For more information on ComicBlitz check out some of my details here – but now are 10 Questions About Digital Comics with the founder & CEO!
1. Who are you and what are you working on right now? (2 questions in 1, I know!)
My name is Jordan Plosky. I am the Founder, and CEO of ComicBlitz, a subscription based service for digital comics. Think Netflix, but for comic books.
2. What drew you to digital comics?
I used to be a professional touring musician. It’s very hard to bring longboxes on the road with you. The convenience of digital really came at an amazing time for me.
3. Webcomics or digital comics?
My personal preference is for digital comics, but there are some awesome webcomics out there that I have really started to enjoy as well.
4. What do you think works with digital comics?
The convenience of digital is unparalleled. You don’t have to leave your couch to read pretty much any comic book you ever wanted to. Not having to find, or drive to a store can be a plus for many people as well, especially if there isn’t one nearby. And, we are a culture of instant gratification. It’s amazing how fast you can go from wanting to read something, to actually doing it.
5. Can digital comics replace print comics?
That used to be the fear. But I think digital comics are the best promotional tool for print comics around. The comic industry might be the one industry actually POSITIVELY affected by the advent of digital. Something like 10 out of the last 12 years have been growth years in comics, Graphic Novels have grown, AND digital has grown on top of that. Digital hasn’t replaced any sales, in fact, it seems to only have helped traditional sales.
6. How can print comics work with digital comics?
I’ll leave that up to the publishers. We’re sort of working from the other way around. We’re seeing how digital can work with print!
7. What don’t you like about digital comics?
Of course, as a purist, I love the feel of a comic in my hands, flipping the pages, and this might sound silly, but the smell. The smell takes me back to when I was 12 years old in my parents house, with my comics all over the floor, trading with my friends. That’s one of the reasons I see digital as not competing with print, but creating a similar, yet different experience.
8. What digital comics/webcomics do you read?
I know this isn’t a loaded question, but right now, I don’t feel I can fairly answer that, for fear of upsetting some of the publishers I am working with right now!
9. Where do you see digital comics going from here?
I think we’ve only started to tap the potential of what digital comics are capable of. There are many innovations that are possible to integrate with digital comics, and we are working on some of those things right now!
10. Who do you think we should look out for in digital comics?
Aside from us? 😉 I love what Thrillbent is doing, and also Brian K. Vaughn with PanelSyndicate.com