Interesting development on the digital comics front: a group of creators including Pierre Villeneuve and Jim Shelley have begun releasing their comics in CBR format online at Flashback Universe.
As I’m sure folk reading this know, CBR is the file format (zipped files renamed with a .cbr or .cbz suffix) used by many fans to privately exchange digital versions of old comics (and new ones!), so this is an interesting development, both in terms of a way to deliver new comics and the fact that ther creators are not concerned by digital copying of the material (there’s no DRM on .cbr files that I’m aware of)
The creative group describe themselves as a small group of creators who feel that the future of comics is the internet – but not through “klugely” Macromedia/Flash programs that
distort text and graphics, but rather with the more widely popular comicbookreader (cbr) format.
Check out the results at: www.flashbackuniverse.com
Categories: Digital Comics