Digital Comics 25 June 2010

About a week ago I noticed that just about every blog that covers digital publishing has the same blindspot. No one is adequately covering comics and graphic novels.It seems like comics have their own little ghetto, and there's really no reason for it. I, for one, am going to change that. Heck, at the very least it's news that no one outside the ghetto is covering. That alone is a good reason to report on it.

Is it still a comic if I can't crease the pages?

With DC Comics revealing its digital strategy yesterday, all of the major players now have some sort of digital comics plan, allowing folks who have an Apple devices (iPad, iPhone, etc.), a PlayStation Portable or even just access to the web to read at least some of their comics in a digital format.

So... Who IS COMIXOLOGY, The Digital Comics Leader?

One year makes all the difference.

When ComiXology launched its "Comics by ComiXology" iPhone app in July 2009, the company appeared to be one in a crowd of developers. After all, there was more than one way to read a comic on Apple products.

But one year later, and ComiXology is all over the news because of its involvement with Marvel and DC. The two leading publishers have chosen ComiXology as a partner in their digital program, and the company is working with more than 30 other publishers, as well as holding exclusives with more than one creator.

About Nate Hoffelder (11581 Articles)
Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader:"I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

1 Comment on Digital Comics 25 June 2010

  1. I have loved comics since I was a kid. I think there will always be a place for paper comics (you can’t really “collect” digital comics the same way), but digital comics could be just what the industry needs to get back in the game. There are a lot of ways to get creative. Offering better page turns would be a start, as you have mentioned in another post. They used to have digital comics on the marvel website that were all done in flash. The transitions were therefore a lot more exciting because they had animation and sound effects throughout. And I always thought it was even better than reading a paper comic. This could easily be done on an app for comics. They just need to break out of the mold a bit.

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