Writer Mark Waid launched the digital comics site Thrillbent four years ago as a proof of concept for digital comics and since then it’s run some mighty fine content, including experimental comics, Tim Gibson/s Moth City (above), The Damnation of Charlie Wormwood by Christina Blanch and various artists, and Waid’s own Insufferable, drawn by Peter […]
As we’ve been mentioning, it seems everyone is working on something for the new comics app Stela which launched last week with a line-up of free preview comics. Eventually, all the new chapters of the comics will be available for a $5 a month fee – so maybe THIS is the Netflix of comics. While […]
Mobile comics platform LINE Webtoon is huge in Korea and getting bigger here, and they are no slouches in the diversity department. According to a release, 42% of LINE WEbstoon’s creators are female, 48% of its comics feature female leads, and 50% of its over 6 million daily readers are women. Impressive, if not surprising statistics. And they’ll discuss them more at a “Women in Digital Comics” panel to be held at SXSW on Friday, March 18th. Participants include moderator Tom Akel, LINE Webtoon’s director of content, and 2 Broke Girls’ star Beth Behrs (Dents), digital star Michelle Phan (Helios : Femina), LINE Webtoon creators Kaitlyn Narvaza (Where Tangents Meet, Siren’s Lament) and Susanna Nousiainen (ShootAround), and one of the winners of LINE Webtoon’s recent Superhero Comics Contest, Sandra Diaz (Supersonic Girl).
A few months ago we told you about Stela, a new line of mobile based comics. The companyhas strong comics-makers behind it – editor Jim Gibbons and creative director Ryan Yount, and many talented people signed up to create original content, including Irene Koh, Stuart Moore, Brian Wood, Andrea Mutti and many many more. And it […]
Back in the long ago days of the TokyoPop original English manga explosion, one of my favorites was a book called I Luv Halloween by Keith Giffen and Benjamin Roman, a world building comedy about a Halloweentown where people could be very naughty indeed. Giffen has gone on to many other things, like helping reinvent […]
As you may recall, several companies out there are trying to become the “Netflix of Comics” with a streaming service that offers tons of comics to read. One such as ComicBlitz, which launched last year an an app, which just became available on all iOS devices and has improved its platform. ComicBlitz offers all all […]
Or at least a good swath of them, including my own Secret Teachings of a Comic Book Master. Dover’s line of smart reprints of little seen or unavailable comics from the past has been a surprising success, and now they are available on comiXology and Amazon’s Kindle Store. The line-up of available titles includes: A Sailor’s Story by Sam Glanzman […]
We talk to someone who’s been waiting for Secret Wars to end before picking up any new Marvel titles. How has he been biding his time?
Boutique apps for digital comics aren’t the big thing they once were, but they are still out there. Comicker, a website that was introduced earlier this year with five comics series, just launched an iOS app, powered by the Horizon Factory. The app is free; a monthly subscription is $2.99. Comicker series will remain available […]
Over the last few weeks, Comixology’s role within parent company Amazon has gotten much stronger: Amazon is now part of the CX logo, you can log in to Comixology with your Amazon account, and as a couple of people pointed out, purchasing a book from Comixology is now linked directly from the main entry for a book. In the past, the options were for print, audio and Kindle, but the digital buy button now is a single link for Kindle and Comixology.