The development of technology has changed the way we look at books, at the movies, in magazines and comic books as well. When it comes to comic books, we can see that there are many advantages to using technology in comic book art. Not only has the technology made comic books more popular, but also it made it easier to access. However, there are other advantages of the Digital Age in comic book art. In this article, I will mention some advantages. I will talk about the popularization of comic books with the use of technology, about the accessibility of the comic books online, about the advantages for the comic book artists, and webcomics.
POPULARIZATION OF THE COMIC BOOKS
The development of technology along with the development of the Internet has led to the growing popularization of comic books. There are many reasons for this. Firstly, the comic books have become more accessible. People all over the world can check online many new and old comic book editions. Moreover, they can be informed on the latest issue as soon as it comes out. Secondly, technology has allowed artists to make different kinds of comic books, such as webcomics. Besides, the technology has led to the much better realization of the comic books. The print is better, and the drawings themselves are better. Finally, people who love comic books can give their reviews on comic books and in this way participate in the process.
COMIC BOOKS HAVE BECOME MORE ACCESSIBLE
The age of the Internet made comic books easy to reach for people all over the world. Nowadays, many comic books can be found online. People can use kindle, laptop, computer or another device to read their favorite comics. Also, you can buy comic book issues on various shopping sites if you want to have the issue in black and white. Finally, people can find out the latest news about their favorite comics and their favorite characters. The only thing they have to the is to surf the net or to subscribe to the comic book pages, or news webpages, and they will be informed.
THE ADVANTAGES OF DIGITAL AGE FOR COMIC BOOK ARTISTS
Comic book artists have had the greatest advantages of the digital age. Firstly, the comic book artists can find out a lot about new ideas, new forms, and new techniques about comic book art. Secondly, they can get in touch with comic book artists all over the world. In this way, they can share ideas, and get in touch with other comic book publishers. Finally, comic book artists can send their work online to publishers all over the world. This allows them to be noticed more easily and quickly.
Webcomics is the new form of comic books that originated in the digital age. Webcomics are comic books that are not printed but published online, on a website or a mobile app. However, they may be printed in magazines and newspapers. Even though there are not many differences between traditional comic books and webcomics, there are some differences due to the unique capabilities of the web. For example, they can use clip arts or photos.
What we can conclude is that the digital age has brought many good things to the comic book art, and we’re left to see what will it bring in the future.