Filipino self publisher on print in the digital age

Comics creator Gerry Alanguilan was supposed to speak at "The Future of the Book" digital publishing conference in Quezon City, The Philippines this week, but had to bow out. So he posted his intended speech on his blog instead.

Alanguilan, who American fans probably know as the inker for Leinil Francis Yu and Whilce Portacio on books like Wetworks and Superman: Birthright, is also a self publisher and creator of comics like Wasted and Elmer in his home country. Elmer will be published by SLG this November in North America.

His speech is definitely worth a read, touching on several notable topics, like the affordability of digital devices in The Philippines, using digital comics to market your print comics and the added value you can put into a print comic that you can't in a digital version:

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