The big story of the week is the acquisition of leading digital comics retailer ComiXology by Amazon.com. ComiXology has facilitated over 200 million downloads of digital comics, making it the largest provider of American comic books from nearly every major publisher as well as small press and independent creators. Amazon.com is one of if not the biggest retailers of, well, everything in the world, including a leading seller of digital content in the form of music, video and electronic books.
What does this acquisition mean for Comixology and the American comic book industry as a whole? To address these questions and ask even more besides, Senior Editor Andy Khouri is joined tthis week by Heidi MacDonald, Editor-in-Chief of comics news and culture site The Beat; Matt D. Wilson, ComicsAlliance contributor and the writer of the digital comic book Copernicus Jones, Robot Detective; and Alison Baker and Chris Roberson, publishers of Monkeybrain Comics, an imprint with an exclusive digital distribution deal with ComiXology.
Most likely - unless you've skipped the rest of the Internet for the last few days as well as the most recent War Rocket Ajax - you already know about the existence of Monkeybrain Comics, the new digital publisher founded by Chris Roberson and Allison Baker. But maybe you don't know what's awaiting you in the five launch titles ju
This week on ComicsAlliance's War Rocket Ajax podcast, longtime friends of the show Chris Roberson and Allison Baker join us to talk about their brand new project, Monkeybrain Comics! They've been teasing it for weeks, but in our interview, we talk about exactly what led to the decision to get into publishing comics, the lineup of creators they've approached to be a part of it, and how they plan to approach creator-owned comics in the digital age -- and you can listen to the whole show right here at ComicsAlliance!War Rocket Ajax #119: That's Not a Monkey with Chris Roberson and Allison Baker
(WARNING: Contains NSFW language)
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