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Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment. You can follow him on Twitter @MajorSpoilers and tell him your darkest secrets...

8 Comments

  1. The thing is..eventually everyone will have a tablet.

    I can see tablets ending up being so cheap and a valuable product for reading books and newspapers. Taking this into consideration, motion or..digital comics can get an enormous boost via the technology.

    I don’t see a current need for say an iPad, it is expensive, but man..everytime i read a web comics i so wish i had an ipad..i don’t see a laptop perfect for it, whereas an iPad or tablet is perfect

    Light and just something that you can use anywhere, laying down, sitting down or even while walking.. Another market is mobile phones, i do like reading comics on my iphone..more and more phones are emulating this approach, big touch screens.

    Comics can emerge in this market too, especially as motion comics with audio and animation..nothing over the top, just the middle ground between a static comic and an animated video.

    Publishers should recognise this, a new generation is growing up where comics aren’t just confined to the dorm of a geek anymore. They are part of our entertainment culture, alongside movies, music, video games..comics are becoming the ‘norm’

    • Again, it’s another option. No one is forced to read comics on an iPad. He really has no point here.

      And it’s hardly a mono task device. Not sure where thats coming from.

  2. Don’t understand this push towards Digital Comics. I *like* actually having something in my hand that has value. Digital media has no value at all.

  3. Sorry just like the Newspaper I still read that goes the same for my comics. For me I don’t need another device,(IPAD, Kindle, etc) to further my eye strain. I still get CD’s as well better to have the physical copy then have your device crash then you’re left with picking up a new device and having to either have someone rescue your info or you would have to repurchase what you had lost……

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