Who are you and what are you working on right now? (2 questions in 1, I know!)
Dennis Culver. I’m the co-creator and artist on Edison Rex. It comes out every month digitally from Monkeybrain via Comixology. Printed trades when they’re ready from IDW
What drew you to digital comics?
I was asked to participate in Monkeybrain with Chris Roberson and I thought it was a good idea to be first with something like this. Also I liked our idea.
Webcomics or digital comics?
I don’t make a distinction with digital, web, print, manga or whatever. It’s all comics to me me. I love the medium.
What do you think works with digital comics?
I think the cloud based accessibility with Comixology is interesting. Also the lack of limits that sometime arise because of print. If I think the story needs an extra page or works without a page there is nothing stopping me from adding or removing it.
Can digital comics replace print comics?
It’s two different markets that can easily coexist.
How can print comics work with digital comics?
I think the best thing print can do is get out of digital’s way. Same day release didn’t kill print and I don’t think different price points would either. Again it’s two different markets and there’s enough for everyone.
What don’t you like about digital comics?
In general, I think price point is a barrier for a lot of people. I think if the larger publishers embraced the $.99 single issue model we’d bring more people into digital.
What digital comics/webcomics do you read?
A lot of the Monekybrain stuff. My favorite that is not Edison Rex is Masks and Mobsters by Josh Williamson and Mike Henderson.
Private Eye by Bran K Vaughn and Marcos Martin is very good
Some print stuff if I can’t make it to the store that I end up buying twice.
I usually binge catchup on webcomics like Diesel Sweeties when I have the time.
Where do you see digital comics going from here?
I think the market will grow to the point that we won’t need to make a distinction between it and print.
Who do you think we should look out for in digital comics?
I think Monkeybrain has something for everybody. Seriously they cover just about all the genres right now and have all kinds of great stuff in the pipeline.