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

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