One of the great things about digital comics is that they aren’t constrained to a particular page size – unlike their printed predecessors. As a result a whole host of superbly innovative and exciting digital comics have been made even more inventive thanks to the use of landscape orientated pages. Here are 10 of our favourite landscape oriented digital comics…

cannons_introLast time we spoke Double Barrel’s Kevin and Zander Cannon they were just setting off on their exciting journey into the wide world of digital comics. They were setting out to change the model of digital publishing by releasing their comics Crater XV and Heck in a combined monthly instalment. Not only would this give fans a regular fix while they were finishing off writing and drawing their respective books but they hoped it would also avoid fans ‘waiting for the trade’ and so giving readers a reason to pick up the book much earlier.  With both Crater XV and Heck now released as collected editions on ComiXology we wanted to find out how the Cannon’s journey went and what they had learned about the world of digital comics along the way.

The Pipedream Comics Sunday Digest is going to take on a new format this week. Instead of rounding up the week’s stories from the website, we’re going to do some quick reviews of some great digital comics which we’ve been enjoying this week, but not reviewed fully on the site. Enjoy…

Pipedream Comic logoIt’s been a landmark year for digital comics in 2012. We’ve seen them develop from simple page turners from a few leading lights to an increasingly diverse and exciting medium with offerings from the world’s biggest comics companies, alongside a whole host of new digital exclusive publishers and app creators. From Madefire and Marvel Infinite to MonkeyBrain and more, we have seen animated pages, immersive soundtracks and new companies developing comics and apps with new and exciting characters in new and exciting formats.

To celebrate this we want you the readers to help us choose the very best digital comic of the year 2012. Below is our shortlist of the top 10 titles we’ve seen this year and we want you to vote on them here at our Facebook page. Voting closes on Friday January 4th and we’ll announce the winner the winner on Monday January 7th so be sure to get voting!

Double Barrel is a fantastic comic strip double header featuring the latest work from talented cartoonists Kevin and Zander Cannon (no relation). Not content with the lead time required to publish their books separately, the Cannons joined forces with the brilliant Top Shelf to produce this monthly digital title. Not only containing their new strips Heck and Crater XV, its also packed with fantastic articles on how to succeed in the comics business and how to motivate yourself to become a better writer and artist. It’s like reading a fanzine or an old style mini-magazine and is a brilliant way to keep your audience up to date with your latest work. Plus, at 69p for well over 100 pages is an absolute bargain. We got in touch with Kevin and Zander to ask them just where the idea came from and why we should get excited about this double barrelled double act.