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

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________ 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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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 hope […]

Image Expo: Digital Remaining DRM-Free

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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 the […]

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

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Sally 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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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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Madefire 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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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 include […]

INTERVIEW: An Artful Daggers Primer

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I 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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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 comics […]

ComiXology now offering gift cards

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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 comic […]

INTERVIEW: Entering the Digital World of Tapastic

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Digital 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.

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 […]

NYCC ’13: Comixology offers signings and giveaways

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  Free stuff and signings with Doug Braithwaite, Larry Hama and more! Take comics further this New York Comic Con 2013 at the comiXology booth (#1928) with a host of exclusive giveaways, signings, offers and panels happening all convention long.  ComiXology has produced in conjunction with Image Comics, IDW Publishing and Valiant a series […]

Lost Neil Gaiman strips offered via Knockabout and Sequential

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Okay this is a win win for everyone. Knockabout Comics and the digital graphic novel app Sequential are offering a FREE digital download of a bunch of “lost” Neil Gaiman comics, including collaborations with Bryan Talbot, Dave McKean, and others. For every download, a donation of $0.50 will be made to the charity Malaria No More, with a […]