Mark Waid is no stranger to the world of digital comics, thanks to his digital imprint Thrillbent and his work on Marvel’s Infinite comics he has become a de facto godfather of digital comics. Well he has taken that role one step further with the announcement of a new digital comics super team – The Digital Comics Coalition – and their debut webcast that is set to reveal some of the inner secrets of the world of digital comics!
Like a Justice League for Digital Comics creators, the Digital Comics Coalition (DCC) is the brainchild of Min Kim (Tapastic) and includes Mark Waid (Thrillbent), Josh Wilkie (Madefire), Felix Kiner (ComicsFix) and Doug Lefler (Scrollon). This diverse group of comics creators, programmers, businessmen and filmmakers joins together regularly to share ideas on the innovations happening today in digital publishing, but a live webcast held at The Nerdist Showroom at Meltdown Comics their frank discussions will be open to an outside audience for the first time.
Entitled “Off The Page: Creating and Marketing Digital Comics,” the webcast will be a roundtable discussion and demonstration of today’s cutting- edge digital comics on Friday, February 27th at 3:00 pm (PST). With each company having its own unique business model, the one thing they have in common is a shared passion for combining art and technology in new ways that can benefit the comic reading community.
The presentation will be moderated by Meltdown’s own Gaston Dominguez, livecast on Twitch, and recorded for later viewing online via YouTube and other platforms.
“Traditional print publishers have build their businesses on competition and closed doors,” said Waid. “The Coalition is instead eager to conduct transparent, honest discussions between some of digital’s biggest, most dedicated creators and publishers. We not only plan to work together to promote this new medium, we also encourage others who feel that passion to freely join our conversation and be heard.”