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Abandoning Micropayments

Joel Fagin follows up his previous article on the selling of webcomics Reinventing Micropayments with another look at how creators could sell digital comics. This time, he further explores the notion of selling comic downloads and examines the initial results of Starline X Hodge's sales of her comic Candi.

Panel Discussion with Scott McCloud on Graphic Novels in Portland OR

Reinventing Micropayments

Just as Bitpass bit the dust and Scott McCloud decided the right number for The Right Number was free, Joel Fagin offers another look at how to make micropayments work for webcomics -- by examining iTunes, the most successful micropayments system in history.

Free Scott McCloud!

Interubes pundit Clay Shirky posted about Scott McCloud's decision to re-release The Right Number for free (formerly it had been available for purchase via the just recently discontinued Bitpass payments system).

Grant Thomas Blogs About the UIUC Scott McCloud Lecture

Scott McCloud recently lectured at UIUC (where the first visual web browser was developed.)

News & Views for Thursday, April 26, 2007

HEADLINES

INTERVIEWS

REVIEWS

MILESTONES

SYNDICATION

CONVENTIONS

AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 BLOGS

NOT COMICS

News for Wednesday, April 18, 2007 (UPDATED)

Wiki Watch

WIKIWATCH

TELEVISION

INTERVIEWS

  • Can't get enough K Thor Jensen? Here's part one of an interview with him at The Daily Crosshatch.
  • The Believer interviews Scott Mccloud.

BOOKS

AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 BLOGS

(Xaviar Xerexes contributed to this post)

Scott McCloud Lectures at the University of Illinois on April 23

Scott McCloud is coming to the University of Illinois on April 23. Stay tuned to my blog as I am hoping to report on what he had to say and what I thought about it.

Monday's Late News Links

Miscellaneous News

  • The Comics Reporter, Tom Spurgeon, lists his pick for the best 50 comics of 2006. Webcomics are represented at #43 by Perry Bible Fellowship and #20 by Achewood.
  • The wedding between Kazu Kibuishi, of Copper (and various other things) fame, and Amy Kim Ganter Reman Mythology Sourcerers and Secretaries) was a glorious success according to a report by one of the McCloud daughters (sorry, not sure which one). Scott McCloud officiated at the wedding.
  • Newsarama has a preview gallery of the upcoming Flight vol. 4 anthology.
  • Updating the Feed Lists

    When we switched to Drupal one of the nice things I was able to set up was pulling in the RSS feeds of other sites to Comixpedia. That way we do less "link" blogging here but you can still get a sense of what's going on in webcomicland from the syndicated headlines.