March 7, 2014
Assembled, Zipped, Transferred And Downloaded: News From Digital
By Tom Spurgeon
* there's a pretty thorough piece here
from Rob McMonigal about Misfits Of Avalon
being posted on-line ahead of its print release. Like McMonigal mentions, I'm not sure any single aspect of this is new, but gathered together they're still rare.
* I'm coming late to this, and only through Johanna Draper Carlson's wrap-up post
, but Ryan Estrada posting information about a comiXology submit effor that didn't go super-great and why that might be is a fascinating, meaty subject.
* congratulations to Kickstarter for celebrating $1 billion in pledges
. Comics came in tenth if you want to rank them that way. That's not where I would have guessed comics would be if I had had to bet when the crowd-funding movement began.
* this is primarily a gaming story to my mind, but cuts at Disney Interactive
show how "Wild West" this whole arena and gives you an idea that big-company investment isn't necessarily a lifeline if the acqusition doesn't perform.
* this e-book
on "The Viking Age As Comic," from Eric Knipper, contains a number of pieces of art from his comic Berserker
. I'm not sure why I've never seen something exactly like this before -- perhaps I've just missed it.
* finally, Gary Tyrrell notes that TopatoCo is working with a game company
. If there is a medium that has in the last few year and in terms of efforts like this one performed further ahead of expectations given its existing markets that is not comics, it'd be gaming. It'd be gaming first, probably. They should make a game out of diagramming that second sentence. Sorry about that. Long week.
posted 1:25 am PST
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