Wednesday, May 27, 2009

The Q: Changing Technology, Changing Comics

For this month's "The Q," we asked a variety of people in the industry about the future of comic books in the face of new technology.

The question:

What is your opinion of new comic book technology, such as e-comics, webcomics and motion comics, and what challenges and opportunities do you think they offer to the comics industry?

Filip Sablik (Publisher, Top Cow Productions): These new formats offer comics some really interesting possibilities to get our content out to potential readers who aren't currently going into comic shops. Webcomics have proven they can be successful and profitable for single cartoonists, but I've yet to see a company utilize them as anything other than a promotional tool. The metrics don't seem to be there yet to support larger infrastructures using webcomics as a source of revenue.


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