March 9, 2014

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Digging into Digital: Comixology Celebrates Submit Anniversary with Creator-Owned Bundle

It's hard to believe that digital comics distributor Comixology's Submit program (a way for self-published creators to get their works onto the popular platform) is already a year old, but it's true. As a way to recognize this milestone, Comixology is offering a 100 comic bundle for only $10.

The sale appears to only be on the web store (I looked on my iPad and didn't see it nor could I search for it), but it may be on other apps that I don't have access to, such as a Kindle Fire.

It's an incredible deal that give people who may be unfamiliar with indie comics a way to experiment, showing just how much potential there is for indie creators in the digital world--assuming they can get a part of the market. I'm sure that the actual money going back to the artists and writers involved here is minimal, but it is a chance to grab eyes that may not have otherwise seen you.

The line-up has several Panel Patter favorites, including:

  • First Law of Mad Science 1
  • Nathan Sorry
  • Anathema
  • Legend of Bold Riley
  • Moth City
  • Boobage
  • War of the Woods
  • Blastosaurus
  • American Barbarian
Now that group would be worth the $10 alone, but there's also material I haven't had the chance to read yet from Shannon Wheeler, Kel McDonald, and Becky Cloonan, along with enough intriguing-looking titles to make more than happy to pay 10 cents per comic like this was the clearance bin of a comic book store.

I'm a little baffled why I can't find this on the ipad version, but the nice thing is that even if I buy them on the web site, they'll be available to download to my device in just a few minutes. So don't let that stop those of you who never use the web client if you are interested in this deal. The nice thing is that once something is on Comixology, you can read it on anything you have a Comixology account for.

If you want to take advantage of this, you should act fact, however. The deal expires Monday, March 10th, at 11PM EST. I'm really happy to see this bundle show up, and I'll have my own copy by the time you read this. Needless to say, this one's highly recommended to the digital-minded readers of Panel Patter (and maybe the not-so-digital, too, as a way to see what they think.)