Storybundle, Humble Bundle offer diverse pay-what-you-want e-book collections

By Chris Meadows
August 7, 2015 // 1 Comment

Storybundle is back with an interesting set of bundles. The main one that caught my notice was the “Women in Sci-Fi” bundle, which I saw mentioned on Mike Glyer’s “File 770” blog. Curated [...]

Japanese citizens buy the most e-books per capita

By Chris Meadows
August 4, 2015 // 2 Comments

Update: Nate’s questioning BI’s numbers. He could be right. A recent piece in Business Insider reports that Japanese consumers are crazy about their e-books. On average, they spend nearly [...]

‘Why Digital Comics Are Great For Kids, Plus 5 Ways To Discover And Read Them’

By David Rothman
August 2, 2015 // 0 Comments

From newspaper people to pediatricians, many love to bash “screen time” for kids. Not all screen time is the same, however. From Canada comes one example in favor of a more discerning [...]

Another VAT MOSS casualty: Schlock Mercenary PDFs

By Chris Meadows
July 31, 2015 // 3 Comments

At Gen Con this evening, I got to spectate as Schlock Mercenary webcomic artist Howard Tayler and several other players took part in a playtest/demonstration session of the upcoming Planet Mercenary [...]

Berkeley Breathed returns to Bloom County

By Chris Meadows
July 17, 2015 // 0 Comments

Here’s another old media legend making a timely splash in new media. Berkeley Breathed, creator of Bloom County, has been drawn back into the satirical fray. Apparently the sublime silliness of [...]

Mobile technology foments leaks at Comic Con

By Chris Meadows
July 16, 2015 // 1 Comment

Ah, mobile technology. It’s giving people the power to e-read and consume other media pretty much anywhere—but it’s also giving them the power to record media pretty much anywhere, which is a [...]

TeleRead Links: Powell’s Bookstore, selling standalone books, Minion Yellow, and more

By Chris Meadows
July 15, 2015 // 4 Comments

Why Powell’s Bookstore Will Outlive the Kindle (Condé Nast Traveler) About half of the books on Powell’s shelves are used, most in very good condition. Loading up on used volumes with friendly [...]

Paper company creates 8-foot sheet of paper ‘superhero’ for Comic Con

By Chris Meadows
July 13, 2015 // 0 Comments

San Diego Comic Con was this past weekend—a huge media convention that started out as being about comics but has since transitioned into being about TV shows and movies based on, that have some [...]

Interview with Swedish comic artist Peter Bergting

By Paul St John Mackintosh
July 10, 2015 // 0 Comments

While in Sweden, I got in touch with local comic artist Peter Bergting. As per his official bio, Peter Bergting “has written four young adult novels in Swedish for a major publisher [...]

Clive Barker needs comic artists: Stop. Read. Repeat.

By Paul St John Mackintosh
June 11, 2015 // 0 Comments

Yes, Clive Barker needs comic artists. The Clive Barker. Hellraiser, Nightbreed, Candyman, Tortured Souls Clive Barker. The Prince of Horror (though not the King). That Clive Barker. And he is [...]

Grant Snider’s latest lovely tribute to reading

By Paul St John Mackintosh
May 14, 2015 // 0 Comments

  The reading-friendly work of comic artist Grant Snider has appeared before multiple times in Teleread, but no apology for linking to the latest reading advocacy strip on his website, “A [...]

Interactive graphic novel Midnight Rises by John Scalzi interacts with new mobile shooter game

By Chris Meadows
February 5, 2015 // 0 Comments

Interactive book apps may not yet have set the world on fire, but there is at least one place for them—as an adjunct to video games. On January 28, 2015, Industrial Toys LLC released Midnight [...]

Emily Carroll shares the webcomic of your (darkest) Christmas dreams

By Paul St John Mackintosh
December 21, 2014 // 0 Comments

Noted graphic artist and comic author Emily Carroll has made quite an impact on the graphic novel community in recent years with her book of graphic – in every sense of the word – horror [...]

R.I.P. Larry Latham, creator of Lovecraft is Missing

By Paul St John Mackintosh
November 7, 2014 // 0 Comments

Larry Latham, creator of the fabulous Lovecraftian horror web comic Lovecraft is Missing, has passed away from cancer, leaving his marvelous ongoing series unfinished. As I mentioned only a couple of [...]

The Top Ten best Lovecraftian comics – plus one or two that should be there, and maybe minus one that shouldn’t be?

By Paul St John Mackintosh
November 4, 2014 // 0 Comments

Paste Magazine has just kindly run a list of “Tentacles & Madness: 10 Comics That Continue H.P. Lovecraft’s Horror Legacy,” detailing some of the best representations of [...]

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