The Damnation of Charlie Wormwood is coming to Dynamite

Damnation01-Cov-Francavilla.jpg

Educator Christina Blanch had made quite a name for herself with her MOOCs covering gender and social issues in comics. But she’s also a very talented writer, and her Thrillbent series The Damnation of Charlie Wormwood has gotten a lot of positive attention. And this October it’s coming to print, courtesy of Dynamite. With a Franceso Francavilla cover so you know its good.

Interview: Mark Waid Talks Re-Establishing his “Empire”

Pages from empire_vol02_01_REVIEW_COPY

TweetBy Matt O’Keefe Over ten years in the making, Mark Waid and Barry Kitson’s Empire is finally back. Volume 2 just debuted as on Thrillbent as a comic. I spoke to Mark about transitioning the series and updates on Thrillbent’s iOS app and new subscription model service. Can you describe Empire for those who haven’t […]

Kickstarter Power Hour: Albert the Alien by Trevor Mueller and Gabriel Bautista Jr

aa1

TweetWe round out this Kickstarter Power Hour with a Thrillbent series which’ll be coming to print if it makes the Kickstarter goal. Written by Trevor Mueller and drawn by Gabriel Bautista Jr, Albert the Alien is an all-ages graphic novel looking for $8000 to make funding.

Thrillbent 3.0 launches with app, subscriptions

04_empire_cover_image-391x600.jpg

Over at Thrillbent, the webcomics portal he devised two years ago, Mark Waid has announcedThrillbent 3.0, which includes an iPad app that will allow users to sync their website purchases, see where theyleft off, and other up-to-date functions. In addition to the free comics Thrillbent has always offered, Waid is adding what he calls a “Hulu Plus” level that includes new content for a monthly subscription of $3.99, which is, as Waid points out, is the price of one comic. For this you get:

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

2014-02-04 22.03.51

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

landscape_xlarge

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 […]

Great moments in comics marketing 2013

tpeye_02_big.jpg

The other day I was prepping for a talk on marketing at an NYU publishing class, and reached out to the Twitosphere to ask what were “the notable comics marketing success stories over the last year” and the Twitosphere responded with a bunch of smart and savvy suggestions:

Thrillbent Launch Their Digital Comics Store TODAY

thrillbent

TweetThrillbent have today launched their digital comics store, through which fans can buy collected editions of various Thrillbent comics DRM-free. The company, co-founded by Mark Waid and John Rogers, have made a number of strides forward over the last year or so, and amongst the various comics available will be Insufferable, Aw Yeah Comics, and […]

Webcomic Alert: Moth City by Tim Gibson

mothcity01_01_001-1100x825.jpg

Tweet Mark Waid’s webcomic portal Thrillbent recently underwent a makeover and now has comics you can embed directly on your site, which is a great way to spread them even further. And a new comic is launching today, Tim Gibson’s Moth City, a moody thriller about a tycoon who gets caught between warring factions after […]

Thrillbent Comics start All-Ages Line: Beginning with Aw Yeah! Comics

aw-yeah-comics1

TweetAt C2E2 Mark Waid announced that Thrillbent Comics would be expanding to include an All-Ages line later this year – hurray – and that the first comic signed up will be Art Baltazar and Franco’s Aw Yeah! Comics. Aw Yeah! Comics will become available through Thrillbent as of today, with the comics up on ComiXology. […]

SDCC: Digital Comics Price Fight

beat-default

by Alexander Añé — One of the hot topics in the comics industry is the movement into the digital medium, and of course the biggest question in that migration is, “what’s it going to cost?” Sunday afternoon at San Diego Comic-Con, the leading voices in this debate came together to discuss this topic: Mark Waid representing Thrillbent, Scott Kurtz the creator of PvP, IDW Publishing’s ePublishing director Jeff Webber, Chris Ross attending as Top Shelf’s director of digital publications, and moderating the panel is comiXology’s Chip Mosher.

Listen to Mark Waid and Peter Krause talk digital and INSUFFERABLE

beat-default

Mark Waid has posted the audio of his Thrillbent announcement panel from C2E2. He has more general comments here.