10 Questions With….Dennis Culver – Co-creator Of Edison Rex

10 questions with Dennis Culver from Edison Rex – One of Monkeybrains longest running titles!
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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.

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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.

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