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Announcing PDF Downloads and Bundles

By KevinHeadquarters • Aug 25, 2022

Today we are excited to announce the latest service for readers, collectors, and creators. PDF Downloads and Bundles is now available, offering an option to purchase your favorite comics and manga, and a new way to support your favorite creators.

It was clear from the beginning that this service would need to equally support two different audiences - readers and creators. We’ve taken great care to ensure that both aspects of PDF Downloads and Bundles are feature-rich, easy to use, and quickly accessible.

Let’s get into exactly what that means.

PDF Downloads and Bundles for Creators

PDF Downloads and Bundles is a new optional way to monetize your content,...

Emmett #1: A Lesser Evils Story - Now Available in 6 Languages

By KevinHeadquarters • May 25, 2022

GlobalComix is excited to announce a partnership with AWA Studios to localize EMMETT #1: A LESSER EVILS STORY, with support for six languages on release day.

EMMETT #1: A LESSER EVILS STORY is available to read right now in the following languages, only on GlobalComix:

GlobalComix Now Available on Smart Refrigerators

By KevinHeadquarters • Apr 1, 2022

Today GlobalComix is excited to announce the next innovation in the comics reading experience. Whether simply grabbing a drink or some ice cream to enjoy, or spending time in the kitchen cooking, you can now access GlobalComix on a wide variety of smart refrigerators.

The fear of losing your place in the book you're reading while running to the fridge is now behind you. Simply load up GlobalComix, log in, and you'll be able to continue where you left off. No more annoying papercuts or keeping that obnoxious spam mail around to use as a bookmark.

Is your dining room table near the fridge? Invite your friends over for book club and flip through your favorite...

Christopher

Christopher admin supporter 5 months ago

Baller! Now I can read comics while refresh loading my fridge every 15 mins!

Announcing GlobalComix Reader v4

By KevinHeadquarters • Feb 22, 2022

Today we are excited to announce our largest update to the GlobalComix reading experience so far: Reader v4. We’re especially excited about this update because it’s heavily driven by discussions in the comics community about reading format preferences.

We have several major updates to the reader to unpack, so let’s get started.

Double-Page Reading Layout

At the heart of this update is a new reading experience on GlobalComix: Double-Page layout. This layout is especially delightful on widescreen devices like monitors, but is available to any type of device; large or small.

At times you might run into cases where the cover displays as a single page...

Christopher

Christopher admin supporter 7 months ago

Finally this is announced! SOOO MUCH WIN!

Announcing the Talent Marketplace

By KevinHeadquarters • Oct 28, 2021

A core part of our vision for digital comics is to make the creation, publishing and promotion processes simple and easier than ever for creators of all sizes -- from individuals, to teams and studios. Part of that is our streamlined publishing and education about how to market and grow your comics business. Another component is about building the perfect team to take your comic from an idea to reality.

That's why we're excited to formally unveil the Talent Marketplace -- a resource for all types of creators. In its simplest definition, you can think of the Talent Marketplace as a place to advertise that you're looking for work, or that you're building out a...

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...

MK-Wizard

MK-Wizard 1 year ago

Yes! This will be a big help because feedback is crucial for me to improve my art.

Kevin

Kevin admin 1 year ago

This is amazing! Already used it a few times while reading through comics for our feature articles. I love being able to comment directly in the reader, and the reactions are a fun way to add a little more emotion to it.

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...

lcalpin

lcalpin 1 year ago

Will there be an app coming soon? Curious because of the trouble I've been experiencing on the online platform. Words blurring and becoming pixelated after turning a few pages. The single arrow button which turns the page to the next one doesn't work at all whenever I press it

Christopher

Christopher admin supporter 1 year ago

@lcalpin actually, I am working on re-writing the reader quite literally right now to be a LOT better. I hope to have something out ASAP - you're not the only one who has shared these concerns :(

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

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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...
Christopher

Christopher admin supporter 1 year ago

We're really excited to be able to offer this to everyone :) Looking forward to seeing which comics ya'll read!

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...
Nimloth

Nimloth moderator supporter 1 year ago

With a GOLD subscription, you also get a golden frame around your avatar site-wide :) @AppletiniOnFleek

Cavechan

Cavechan 1 year ago

This is so cool!

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...
Schjoay

Schjoay 1 year ago

This is great! Having spent a lot of time with each frame of all of my publications I greatly appreciate this care to detail

erios

erios 1 year ago

Looks amazing! Great job and I hope that I get to create a cool story to be seen like this. Congrats to all the team at Global Comix who made this possible.

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!)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAZNE6aVlWMhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAZNE6aVlWM

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...
GGY

GGY 2 years ago

Nice! :D

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...
gamalhennessy

gamalhennessy admin 2 years ago

Thanks everyone. It's good to be here.

Schjoay

Schjoay 2 years ago

Welcome Gamal!

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...
smbhax

smbhax 2 years ago (moderated 2 years ago)

Need a <3 button for the ^ comment ; )

smbhax

smbhax 2 years ago

Aw my heart emoticon broke, oops : o

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...

chanYE

chanYE 4 years ago

sounds cool so this is only for beta testers or for everyone to try if they want?

Christopher

Christopher admin supporter 4 years ago

@chanYE it’s a beta product available to everyone to use!

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.

Our...
TadxSarahWebtoon

TadxSarahWebtoon 4 years ago

Love this website so far :)

ghostmaya

ghostmaya 4 years ago

Im looking forward~!

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...