Top Shelf’s Chris Ross on DRM-Free Graphic Novels and Print-Digital Bundles [Interview]

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TweetBy Bruce Lidl Indie comics publisher Top Shelf announced yesterday that they will be selling a selection of their digital titles, without any DRM copy protection technology. Joining Image in the trend away from DRM on comics, Top Shelf will now offer eleven graphic novels from their own website in a variety of open formats, […]

Kicking the Kick-Troll: Shadowbinders Returns to Kickstarter! [Interview]

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TweetShadowbinders is a webcomic from creators Kambrea and Thomas Pratt. Having previously worked for Disney, the duo decided to take their latest idea to the internet, where it’s spent the last four years building up an impressive fanbase – and a vast, magical world, filled with monsters and floating ships and myths and legends. Focusing […]

Interview: For Jonathan Larsen, The Endling is only the Beginning

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Tweet_________ By Matt O’Keefe One of Thrillbent’s first launches, The Endling is a story in which characters of the present interact with humanity a billion years of evolution later. I chatted with its writer Jonathan Larsen about the story and art of The Endling, writing in the “swipe” style that Thrillbent pioneers, his future in comics, and a lot […]

Interview: Mark Waid on the Inner Demons of Daredevil, Attitude Adjustment for the Hulk, and the Thrill of Digital Comics

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Tweet________ By Matt O’Keefe Not only has Mark Waid been pioneering digital comics over the past few years; he’s also broken new ground in mainstream comics. In Daredevil and Indestructible Hulk heroes are actively addressing their mental health, taking steps to lead better lives. I spoke to Waid about the approach he’s bringing to his […]

Vaughan and Martin’s Panel Syndicate to add more creators

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Tweet Brian Vaughan and Marcos Martin of PRIVATE EYE fame did a Reddit AMA the other day, and they dropped some hints that a new comic may be joining their Panel Syndicate operation soon. Asked if he thought PRIVATE EYE’s pay-what-you-want for a PDF download model could work for unknowns, Vaughan replied, “Marcos and I […]

Image Expo: Digital Remaining DRM-Free

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Tweet by Bruce Lidl Last week’s 2014 edition of the ImageExpo has generated a large amount of coverage for both new title announcements, and for the dearth of diversity among the presented creators. From a practical standpoint, Image Publisher Eric Stephenson and Business Development Head Ron Richards clearly got their money’s worth of publicity from […]

Blood, Roses and Exploration with Sally Jane Thompson [Interview]

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TweetSally Jane Thompson is one of the more brilliant lights in the comics industry, a multi-talented creator who can turn her hand to anything: writing, pencilling, lettering, portraiture, blogging, colouring. A constant bright presence at conventions around the UK, she is perhaps most well-known for her graphic novel Atomic Sheep and her portrait series Blood […]

Comixology was the #1 grossing non-game app on iPad in 2013 with four billion comics pages served

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Tweet ComiXology sent out a little horn tooting this morning, but it was deserved. The Comics by comiXology iOS app charted as iTunes’ #1 Top Grossing non-game iPad App for 2013 and ranked #11 overall.   They also released some new stats: they have served over 6 billion pages of comic books and graphic novels […]

Six days in and Matt Bors’ new Nib line-up owns 2014 already

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When prize winning editorial cartoonist Matt Bors got a paying job at Medium, an internet start up funded by Twitter’s Ev Williams, the whole world of comics celebrated. But now he’s launching actual comics content every day of the year for The Nib, Medium’s comics hub, which Bors edits. And it’s AWESOME. A great line-up of cutting edge, diverse voices—just like comics can be.

Hellboy Comes to Madefire

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TweetMadefire and Dark Horse have announced that Hellboy will be coming to the Motion Book service, starting with the current Hellboy in Hell series.

All New Marvel Now .Now books get free digital collections

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Tweet We’ve lost track of just where Marvel is in their rolling reboot. We’ve had Marvel Now, All New Marvel Now and soon, no doubt, Marvel Now: Electric Bugaloo. There’s also All New Marvel Now .Now “Jumping on” issues. Hey anything to make it comprehensible. But anyway, the new All New Marvel Now rollout will […]

INTERVIEW: An Artful Daggers Primer

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TweetI first noticed Artful Daggers, an ongoing series published through Monkeybrain, due to the artwork of Andrew Losq, who creates incredible abstract page sequences. Having read the first issue, I decided to catch up on the rest once the first story arc had concluded – that’s the benefit of a comics publishing model like Monkeybrain, […]

Process: Jeremy Rock on making “animated transition” comics

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Tweet Has anyone come up with a definite name for those “swipe” comics? Many use comiXology’s Guided View, but there are other methods. Anyway, they are increasingly popular, and learning how to make them is becoming an actual comics skill set. Jeremy Rock, artist on Thrillbent’s The Eighth Seal, has a process post on these […]

ComiXology now offering gift cards

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Tweet Okay just in time for Cyber Monday and Black Friday and Small Business Saturday and I ate too much Sunday, comiXology has just announced they are making gift cards available in denominations from $10 to $500. Seems like a pretty nifty gifty. “Shopping for friends, family and loved ones is hard, especially if they’re […]

INTERVIEW: Entering the Digital World of Tapastic

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TweetDigital comics have been growing at a tremendous rate over the past years, with initiatives like Thrillbent gaining prominence on top of individual projects like Dinosaur Comics, or Dr McNinja. People are trying new things with content and accessibility, as well as community – which is where Tapastic comes into play.

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.