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Announcing in-reader comments & reactions

By ChristopherHeadquarters • Aug 4, 2021

As a service to both creators and readers, we are dedicated to improving their shared experiences of stories here on GlobalComix. We recently launched the new GlobalComix Reader V3, and we have now further expanded the reader's offering for how viewers can interact with both creators and each other.

Introducing Reactions

Reactions are a set of emoji comments that you as a reader can post in response to each release. There's a mix between positive, neutral, and negative reactions, and you can select as many as you would like. Reactions are a simple way of communicating your thoughts without typing out lots of text to explain. Reactions will also help us learn about...

Announcing GlobalComix Reader v3

By ChristopherHeadquarters • Jul 6, 2021

We believe that when you read a digital comic book, it should feel good no matter the device that you’re using. It should capture that same experience as if you had the comic right there in your hands, flipping from page to page while engrossed in an incredible story. We’ve taken a hard look at our default and vertical reader and decided that it was time not just for an update, but a complete overhaul -- rebuilding it entirely from scratch. 

Now, if the comic creator doesn’t have interactive framing, you’ll jump right into our new vertical reader. It’s designed for a smooth reading experience, with accurate and snappy zoom so you can dig into...

Announcing improved popularity algorithm, other new ways to discover comics to read

By ChristopherHeadquarters • Jun 16, 2021


Here at GlobalComix, we are always looking into ways we can improve the experience for creators and readers alike.

The Browse Comics section is at the heart of finding something new to read, and we want to make sure it's a powerful tool to help you discover stories that interest you. We also want to empower creators and publishers to provide as much context and clarity on their series as possible to improve discoverability.

With that in mind, here are some improvements we're rolling out for the Browse section. These enhancements are live now, so you can start using the new features right away to discover your next favorite comic, or to reconnect with...

50% off of Unlimited Reading with GOLD Through Christmas Day!

By EricTapperHeadquarters • Dec 22, 2020

The GlobalComix team wants to wish you a happy holiday season, and for you to have unlimited access to comics! We also know that sometimes you just need that last minute stocking stuffer - and we have your back:

GlobalComix Gold is 50% off until Christmas Day, 11:59pm PST!

This is your chance to have an entire month of UNLIMITED access to over 1500 comics for the price of a single cup of coffee (large, with oat milk). Maybe it’s a gift for your favorite comic fan. Maybe you’re treating yourself. Or maybe, this could be the introduction you make to a young one who’ll become an avid lifelong reader.

Either way, you can rest assured knowing that your Gold subscription fee...

GlobalComix CEO interviewed by Omar Spahi's Dreamer Comics Podcast

By gamalhennessyHeadquarters • Dec 3, 2020

As a comic book creator, you know that publishing comics is a complex process that involves multiple decisions around various business, creative, legal, marketing, and sales aspects of the book.

Developing an international marketing and publishing platform for digital comics that is easy to use, enjoyable to read, and structured in a way that makes real money for creators creates a unique set of challenges. It requires inspired insight, constant learning, and years of work to make your vision a reality.

@Christopher, the founder and CEO of GlobalComix sits down with Omar Spahi of The Dreamer Comics Podcast to talk about the origins of GlobalComix, the best way to market independent comics,...

Announcing GlobalComix Crowdfinder Tools

By ChristopherHeadquarters • Dec 2, 2020

Update July 2021: Here's a video how to set up Crowdfinder for your comic


Looking back on 2020, there’s one thing that is inarguably clear - the comics community is immensely resilient. We have not spoken to one creator, publisher, or contributor of any kind that hasn’t upped their game against immeasurable challenges, both personal and worldwide. The stories of these folks shine as brightly as the stories they tell through art, and that shows particularly clear in the evolving relationship between them and their fans:

Crowdfunding has bridged the gap for so many up and coming storytellers and the fans who want to take an active role in supporting the...

Black Friday & Cyber Monday Sales

By ChristopherHeadquarters • Nov 25, 2020

We recently launched GlobalComix Gold and SuperFan Program just in time for the holiday season.

We were even featured in The Hollywood Reporter!

And for good reason: we want you to be able to read titles from our creator community without anything slowing you down. Those new tools are making it easier than ever for fans like you to support their favorite creators.

While we all get wrapped up in the excitement of the gift giving spirit, you can get 50% off on GlobalComix Gold between today and of the end of Cyber Monday. The discount will expire on November 30th at midnight Eastern Time.

This is your chance to have an entire month of access to over 1000 comics for the price of a single cup of...

Announcing GlobalComix Gold and SuperFan - new ways to monetize your comics

By ChristopherHeadquarters • Nov 18, 2020

This season has been full of announcements for GlobalComix, and all of them have had one central theme - supporting the creators and publishers of comics, graphic novels, and manga with as much digital firepower as we can. Diversity not only shines through in the stories and personalities of our creators, but also in the way that they run their business. We proudly announce a new combination to complete the suite of monetization models for every type of creator and publisher: Gold and The SuperFan Program.

GlobalComix Gold

GlobalComix Gold is our answer to the demand for subscriptions, marrying together full access for readers and the empowerment of creators by facilitating direct financial...

Announcing GlobalComix for Teams

By ChristopherHeadquarters • Oct 28, 2020

We’ve spoken with many creators and publishers in the past year. Despite each of their unique styles, most of them share a lot of the same needs. This is particularly true when it comes to letting more than one person or account manage published content, marketing, or finances.

Here’s some stories we’ve heard:

  • We are a team of people with different responsibilities for publishing, marketing, and business administration.
  • We are a partnership of 2 (or more) individuals who are creating and publishing together as a collaboration.
  • I am a creator who sometimes has people help me with <x> role of publishing.
  • I am a solo operator who manages everything myself.

Based on this,...

Announcing the new GlobalComix Reader v2

By ChristopherHeadquarters • Oct 21, 2020

The reason we read comics is that they satisfy us with their stories, and sometimes with their physical or tactile experiences. Sometimes those things get intermingled, and we have a hard time deciphering one from the other.

With hundreds of thousands of readers having come through our platform over the past year, we’ve been watching and listening to both feedback and reading behavior in general. As a result, today we are very excited to announce that we’re launching the new GlobalComix Reader v2: what we believe to be the simplest and best reading experience in digital comics.

Interactive Reading Improvements

We have carefully improved the reading and transition animations of the...

Didn't catch our Demo and Q&A? Now's your chance!

By EricTapperHeadquarters • Aug 3, 2020

Chris recently hosted a demo and Q&A with a group of folks around the GlobalComix community. He spent the first half going step by step through the platform uploads, features, and overall flow as a creator / publisher. The second half was dedicated to a variety of excellent questions by the attendees.

Watch the full video below on YouTube. (For the chronically impatient, like me, I recommend you increase the speed to 1.25-1.5x. Just don't be surprised when world seems a bit slow after you're done!)

Your Second Chance to See the GlobalComix Digital Marketing Webinar

By gamalhennessyHeadquarters • Jun 30, 2020

Chris, Eric, and I wanted to thank everyone who supported, promoted, and attended our first webinar last week.

One of our main goals at GlobalComix is to provide the skills and information to help comic creators and publishers be successful. We hope to carry the positive feedback we received from this first event into additional events throughout the year.

If you didn’t get a chance to see our presentation, or if you’d like to see it again, please feel free to watch it here.

If you’d like to get a free consultation on the digital marketing for your comics, please let me know and we can get the process started.

If you have any questions, please let me know.

Have fun with your...

Interested in learning about digital marketing?

By ChristopherHeadquarters • Jun 1, 2020

If you’re looking for help and support on how to grow your digital comic fanbase, please join us in our new Facebook group for digital marketing. This will be a way for us all to connect with folks in the community, on and off GlobalComix, about engaging more deeply with the tools of digital.

The group has already touched on a handful of key concepts, such as identifying your ideal reader, written by our very own Gamal Hennessy. We’d love for the group to continue growing as a place for people to share experiences with one another as well, so please bring any wisdom you’ve earned!

We’re currently building towards a free digital marketing webinar on Thursday, June 25...

Announcement: Gamal Hennessy joins GlobalComix as VP of Content

By ChristopherHeadquarters • May 6, 2020

Today we have the pleasure to announce and welcome Gamal Hennessy to the GlobalComix team as Vice President of Content. He is established as a trusted leader both in legal representation and publishing, bringing with him the gravity of two decades of experience in the comics industry.

At a time when the comics industry is changing faster than ever, we are very excited to join forces with a veteran who has worked towards both professional and indie creator and publisher success for decades. We are confident that he will help us make this platform meet the needs of our community with utmost dedication to the art and culture of comics while working to develop our creator and publisher...

Announcing Creator Pro - GlobalComix For Professionals

By ChristopherHeadquarters • Feb 11, 2020

Our mission at GlobalComix is to create the best possible publishing service for comic creators to bring their work to a global audience. At first, our platform brought comics reading to all devices and let creators connect and engage with their fans. We then added tools that made the comic uploading and publishing faster and helped readers discover even more great content. Now, it’s time to take things further.

Today, together with 215 Ink and our professional creators, we’re extremely proud to announce GlobalComix Creator Pro, a service that helps publishers and professionals maximize their digital publishing revenues.

Creator Pro - What’s in the box?

Starting at...

Announcing Monetized Comics Publishing Beta

By ChristopherHeadquarters • Feb 28, 2018

In August last year, we opened our doors to the public for the first time to let creators begin publishing their work and testing out the platform. Since then, we’ve been working with a small group of early adopters to gather feedback. We’ve been rebuilding and constantly improving many of our features in preparation for launching GlobalComix to a bigger audience.

We have a deep respect for artists and their work, and we want to make sure we can create a path to financial success for creators. So today we are introducing the next big feature for our platform; Paid Comics Publishing. Whether you are an independent comic creator, a team, or an established publisher, you can...

GlobalComix is now in public beta!

By ChristopherHeadquarters • Aug 4, 2017

After more than 3 years of hard work and dedication, we are excited to open up the doors to our brand new comics platform, GlobalComix. We believe it represents the first steps in changing the course of digital comics publishing.

Books, music and videos have found ways to leverage the potential of the Internet, while comics remain largely sold and distributed through what are essentially online and proprietary book stores. We are here to change that. By making global digital comics publishing as easy-to-use and accessible as possible, and providing artists and publishers the tools they need to reach out directly to an audience, we hope to usher in a new era of comic publishing online.


Beta signups are now open

By ChristopherHeadquarters • Aug 25, 2015
We are proud to announce the opening of GlobalComix beta signups. For the past two years we have been working hard with one goal in mind: to create a platform for people to read and publish comics. But more than anything we’re creating a worldwide community where creators can share, get inspired and connect with fans and contributors around the globe - and where readers can have the best possible comic reading experience.
Here are some of the things you can expect when we launch:

Comic Creator Tools and Interactive Reading Experience
We have created a custom browser-based tool that lets you augment the reading experience of your comics (try reading experience prototype). It will let you...