Link: The Future of Commerce and the Future of Art

• David Brothers, who generally has a very aggressive stance regarding moving into digital, pisses off comics retailers by suggesting day and date would not really hurt shop sales:

I agree of course, but the numbers I’ve seen are still modest. What will be the digitally native comic that really pushes things?

• Meanwhile, Matt Seneca looks at the same question in a Balboa-like expedition to the bleeding edge of comics storytelling:

 

Seneca’s discussion centers on formalists in the Shaw mode:Connor Willumsen, David Gray, and the Bret Easton Ellisfor the bunch, Blaise Larmee. None of them are producing anything that will go on your iPhone — all these examples rely on the scrolling natures of the web browser, so maybe the iPad. They are abstract in some cases, but affecting. And they aren’t like “traditional” webcomics at all.

 

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