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.
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:
- The Journey to Digital Comics: Reading Device
- The Journey to Digital Comics: US Comics Apps
- The Journey to Digital Comics: Manga Apps
- The Journey to Digital Comics: Pros and Cons
- The Journey to Digital Comics: On Ownership and Stuff
- 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.