The current wave of digital comic sales, along with the recent launch announcement from ComiXology, has given new life to the digital discussions here at The Beat. Most of the attention, however, has gone to the supply side of the digital market, yet there are some interesting developments occurring in the hardware world as well. […]
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By Bruce Lidl The digital comics landscape has settled down significantly in recent months. Since Amazon’s acquisition of ComiXology in April 2014, it has become essentially the de facto standard for digital comics and now distributes just about every publisher around. Unless a real industry-wide Netflix-type subscription model ever takes off, it is hard to see […]
Mobile Device Sizes Changing Rapidly by Bruce Lidl While the landscape for digital comics continues to develop in the post-Amazon takeover of comiXology era, the devices upon which those comics will be consumed are evolving as well. New announcements and new devices appear almost daily, with a number of eagerly-awaited devices rumored to hit in […]
When Amazon purchased leading digital comics provider Comixology and subsequently removed in-app purchases from Comixology on iOS devices to avoid paying Apple a 30% cut, the big question was whether Apple would notice and act or not. Motley Fool has a typical think piece on the matter here. While Comixology absolutely put digital comics on […]
Okay I got my old computer back although they replaced so many parts it’s practically a new computer. They didn’t replace the hard drive though, and everything was right where I left it. SWEET.
With a he said/they said going around and around and around on the giant cloud chat room, Image publisher Eric Stephenson reached out to set the record straight. Given all the confusion about what the heck happened, I tried to ask questions that establish a chain of events rather than assign blame or point fingers. Many thanks to Eric for his time, and to Ron Richards for setting this up.
In 1989 The Simpsons were still on the drawing board, an cartoonist Matt Groening was a freelance illustrators, and Apple was a rising company whose ungainly, boxlike beige computers boasted lordly hard drives of 40 mbs.
The biggest players in the comics space may soon be (or already are) Apple, Google and Amazon, and at least two of them are very bullish on comics, as we’ve been reporting for some time. Apple is specifically keen on Madefire, the new line of original comics available via app. This factoid was touted in […]