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February 25, 2012 1:19 pm Yay! Shout out to Ron! All of us at Graphicly are huge supporters of Image and the work they do. In many ways we are aligned philosophically around the importance of creator owned work and how technology can be supportive. (Congrats Ken!) Image is going to become even more of a powerhouse this year, and we are excited to have a front row seat. /micah
February 25, 2012 1:16 pm We are super excited to see Ken's comic get picked up by Image. When we started Graphicly and opened it up to indie creators, this is one outcome we truly were hoping to see happen! Congrats Image and Ken; congrats for being the first, of what we hope will be many.
June 10, 2011 7:55 pm @Cormac  If the comic is free, or the creator allows it to be free within the embed, it will stay free anywhere. If you buy the comic, you will always be able to read it, but others that havent bought the comic will have to purchase it as well - but there will be a 4-6 page preview in the widget. 

Trying to figure out the best way to handle this moving forward.
June 9, 2011 4:45 pm hey everyone - thanks for the comments (yes IE8 is painful! -- It does work best in Chrome). Now we can get to work on our mobile apps, an optimized version of the site for mobile, and a better and deeper integration with ifanboy.

Feel free to email me if you have comments, questions or concerns: micah@graphicly.com
March 11, 2011 1:56 pm Its interesting that there is no discussion of Archie's decision to go Day and Date (or the pile of smaller independent publishers that are doing the same).

Here is the reality of the the comics business: direct market = 99.9% of revenue; digital comics = 0.1% of revenue.

The belief is that digital will cannibalize the direct market. Is it true? yes. Will it be bad? no.

The truth is that collectors will always want to collect something physical. They will want to walk into a store and chat someone up about the latest <whatever> and spend time being involved in their local comic community.

But the collector is not the future of comics. The collector, for all intents and purposes, is a dying breed. Comics stores are closing, there are less and less monthly repeat buyers (people that walk into stores).

Is the "mainstream" purchaser the future? Maybe. What does that person look like? Probably 16 - 25, male and probably gets their first taste of the comic stories we all love via movies, tv or video games. They probably go to their first movie or buy their first comic because a friend recommended it -- not a store owner.

The world, and comics, are becoming inherrently social, but social outside of the store. We (the fans - not graphicly) are willing to make that shift, but the publishers, by the by, are not. Its hard to change a business that has (sort of) worked for decades. So they look for different ways to generate revenue - movies, tv, merchandise and video games mostly. The characters we all love become brands and are thought of as such. They are commodities. (See Disney's purchase of Marvel). And it hurts us to our core. 

Is digitial the "future?" No.

What is the future is the extension of the comic "experience" across multiple mediums where we as fans can enjoy and share the art and stories our favorite creators create. It will be a future where we no longer have to "go" somewhere to engage in our passion. It will be a future where it comes to us.

And we can accept that comics are quickly becoming something different than 22 pages of panels, which will be consumed in different ways across different mediums, or we can continue to complain about the death of the direct market.

As always: happy to discuss directly: 720-248-8499 / micah@graphicly (gtalk/email) / graphiclyme AIM / micahb37 skype 
February 22, 2011 11:18 am I got an IM this am that the app works well on a Nook Color. you have to root it, but its $250 vs $800 for the Xoom. 

Here are some rooting instructions: (not that I would condone or suggest or whatever I need to say so as to not get in trouble) http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=942424 
February 15, 2011 2:53 pm awesome work Ron. We need to do more of these!
February 15, 2011 2:49 pm @RPG  We have never or will ever exert any editorial control over iFanboy or its contents. Ron and Jason built the questions and presented them to Gareb, and Gareb's answers are relatively unedited.

Our goal at Graphicly is to support iFanboy, not control it, regardless of whatever conspiracy theory one might want to think up.

And, as always, happy to discuss further: 720-248-8499 is my direct line / micah@graphicly.com email or gtalk / graphiclyme AIM.
February 4, 2011 12:15 pm @stulach - exactly

My point is that if publishers dont realize that their readers have changed and the landscape has changed, the numbers of books that sell will continue to drop. No longer can a publisher rely on Diamond for distribution and make hay. They have to hustle and become a real part of their communities online. 
January 31, 2011 4:36 pm for those that dont know, Graphicly owns iFanboy. (This goes out to my boy Slim!) :)