CBR: CCI: Digital Comics Now! Panel
Despite the proliferation and growing popularity of handheld devices like iPads, iPhones and Kindles, panelists said digital comic publishers continue struggle to get their comics into the hands of would-be buyers.
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"When people say digital comics will destroy the retailers the way it destroyed the music stores I say its not apples and oranges, its apples and steak. There's no mass market comic book audience to go away." Being that comic book stores provide a specialty item that is physical unlike music or video.
Murphy continued, "There's no equivalent mass market distributor of comics like a Best Buy. The industry wasn't built like that." As a distributor of new digital comics, Murphy was eager to reach out to "brick and mortar" retailers. "We provide services for retailers so people who subscribe to our service we lead the people who've never been in a comic book store to their nearest one. Its already a boutique industry and a cultural center and we believe there's actually an ability to help comic stores grow."
This is a guy gets it.