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Warren Ellis has a thought …

by  in Comic News Comment
Warren Ellis has a thought …

… and it’s a good one:


When creators who matter to me start really thinking about the in-app or cliented digital comics form of Comixology or graphic.ly, and start doing, say, 10 or 12 page comics (with whatever notational stuff shoved in the back that they feel like adding) and releasing them for 99 US cents every two weeks or so, I’m going to get interested really fast. And so will you. Particularly when these services perfect series-specific subscriptions that sideload the books automagically into your client locker or push an alert to your device.

I like this because it’s an attempt to treat digital comics as actual digital comics, rather than print comics rendered in another format. Ten or twelve pages is about what I’m comfortable reading digitally, and an issue every week or two would be great. Then it becomes part of my regular routine.

The problem with long-form webcomics, even ones that update three or five times a week, is that it’s hard to read a continuing story one page at a time. But a chapter at a time works pretty well, and having it automatically appear, without my having to remember to get it, would definitely get me hooked.