For years we’ve been wondering when a streaming comics model would be introduced that really opened up comics to the popular Netflix model of reading. There have been many attempts, but Comixology just hit a slam dunk with Comixology Unlimited, a $5.99 a month streaming service that offers everything from The Walking Dead to Attack […]
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).
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 […]
Brian K. Vaughan, Marcos Martin and friends made a big splash with their digital-first, pay-what-you-want series The Private Eye. But they always intended for the publisher they created, Panel Syndicate, to house more than just their stories. The first and to date the only other work to appear on Panel Syndicate is Universe! from cartoonist […]
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.
Above: the EXCLUSIVE first look at the cover to Inheritance #1 As we’ve been ruminating here for a while, digital comics are well established for various platforms—phones, tablets and computers—but with mobile becoming the main way people interact with the world, comics have yet to be natively optimized for reading on phones. A new company, […]