GOOF! Comic #6 cover by Marc Jackson

Digital anthology comic GOOF! to go on hiatus in June – but what a ride it’s been!

Digitally-distributed comics offer many opportunities for creators, not least of them a global audience, minimal distribution costs and the opportunity to creatively push the comic’s form in new ways impossible on paper. But with those opportunities come the problems of making your voice heard in an ocean full of competing talent, as artist Marc Jackson, publisher of the the subscription-based anthology GOOF! has discovered, and recounts here, as the project prepares to go on hiatus…Continue reading Digital anthology comic GOOF! to go on hiatus in June – but what a ride it’s been!

Warner asserts copyright over early Captain Marvel appearances

There are a number of comic sites online quite legally republishing digital versions of comics now considered to be in the public domain, based on extensive research and sourcing original copies. One of them is the Digital Comics Museum – run by a team clearly determined to honour contested ownership when companies like Warner Bros. recently asserted rights over early appearances by the original Captain Marvel, first published by FawcettContinue reading Warner asserts copyright over early Captain Marvel appearances

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British Library partners with Universities on Digital Comics PhD projects

The British Library is collaborating with university partners to award PhD funding for four new doctoral research projects, starting in October 2019, two on digital comics. As we previously reported, the projects will be co-supervised by the British Library, offering unique opportunities for bespoke research training and professional development. Two of those are on UKContinue reading British Library partners with Universities on Digital Comics PhD projects

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Just Ask for Mercy – the comiXology Originals collection is out soon!

Out next month from comiXology is Ask for Mercy: The Key to Forever by British creators Richard Starkings and Abigail Harding – the first collection of the creator-owned series launched last year on the digital comics platform. An action-packed and artistically stunning dark fantasy story from Elephantmen creator Richard Starkings and breakout talent, Abigail Jill Harding, making herContinue reading Just Ask for Mercy – the comiXology Originals collection is out soon!