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Interactive Graphic        Storytelling   “How the Internet Impacts the Graphic Novel”Shane Tilton                        ...
Why should we care?• Decline of 20% in print comic and graphic  novels over the past ten years. (Berger, 2009)• Mainstream...
Web comics are primarilytextually driven
Web comicshave “natural”  points of distribution
Web comics act  as a platform ofremixing pop culture
Web comics help escapes  the restrictions of a traditional publication        structure
Web Comics helpdevelop communities  of commonality.
A webcomic of romance,sarcasm, math, andlanguage.Web Comics can focus on niche   topics and   materials.
There are no limits to howweb comics can be presented.
Content can bemore dynamic in the web comic     format
Content can bemore accessible  in the web comic format
Web comics canact a one platformin a multi-platform   media system
Web comics arebecoming more “mainstream”
Several issues exist in     this space• The difference between independent &  “mainstream” artists/companies.• Mainstream ...
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A presentation given during the Graphic Novel Conference held at Ohio University Lancaster October 2010

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    1. 1. Interactive Graphic Storytelling “How the Internet Impacts the Graphic Novel”Shane Tilton twitter: @silnanAssistant Professor tiltons@ohio.edu
    2. 2. Why should we care?• Decline of 20% in print comic and graphic novels over the past ten years. (Berger, 2009)• Mainstream comic publishing companies (DC, Marvel) are putting a strong emphasis on digital publishing and web content (i.e. Comixology.com)• The tools of production are accessable to most comic fans.
    3. 3. Web comics are primarilytextually driven
    4. 4. Web comicshave “natural” points of distribution
    5. 5. Web comics act as a platform ofremixing pop culture
    6. 6. Web comics help escapes the restrictions of a traditional publication structure
    7. 7. Web Comics helpdevelop communities of commonality.
    8. 8. A webcomic of romance,sarcasm, math, andlanguage.Web Comics can focus on niche topics and materials.
    9. 9. There are no limits to howweb comics can be presented.
    10. 10. Content can bemore dynamic in the web comic format
    11. 11. Content can bemore accessible in the web comic format
    12. 12. Web comics canact a one platformin a multi-platform media system
    13. 13. Web comics arebecoming more “mainstream”
    14. 14. Several issues exist in this space• The difference between independent & “mainstream” artists/companies.• Mainstream comic publishing companies (DC, Marvel) are putting a strong emphasis on digital publishing and web content (i.e. Comixology.com)• What is web content now? (“The Death of the Web”)
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