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June 17, 2016


Assembled, Zipped, Transferred And Downloaded: News From Digital

Tom Spurgeon

image* hard for me to imagine a bigger story in the world of digital comics than Robert Khoo resigning from his position with the Penny Arcade gaming comics and convention juggernaut. That's a top story of the year, all comics, period. Khoo is credited with taking the popular webcomic into broader areas of profit through what is essentially an old-fashioned marketing idea: positioning the creators of a work about something as experts in that thing, with business enterprises that capitalize on their reputation and prestige. It's not that much different an idea at its heart than getting an author to write an op-ed piece about the subject of her book. It worked incredibly well for the PA creators, as they carved out a space as gaming convention organizers just as conventions in general began to take off.

I agree with everything that Gary Tyrrell says and intimates about the story here. The embedded quality of his coverage of that sub-culture pays off with a little personal insight, too.

* Callum Waterhouse on Broodhollow.

* Gary Tyrrell again: on a potential Internet Creators Guild.

* finally, I haven't tried it out myself yet, but apparently this link takes you to free Cerebus-related material.
 
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