Giant Size 7: The Passionate Task

Rich Stevens and Merlin Mann join Moisés and John to discuss the state of digital comics, content discovery, and recommend some good reads.SPONSORSTransporter: personal cloud storage that lives in your house. Use offer code ESN10 to get 10% off any Transporter model at FileTransporter.comBackblaze: unlimited, secure, online back up your computer for just $5/month. Visit this link to support the show and learn more.IDW Publishing: Check out Weird Love, a new bimonthly collection of awful (but great) vintage romance comics from the same editor as John’s beloved Haunted Horror. It includes stories like I Fell For a Commie! By the day of posting, the Jim Steranko Captain America Artist’s Edition should be available at your local shop.PANELISTSCo-host John Gholson has been reviewing movies in comic strip form for Movies.com of late (Amazing Spider-Man 2, Godzilla), can be seen acting in Zero Charisma (now available digitally), and his performance in Meet Me There can be seen at a festival or theater near you over the coming weeks and months.Merlin Mann was previously on episode 1 of the All-New Giant Size. He helps John Roderick help people on Roderick On The Line and talks about comics and other things on Back to Work.Rich Stevens aka rstevens aka Richard Stevens III is a fugitive on the lam from justice. His webcomic Diesel Sweeties is about love and robots, and must be stopped at all costs.SHOWNOTESThis week’s Reading List post is full of more recommendations than you can probably handle.Brimp responsibly, everyone.Moisés wrote a piece about the whole "comiXology Thing" for TechHive. Merlin talked about it on Back to Work (A Comics Show). The ATP guys discussed it (twice), and John Gruber talked about it on The Talk Show.Gerry Conway wrote a piece about the "comiXology Thing". He’s a legend and Moisés loves him, but he hasn’t been an active creator since the advent of digital comics.Jim Zub wrote a couple of great articles about financial breakdowns for creators, one about physical comics and another about digital.Digital comics services and readers you should know about: Thrillbent from the great Mark Waid, Chunky Comic Reader for your DRM-less comics, and Marvel Unlimited, which is increasingly where you find the biggest library of Marvel content.Panel Syndiacate’s The Private Eye has a brilliant distribution and monetization strategy.CueCat was the bomb…or a bomb, one of the two. The Devil Inside was the CueCat of movies.

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