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Leaving Proof 235 | On the heels of controversy: Escher Girls, Randy Queen, and Shoes
Published on Monday, August 11, 2014 by In this week's Leaving Proof: We discuss the Randy Queen/Escher Girls incident. ALSO: What does shoe design have to do with any of this? Maybe nothing, but that's not going to stop us from trying to look for a connection between the two topics! (more…)...
Leaving Proof 234 | On the DRM-free comiXology, Marvel’s illusion of change and “diversity marketing,” and what publishers can learn from the UFC
Published on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 by In this extra-sized edition of Leaving Proof: We laud comiXology for dropping DRM, talk about Marvel's illusion of change and David Brothers' concerns about the publisher's "diversity marketing," and muse on what publishers can learn from the UFC in terms of promoting female-fronted books. (more…)...
Leaving Proof 219 | On Heartbleed, <i>The Private Eye</i>, and why secrets are an integral part of communications
Published on Thursday, April 10, 2014 by In an eerie case of life imitating art, the "Heartbleed" server security bug mirrors the catastrophic private data exposure depicted in Brian K. Vaughan and Marcos Martin's The Private Eye. (more…)...
Leaving Proof 192 | iComics: On Image Comics’ DRM-free digital comics initiative
Published on Friday, July 5, 2013 by Image Comics' announcement of its DRM-free, direct-to-consumer digital comics sales platform took a lot of observers by surprise last Tuesday. How will this affect the digital comics sales landscape moving forward and what are the implications for readers and comics professionals? (more…)...
NEWS Round-Up | Week of April 12, 2013
Published on Friday, April 12, 2013 by We've got a rundown of some of the biggest comics industry stories for the week, including a breakdown of the whole Saga #12/comiXology/Apple kerfuffle, an early look at the comics exclusives for next week's Fan Expo Vancouver, and more! (more…)...
Leaving Proof 178 | On Vaughan and Martin’s <i>The Private Eye</i> #1
Published on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 by With The Private Eye #1, Brian K. Vaughan and Marcos Martin examine the erosion of privacy in the social network era through an absurdist, retro-future, science-fiction-tinged lens. ALSO: running with comics, a trio of anime feature film recommendations, and more! (more…)...
NEWS Round-up | Week of March 15, 2013
Published on Friday, March 15, 2013 by Instead of the usual end-of-the-week news recap, today's News Round-up will focus on the news of JManga's recent closure, what it says about similar services like comiXology, and what this all means for your common sense consumer rights. (more…)...
Leaving Proof 176 | The comiXology server crash reminds us why DRM is more trouble than it’s worth
Published on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 by What can the leader in digital comics distribution learn from its peers in the video game, e-book, and digital music sectors? When it comes to the pitfalls and drawbacks of aggressive digital rights management (DRM), a lot, as it turns out. (more…)...
NEWS Round-up | Week of February 15, 2013
Published on Friday, February 15, 2013 by A trademark bully gets thwarted, Don Rosa explains why he stopped drawing Disney comics, the Orson Scott Card/Adventures of Superman controversy, and more in this week's News Round-up! (more…)...
Leaving Proof 65 | SOPA, PIPA, and You
Published on Tuesday, January 17, 2012 by If you've checked out our front page lately, you'll notice that we have a "Stop SOPA and PIPA!" piece up, and that the site (including Leaving Proof) will be going dark on Wednesday, 18 January 2012 to join a number of other sites in protesting the two pieces of pending American legislation. Please take the time to inform yourself about the issues at hand and read ...
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