Monday, October 20, 2008

JAVILAND Episode 4: Printing comics in the Age of Web Comics

Episode 4 is now available, and you can access it with the Talkshoe player on the right by clicking the PreviousEpisodes link. Or here's the direct link to the JAVILAND page on ( once you access our Talkshoe page, you can subscribe to JAVILAND via our iTunes link, and get every episode delivered directly to your iTunes library). Joining me on this episode was regular caller, Ted Seko, as well as Jason Martin, Kevin Cross and joining us for the first time was Colin Panetta.

Basically we tackled the topic of printing comic books, even with the ever-growing feasability of uploading comics directly to the web. Printing obviously incurs costs you just wouldn't have by publishing online, but there are reasons, and options, to continue paying for printing a comic book.

Several of us shared our experiences using a POD (Print of Demand) service such as Ka-Blam. My own experience with my new comic book, El Muerto: Dead & Confused, was favorable overall, and I, as well as some of the other callers, cite them as a viable option. Other topics we covered while discussing actual websites was online advertising and selling ad space, as well as setting up an online storefront at

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