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The Journey to Digital Comics

You may have noticed that, a couple months ago, I bought myself an iPad 2 as an early Christmas present. This was the result of some market research based on a few requirements I had for my next big household change: transition from paper comics to digital comics.

The incentive to start reading digital comics was pretty obvious: after moving my music, movies, TV shows and books to the digital world, it was only a matter of time before I would do the same with my comics. Sure, just like I still like to own some books in physical form, I will still buy some of my comics at my friendly local store, but, realistically speaking, more than two thirds of my collection is just enjoyable stuff I don’t care so much about – I want to read it, but the book itself is not especially beautiful, and it’s not something that would impress my guess when they spot it on the shelves.

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For me, going digital is all about reclaiming space and uncluttering the house where it makes sense.

As a result, here’s my “Journey to Digital Comics”, in the tradition of Mike Vardy’s Journey to…” series:

  1. The Journey to Digital Comics: Reading Device
  2. The Journey to Digital Comics: US Comics Apps
  3. The Journey to Digital Comics: Manga Apps
  4. The Journey to Digital Comics: Pros and Cons
  5. The Journey to Digital Comics: On Ownership and Stuff
  6. The Journey to Digital Comics: Conclusion

Edit: it turns out there’s a lot more to say than I expected, so I expanded the series a bit.