ft podcast episode: the private eye

March 19, 2013 § 1 Comment

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This week on a bare bones website called panelsyndicate.com, Brian K. Vaughan & Marcos Martin released a DRM-free, pay-what-you-will, digital exclusive comic book called The Private Eye. We’re pretty excited about it, and that’s what’s next on Fuzzy Typewriter.

Listen to this episode.

Download The Private Eye.

Read Paul’s full review over at iFanboy.com

Music:
“Watching the Detectives”
Elvis Costello

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§ One Response to ft podcast episode: the private eye

  • Adam says:

    When I first heard about this project, I thought “oh, cool; the money goes directly to the creators. I would happily pay $2.99 at the comic shop, so that’s a fair price to pay.” But on reflection, I realized that it is not so much an issue of the “big corporations” not seeing their cut. Of that $2.99, about half of that would normally go to the LCS small business owner and his or her employees. Not just paychecks but to pay the store’s rent and for more inventory: to keep the shop open for me to enjoy. And even considering the profits the Publisher would normally get, sure Kirkman and McFarlane don’t really need a cut of BKV’s profits, but for every “McFarlane” at Image there’re several “Ron Richardses.” I can imagine cogent arguments against everything I just said, as well as the counter-counter-counter arguments, but I think I’ll just sum up by saying the ramifications of this pay-what-you-will model (beyond this one-off event) seem complicated to me.

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