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February 28, 2014

Assembled, Zipped, Transferred And Downloaded: News From Digital

By Tom Spurgeon

* Comixology sent out a press release about their schedule for SXSW Interactive, and I've waited until someone posted it in its entirety to send you to look at it. This is an important show for that company, and I think actually the kind of show more generally that could provide some ideas for how to arrange future comics festivals. Last year this was the event through which they announced a massive Marvel digital comics giveaway which I think blew up Planet Computer or something; doesn't look like on that schedule there are any potential repeats.

* a pair of readers suggested this post on how to employ webcomics advertisements for a maximum spike in traffic for one's webcomic. The advice that click-throughs on a cheaper site are more valuable than exposure on a more expensive site isn't something with which everyone agrees, but it's good to see some thoughts worked through there.

* here's a snapshot of Patreon and its penetration thus far into the world of comics. And we are starting to see people running this kind of campaign up the flagpole.

* finally, it's strange that we haven't seen more hosted comics at comics news and review sites, but I'm grateful for those that exist.
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