Paolo/Papersera/The Future of Comic Books
Nuno J. Silva
nunojsilva at ist.utl.pt
Thu Feb 18 17:46:12 CET 2010
schulte at teacher.com writes:
> With Kindle and other so-called "e-books" I do wonder if Internet
> paperless publishing is not the best way to continue the tradition of
> Disney Comics as handed down to us by Barks, Rosa, et al. On the
I understand reading on computer means less dead trees, and that it
takes less physical space, but I still print documents to read them on
paper, and I sometimes I find I like to read it on a real-book-form.
In my opinion it should be investigated - there might be some demand for
Disney Comics e-books. As far as it is delivered with quality and on an
acessible format, it is another way to sell comic books. But I would
keep also the dead-trees branch of the business.
> other hand, perhaps the comic-book story
> is obsolescent? Today's Wall Street Journal has an article on 3-D
> cartoons coming out this Spring and Summer, along with regular movies
This is probably tue to Avatar, in the next months I'd expect some 3D
> (over 20 total:
> how does a $9.00 comic book compete with a $9.00 ticket to a 3-D
> movie? To be sure, you can keep and re-read the comic book.
> But for the new "thrill me more" generations, that might be a
> difficult proposition to sell.
> 3-D Cartoons
You can ask the same question with a DVD/VHS release: if you buy your
copy you can keep it and watch as many times as you want.
Nuno J. Silva
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