Zuda have posted a final update and good bye as the imprint closes and all comes under the DC banner.
ZUDA COMICS went live in October 2007 after a bleary-eyed and exhausting 48-hour, non-stop, final development push. It was a moment of cautious pride initiating a brash experiment.
DC Comics had never done anything quite like ZUDA before; a mash-up of comics and social media, talent search and think tank. It had supporters, detractors, loyalists and cynics. Unfortunately, as a whole, ZUDA just never quite seemed to fit with DC Comics. Three years later it was time to close shop.
But something interesting happened along the way. Within that rag-tag assemblage there were a wealth of very specific achievements; how to manage editorially driven webcomics, how to structure online talent submissions, how to build a community from scratch, file size, format and aspect ratio specifications, storytelling techniques, web-to-print workflowâ€¦the list goes on.
Yes, ZUDA COMICS is over. The website and the imprint are gone.
However, that isnâ€™t quite the end of the story.
Weâ€™re working with Jim Lee, John Rood and others on ways to take everything weâ€™ve learned from ZUDA and combine it with new ideas for something that is, with a little luck, bigger and better. Weâ€ll keep you up to date, work-in-progress style, as THE COLLECTIVE migrates from the â€œOfficial Blog of Zuda Comicsâ€ to â€œThe Official Production Blog of DC Online.â€
In the meantime weâ€™re also going to continue to release the remaining series through our current digital publishing outlets – comiXology and Sony. Please support those guys with as much passion in those new outlets as you did when they were on the site. Theyâ€™ve earned it.
Finally, thanks to all of the creators, contributors and fans – ZUDA COMICS would literally not have been possible without you.
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