Last year I wrote that the Android was giving comic books a chance with its Droid Comic Viewer app. Now, according to PCMag.com, Amazon updated its Kindle for Android app on Thursday, adding more support for graphic novels, comic books, and children’s illustrated stories.
Here’s the PCMag scoop:
The actual collector didn’t get $3.5 million because the collection was sold well after his death in 1994. However, his great nephew discovered the stack and had it appraised. Good move. So if you love collecting comic books, put a little faith into your hobby as it may be worth something someday. Below is the full story from the Associated Press.
AP Photo/Courtesy of Heritage Auctions
DALLAS (AP) — Billy Wright plunked down dime after dime forcomic books while growing up in the late 1930s and early 1940s, caring for the collection he started around the age of 9 until his death more than half a century later. On Wednesday, most of thatcollection sold for a whopping $3.5 million.
Wright’s 345 comics, nearly all of which were published from 1936 through 1941, included many of the most prized issues ever, including Detective Comics No. 27, which features the debut of Batman, and Action Comics No. 1, in which Superman’s first appears.
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The world changed on October 5, 2011 when Steve Jobs passed away due to pancreatic cancer. The entire world is mourning the lost of someone who truly changed the world by creating art through technology. Today, artists from all over the globe pay their respects to a legend.
Unthinkable by Joe Petruccio
I’m glad I’m not the only who stresses that it is very important to market your comic book once it is completed. Just because the creative part of the project is over, that doesn’t mean that you are done. As a matter of fact, the real work still lies ahead of you.
In order to get sales, people need to know who you are and in order for that to happen, you need to get your name out there. Today I am across this video. Great tips for those who need a few creative ideas on how to market your comics.
I recently found about about this little art show happening in Secaucus, NJ. Two guys by the names of Joe Veteri and Dan Gallo are hosting Comic Art Con, the first exclusive Comic Art Convention. According to the website this is the only show devoted solely to original comic art! No comic books, no toys, and no celebrities…just art! Don’t know about you but it sounds pretty interesting. Admission is only $10 and children are free when accompanied by an adult. If you have a chance to go here’s the info:
Sunday September 11, 2011
Meadowlands Crown Plaza Hotel
2 Harmon Plaza, Secaucus, N.J. 07094
10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Guest artists will include Tim Vigil, Rich Buckler and Sara Richard. For more information contact:
JOE VETERI at firstname.lastname@example.org (973) 768-6649
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DAN GALLO at email@example.com or (954) 547-9063
The Smithsonian Channel is paying tribute to the wonderful women of science in the month of March by giving them their own comic book! How awesome is that?! 5 women have been turned to comic book heroines. They are:
- Elisabeth Blackburn - biological researcher and winner of the 2009 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for her work on co-discovering telomerase, the enzyme that replenishes the telomere, a structure at the end of chromosomes that protects it
Comic Book Title: Decoding Morality
- JoGayle Howard - Theriogenologist (animal reproductive specialist)
Comic Book Title: Ghost Cat
- Nan Hauser – Whale Researcher
Comic Book Title: Footprints on the Water
- Elisabeth Kalko – Tropical Scientist and Ecologist
Comic Book Title: Batwomen of Panama
- Gundren Pflueger - Wolf Biologist
Comic Book Title: Running with Wolves
The 5 book series had a production team that consisted of Gerard Conte (illustrator), Mallory Murphy (writer) and Kevin Colden (colorist). In addition to the comic books, each lady has their own full episode about their work which will be airing on the Smithsonian Channel. Currently, you can watch the full episode of Decoding Immortality on the website.
Read the comic books online or download them from the Smithsonian Channel website.
Anyone who knows me, knows that I adore the Green Lantern. So when I heard that the movie was coming out, I couldn’t have been more excited. However, when I saw the trailer, I must admit that I was disappointed. Here are my predictions why The Green Lantern could be an epic fail base on the two minute trailer.
If you are looking for another way to give comic book lovers another way to read your stuff, Droid has the answer. Droid Comic Viewer is an app described as a ” lightweight image, comic & manga viewer.” Viewers can scroll from left-to-right or right-to-left and has auto bookmarking. Apparently, DCV has become very popular with more than 250,000 Android users having already downloaded the app.
I haven’t had a chance to explore this app but here’s a good review from someone who has.
Do you have a Droid? Have you already downloaded this app? If not, would you?
With comic shops and local bookstores starting to close its doors for good, the comic book industry looked like it was going to go down with it. But then 2007 came along. The iPhone was introduced and Amazon got this crazy idea to create a portable e-reader and call it a Kindle. Turns out that by Christmas 2010, e-readers were a very popular gift and iPhones were still going strong. But in early 2010, web comics had another savior — the iPad. Continue reading