Paolo/Papersera/The Future of Comic Books

Tony Leopold tonyleopold at
Fri Feb 19 15:42:42 CET 2010

I'm getting an iPad and would love to read Disney comics (new and old) on it.

On Thu, Feb 18, 2010 at 10:46 AM, Nuno J. Silva <nunojsilva at> wrote:
> schulte at 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
> stuff.
>> (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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