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  • February 15, 2013
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Do you get upset when a website constantly asks you if you want to download the app version of the site? A new xkcd comic tackled the issue (embedded above), showing one of the major problems facing both app creators and app users. If you want to make sure your site is mobile-friendly without building…

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  • July 19, 2012
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Less than a month after finally coming to Barnes & Noble e-books, DC Comics has just placed its first graphic novel with Apple’s iBooks store. The recent graphic novel Batman: Earth One, a revised retelling of Batman’s origin story, will cost $…

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  • July 12, 2012
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If you cannot get enough of Bart’s antics, I have some good news for you. Starting tomorrow, your favorite yellow family will be available on the iPad. ComiXology has just announced a new deal with Bongo, the publisher of the Simpsons comics, to launch a new branded comics app which will bring the nearly 20…

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  • June 26, 2012
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The Nook Color is in many ways an android tablet, but one fo the ways it falls short is with digital comics.  Many of the comics apps support features like directed viewing, and that’s a trick that the Nook Color only learned today. Barnes & Noble announced today that a newly available update for the…

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  • April 18, 2012
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The eBook app developer iStoryTime has just announced the imminent release of a new 6 part comic book app. Don Bluth’s Dragon’s Lair Comic revives a popular nearly 30 year video game and brings much of the same humor to a new visual form. The comics app will shortly be available in iTunes. It’s free…

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  • April 3, 2012
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Ars Technica’s Charles Jade has a fairly long piece looking at what the new double-resolution retina display on the iPad 3 might mean for comics. Most interestingly, it has some comparison screenshots of comics at the old and new resolutions. While the resolution doesn’t make too much of a difference to the art, I was…

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  • March 30, 2012
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Publishing Trends has an interesting article looking at the problem of manga scanlation, which a number of manga publishers feel is retarding the potential international market for their product. Scanlation, the manga equivalent of fansubbing, has been around for a while, but really kicked into gear around 2007. (I covered this in detail a couple…

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  • March 16, 2012
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The idea of throwing in a free e-book copy with purchase of a printed book is one that a lot of book fans have long said they’d like to see publishers try. Well, now one is—though it’s a comic book publisher. Marvel has posted an article on its news blog announcing that, starting in June…

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  • March 6, 2012
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From the press release: Just under a year after the launch of Dark Horse’s digital initiative, it is announced today that the company has expanded the number of platforms on which comics fans can access their favorite Dark Horse titles! After an incredibly successful first year of Dark Horse’s proprietary iOS app and digital storefront,…

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  • March 2, 2012
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I just noticed that an e-book I reviewed here some time ago, Agatha H and the Airship City by Phil and Kaja Foglio, is currently being offered as a free Kindle e-book. (Barnes & Noble and Kobo do not appear to be following suit; the book is still $8.19 for the Nook or $7.69 for…