Over at Newsaram ComiXology CTO John D. Roberts is interviewed with his thoughts on the comics medium, and the future of digital comics!
â€œOn average it takes about two hours to format [a standard size comic book],â€ Roberts explained. â€œIâ€™m told older books are easier generally due to their panel structure, but because they have more panels it takes a little longer in that regard. But those classic nine-panel grids from Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko are easy to process; itâ€™s funny, but those panels fit almost perfectly on the iPhone like the deviceâ€™s creators made it for viewing 9-panel comics.
â€œSome of the more complicated layouts can get crazy,â€ Roberts continued. â€œThings like having readers read things clock-wise as opposed to left-to-right or something can make things complicated for us. But weâ€™re getting faster all of the time, streamlining the process as much as possible. A year ago when we first launched the app, we were doing thirty or forty books a week â€“ now weâ€™re doing around 100 a week. Weâ€™re just releasing that much more through the various branded apps.