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Comics: From Print to the World Wide Web Presentation Transcript

  • 1. Comics in the Digital Age:
    From Print to the World Wide Web
    Ernesto Priego
    University College London
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  • 5. 1896
  • 6. 1896
  • 7. 1933
  • 8. June, 1938
  • 9. Action Comics No. 1
  • 10. 1986: The Rise of the Graphic Novel
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  • 23. Ishi, 2007
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  • 28. Panel Layouts According to Physical Publication Page
    Lefèvre, 2000
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  • 33. 2000
  • 34. Comic Book Archive files
    A series of compressed image files:
    * .cbr -> RAR
    * .cbz -> ZIP
    Rare:
    * .cb7 -> 7-Zip
    * .cbt -> TAR
    * .cba -> ACE
    Typically PNG or JPEG files.
    Occasionally GIF, BMP, and TIFF files.
    The file names inside an archive are usually numbered in ascending order according to the original page number.
  • 35. CBML: COMIC BOOK MARKUP LANGUAGE
  • 36. www.cbml.org
  • 37. Reading a Digitised European Album on Issu
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  • 39. Marvel Digital Comic Book Reader
    http://marvel.com/digitalcomics/
  • 40. ZudaWebcomics Viewer (DC Comics)
    http://www.zudacomics.com/
  • 41. http://www.act-i-vate.com/
  • 42. iPhone Comic Book Reader…
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  • 44. From vinyl to iPod…
    From paper to iPhone…?
  • 45. From these…
    to this…?
  • 46. Apple sold over 5.2miPhones in the third quarter of 2009 and it is estimated that by the end of this year there will be at least 100,000 applications for it.
    (The Guardian, 29 July 2009).
    Amazon sold half a million Kindles in 2008, and though they have not announced how many they have sold this year, the firm's net sales stood at $5.45 billion in the third quarter of 2009 compared with $4.26 billion in the third quarter of 2008.
    (Bit-Tech, 1st December 2009)
  • 47. 2009
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  • 53. The LongBox Digital Comics Reader
    -Own format for digital comics (.LBX)
    -Comics bought and read on the Longbox will be protected by a DRM
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  • 59. Thank You!
    (Any questions? Please ask!)
    efpriego@gmail.com