the comic book creators lounge. ComiXology’s Meet Your Makers summer extravaganza continues with the announcement of comiXology’s sponsorship of the “The Pen and Drink”– where artists […]

SDCC ’13: ComiXology sponsoring Comic Creator Connection

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Okay is it OK Cupid for Comics Creators? Not exactly, but if you are a CWC looking for a AA, DDF, then the Comic Creators Connection is for you. Comixology, as mentioned before, is getting more into the mix at Comic-Con, sponsoring a much of charity benefits, and co-sponsoring the Eisners and more. It’s all […]

ComiXology Launch Subscription Service; Curated Comics Bundles

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Launched and active right now, ComiXology have unveiled a subscription feature for their website, allowing readers to buy their comics automatically and get alerts whenever a new issue comes out. The service has immediately gone into effect across the whole range of ongoing series on the site.

ComiXology announces summer Meet Your Makers program with Comic-Con sponsorships

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ComiXology is getting more into the mix. Already the #1 digital distributor for comics, with more than 100 million comics downloaded, the company is getting more involved with tangible things of late, including a summer program they’re calling “Meet Your Makers”, which is meant, we’re told, to spotlight the creators behind your favorite comics. The […]

Spotlight on the comiXology Submit Experience with W. Maxwell Prince

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ComiXology Submit lauched on March 6, 2013, as a platform for independent comics creators to upload their comics, wait for approval, and if accepted, market their comics directly through ComiXology at a 50% profit share (minus mobile distributor fees and credit card fees before the split). To all accounts, it sounds like an amazing opportunity […]

My New View of Mocca Fest 2013

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By Dre Grigoropol I have always been a fan of the Society of Illustrators.  When I found out they were taking the Museum of Comics and Cartoon Art permanently under their wing, I felt positive.  After seeing what the museum is like at the SoI compared to its old space I would have to say […]

Interview: Image’s Eric Stephenson on the Saga #12 Controversy “Kinda sucks.”

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With a he said/they said going around and around and around on the giant cloud chat room, Image publisher Eric Stephenson reached out to set the record straight. Given all the confusion about what the heck happened, I tried to ask questions that establish a chain of events rather than assign blame or point fingers. Many thanks to Eric for his time, and to Ron Richards for setting this up.

Update: Apple didn’t ban SAGA #12; comiXology did – BKV’s statement added

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UPDATE: Aaaaaand here’s Brian K. Vaughan’s statement: I wanted to apologize to everyone for this entire SAGA #12 kerfuffle. Yesterday, I was mistakenly led to believe that this issue was solely with Apple, but it’s now clear that it was only ever Comixology too conservatively interpreting Apple’s rules. I’m truly sorry. I never thought either […]

Fallout on the Apple Saga #12 ban

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News of Apple’s decision to ban SAGA #12 from any app-based storefronts spread like wildfire yesterday, prompting outrage and head shakes from those who believe having a single corporation controlling our access to entertainment—no matter how sexy and sleek that corporation—may not be a good idea. First, some of the oddities of the matter: As […]

MoCCA Party Poop

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As usual, you will need many metro cards or cab fares to get to all the social events surrounding MoCCA, this weekend’s indie comics festival. I’m not sure I have them all so if your event is missing, email me. THURSDAY Kickstarter MoCCA Meetup! 8 pm If you like comics and are in Brooklyn, come […]

On the Scene: WonderCon 2013 Recap and Photo Gallery

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As I suggested in my early con impressions, WonderCon had a reasonable amount of space and handled the numbers of attendees pretty well. It was no surprise that Saturday brought bigger numbers than Friday, and the crowding was more obvious, but still never reached that feeling of pushing and shoving that can easily erupt at […]