("Murdermouth" cover, pencils by Derlis Santacruz) Given the barriers and costs inherent in print publication, I'm going to be planning most of my comic book releases for digital platforms. The Apple iPad has a gorgeous comics application on it, and plenty of other tablets are in development that are going to change the methods of content delivery. There will still be barriers, especially as major computer producers will primarily be interested in Marvel and DC comics at first, but I sense a new Golden Age of comics coming (though I guess we'll have to change the term from "Golden Age" because of collectors. I guess the "Digital Age" is more apt.)
At any rate, I've told all my artists this will be the new goal. I am not quite sure how it's going to affect traditional layout and the all-important dance of panels and storytelling, but I welcome the opportunity to learn.
Author of seven novels, including THEY HUNGER and THE RED CHURCH. Comics in development include DIRT, Dreamboat, The Gorge, Murdermouth, Grave Conditions and The Red Church, as well as the kid's comic Little Shivers. More at www.hauntedcomputer.com.