Graphicly Joining the Ranks of Self-Service Comics Apps

First Amazon tweaked their Kindle Fire file format from some (very basic) navigation to service comics and children’s books. Then Apple’s slightly controversial self-service app came along, making it even easier (depending on how you view the legal string attached to that app). Now Graphicly’s starting to roll out their self-service app.

Graphicly has a slightly different twist than what we’ve seen with the self-serve apps, thus far. They’re emphasizing their service as creating a digital comics storefront and branding it yourself (presumably with an eye on the publisher’s website and social media like Facebook), as opposed to being listed in the catalog for Amazon / iBooks / Nook / comiXology / Graphicly, etc. De-emphasize the app, emphasize the publisher.

An Easy Comics Job You Can Bid On

Do you REALLY want to work in comics? Have a got a deal for you. There’s a job posted over at eLance (a portal where you bid on jobs, lowest bidder frequently winning) that gets you into digital comics production:

The Curse of Santayana

Once again, a creator loses a copyright battle against a major comics publisher with a major motion picture soon to screen. The artist is living in poverty, has health problems, and is forgotten by the general public. Sound familiar? Read on… it gets worse.