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ComiXology Launches a Refer a Friend Program

comixology refer a friendToday, comiXology announced the latest way to spread the love of comics with the launch of comiXology’s Refer-A-Friend program – an all-new initiative for fans to benefit when they share their love of comics, graphic novels, and manga. Comic fans using comiXology’s Refer-A-Friend program will receive a $5 eGift card for each new friend they refer, and that friend will receive a special $5 coupon to use on their first purchase of $10 or more.

To earn credits, comiXology fans just need to follow these simple steps:

  • Go to http://refer.comixology.com and log in.
  • Choose to share via Facebook, Twitter or email.
  • When your friends click your link, they’ll receive a unique $5 coupon to use on their first purchase of $10 or more.
  • Once they make their first purchase ever with comiXology of $10 or more, you’ll receive a $5 eGift card for your hard work!

The Refer-a-Friend feature is only available on comixology.com. For those that want to get int the full terms and conditions including eligible states you can do so here. For these who want to read their FAQ, you can do so here.

It’s great to see the company innovate and give a further incentive to comic fans to do what we already love to do, talk about comics and get people interested! Anything to grow the industry and audience should be applauded, and it happening on a digital platform creates an easy access point for those who might be interested in checking comics out.

comiXology Sponsors C2E2 Artist Alley

comixology tshirt c2e2ComiXology Submit is sponsoring Artist Alley at this weekend’s C2E2 convention, and to celebrate, comiXology is giving away special limited edition posters each day of the show from April 24th through April 26th at the McCormick Center in Chicago, IL. These posters feature Fabian Rangel Jr.’s comiXology Submit smash hit Doc Unknown as rendered by superstar creator Ted Naifeh and are limited to 500 copies daily, with a new pulp color theme offered each day. Posters will be available first come, first served to those that stop by the comiXology Submit tables in Artist Alley where Rangel Jr. and Naifeh will be signing.

In addition to the poster giveaway, comiXology will also be giving away t-shirts and Kindle Fire tablets at their panels and John D. Roberts will be doing portfolio reviews in Artist Alley.

ComiXology Submit, comiXology’s digital self-publishing portal, enables comic creators and cartoonists the ability to easily reach comiXology’s global audience of comic, graphic novel, and manga fans.

See below for all the details of comiXology’s location and events at this weekend’s C2E2:

comiXology Artist Alley Tables:  Table # T2 – T6

Portfolio Reviews with John D. Roberts:  2-3 PM CST on Friday April 24th & Saturday, April 26th

Panels:

ComiXology Submit: The Future of Self-Publishing
Room S405a
Date: Fri. April 24
Time: 7:45 PM – 8:45 PM

Join John D. Roberts (Director of comiXology Submit) along with breakout Submit creators Art Baltazar (Aw Yeah Comics), Enrica Jang (Red Stylo Media) and Fabian Rangel, Jr. (Doc Unknown) for a tell-all discussion on how you too can create, submit and reach the ranks of comiXology Submit stardom!

Comics: Where to Begin?
Room S405a
Date: Sun. April 26
Time: 3:45 PM – 4:45 PM

Join comiXology’s marketing maven Chip Mosher, with The comiXologist Podcast hosts Matt Kolowski and Kara Szamborski, along with our comics industry special guests Nick Barrucci (Publisher of Dynamite Comics) and Stephanie Cooke (Talking Comics podcast) as they become your guides through the awesome world of comics!

This week comiXology also made it easier to find Submit titles by adding a new navigation tab on the front of their website that leads to a dedicated landing page spotlighting titles in brand new ways. Explore Submit titles that are categorized by this week’s releases, by country, by genre and even staff favorites. There will also be a spotlight each week to highlight stand out titles.

Check out the posters for C2E2 below!

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The Walking Dead is on Sale at ComiXology

The Walking Dead series and trades are on sale today, go here to see the offerings.

Issues 1-132 and volume 1 through 22 of the trade paperbacks are on sale, including two compendium bundles for the series with each bundle will have 48 issues priced at $39.99.

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comiXology says “We’re Hiring” at Emerald City Comicon

comixology tshirtComiXology is heading to Emerald City Comicon with panels giveaways and a party where they’ll mix and mingle with motivated comics fans eager to learn about how to join the comiXology team! The Seattle based show runs from Friday, March 27th to Sunday, March 29th at the Washington State Convention Center.

With nearly 30 open positions in New York City and Seattle, comiXology is utilizing Emerald City Comicon as an opportunity to get the word out on their expansion. On Saturday night, comiXology will be hosting a party, open to the public with free drinks while supplies last and limited edition t-shirts available first come first serve. There attendees will be able to talk directly to comiXology’s CEO and co-founder David Steinberger, CTO Jeff DiBartolomeo, and other comiXologists who will be available to discuss positions at comiXology.

During ECCC, comiXology will be hosting a number of panels for comic fans and job seekers alike. On Friday, join comiXology and other great panelists at the Comics: Where to Begin? panel for personal recommendations to help you find comics you’ll love. For creators and cartoonists interested in digital self-publishing, the ComiXology Submit: The Future of Self-Publishing is a don’t-miss panel. Capping off the weekend on Sunday is the Hire Me! Panel, focused on pursuing jobs in the comics industry as a whole – not just comiXology.

At each panel, comiXology will be passing out limited edition t-shirts, free comics, and Kindle Fire tablets to lucky attendees of the panels.

Here’s a list of all the comiXology events at Emerald City Comicon this weekend:

Party:

ComiXology Hire Me Party
Ninkasi Beer Garden
Washington State Convention Center 1st Floor
(Under the Escalators)
Date: Saturday, March 28th
Time: 8:00PM – 11:30PM

Panels:

Comics: Where to Begin?
Room: Hall G (TCC 305)
Date: Friday, March 27th
Time: 2:10PM – 3:00PM

Join comiXology‘s co-founder and CEO David Steinberger and Hank Kanalz (SVP Editorial Strategy & Administration at DC Entertainment), Allison Baker (IDW, Monkeybrain Comics), Chris Roberson (Monkeybrain Comics) and Shannon Watters (Lumberjanes co-creator, BOOM! Box Editor) as they personally recommend comics, graphic novels and manga that are just right for you! Moderated by comiXology‘s marketing maven Chip Mosher.

ComiXology Submit: The Future of Self-Publishing
Room: Hall E (TCC 303)
Date: Saturday, March 28th
Time: 2:50PM – 3:40PM

Join John D. Roberts (Director of comiXology Submit) along with breakout Submit creators Erika Moen (Oh Joy, Sex Toy), Janelle Asselin (Publisher, Rosy Press), Jody Houser (Cupcake POW!), Fabian Rangel Jr. (Doc Unknown), and Hope Nicholson (Publisher of Nelvana of the Northern Lights), for a tell-all discussion and how you too can publish through comiXology Submit, comiXology’s digital self-publishing platform.

Hire Me! From Comics Fan to Comics Professional
Room: Hall D (TCC 302)
Date: Sunday, March, 29th
Time: 12:30PM – 1:20PM

Join David Steinberger (comiXology co-founder and CEO) and Hank Kanalz (SVP Editorial Strategy & Administration at DC Entertainment), Michael Marts (Executive Editor at Marvel Comics), Jacq Cohen (Fantagraphics Books, Inc. Director of Publicity & Promotions), Jen Vaughn (Fantagraphics Books Marketing and Outreach Manager), and Christine Dinh (BOOM! Studios Brand Communications Manager) as they impart the knowledge you need to get your foot in the door in the comic book industry.

ComiXology Submit 30 Books For 3 Bucks and Releases Infographic Celebrating

To celebrate comiXology’s return to SXSW and to kick off comiXology Submit’s third year, comiXology is offering a 30 Submit book bundle for only 3 bucks, beginning today and running through Monday night on comixology.com. The bundle contains titles from both known and unknown creators with books normally priced at $75 for only 3 bucks. It’s the perfect way to discover new comics, graphic novels, and manga, and the future star creators and cartoonists of comics publishing.

To celebrate their third anniversary, the company has also released the below infographic featuring some stats about all of the comics released.

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You can find the full list of the 30 Submit titles being offered for 3 bucks and the creators and cartoonists behind these titles below:

  • Leaving Megalopolis written by Gail Simone, art by Jim Calafiore
  • Doc Frankenstein #1 written by Andy Wachowski & Lana Wachowski, pencils & inks by Steve Skroce, colored by Jason Keith
  • Snipe, written by Kathryn Immonen, art by Stuart Immonen
  • Dayglow #1 art & writing by David Hahn
  • Punk Rock & Trailer Parks by Derf Backderf
  • Revenger #1 by Charles Forsman
  • Expecting to Fly #1 by John Allison
  • The Brothers James #1 written by Ryan Ferrier, art by Michael Walsh
  • Lady Mechanika #1 by Joe Benitez with colors by Peter Steigerwald
  • Harold by Antoine Cossé
  • Lionheart Tales #1 by Thomas Stazer
  • Exterminite #1, written by Mikey Neumann & Len Peralta, pencils by Len Peralta, & colored by Tim Switalski
  • Radical Guardian Skater X #1 written by Chris Sims, art by Joe Hunter
  • Jack Zero: Crackerjack Shot #1 written by Joel Blumsack & Arnold Pander, art by Arnold Pander
  • The End is Totally Nigh #1 written by Kara Barrett, art by Vinnie Rico
  • Silver #1 by Stephan Franck
  • Animals #1: Chickens written by Eric Grissom, art by Claire Connelly
  • House Party, art & writing by Rachael Smith
  • Andrew Jackson Throws a Punch by Andrea Tsurumi
  • Sanity & Tallulah: Plucky Teen Girl Space Detectives #1 by Molly Brooks
  • Dash #1 by Dave Ebersole, art by Delia Gable
  • Golden Age written by Robert Harrington & Giulie Speziani, art by Cecilia Latella, colored by Dustin Evans
  • Love Machines #1 written by Josh Trujillo, art by Ryo Kawakami & Michael Schisler
  • Rum Row #1 written by Andrew Maxwell, art by Michele Bandini, colored by Derek Dow
  • Kid Code #1 written by Damian Duffy, John Jennings & Stacey Robinson, pencils by Stacey Robinson, inks and colors by John Jennings
  • Dragon Slayer #1 art & writing by Devin Kraft, colored by Jake Ekiss, Devin Kraft, Vinh Luan Luu & Matthew Warlick
  • The Intergalactic Nemesis #1, written by Jason Neulander, art by Tim Doyle
  • Outcasts of Jupiter #1,written by Shobo Coker, art by Shof Coker
  • Lit Brick #1 by John S. Troutman
  • Frankie Holliday #1 by Nic Lawson

ComiXology Heads to SXSW

comixology sxsw 2015This March, the third time’s the charm as comixology returns to SXSW in Austin, Texas this weekend sponsoring the SXSW GEEK Stage at the SXSW Gaming Expo and arriving on the scene recommending comics for everyone Friday, March 13th through Sunday, March 15th.

The weekend begins and ends with comiXology’s sponsorship of the SXSW GEEK Stage at the Palmer Events Center in Austin, Texas where giveaways will happen throughout select panels. Next to the stage, fans will be able to stop by the comiXology booth (#121) where they’ll be giving away 30,000 promo codes for free comics from DC Entertainment. The DC Comics and Vertigo titles being given away at the comiXology booth are sure to excite gaming fans as the giveaway includes: Batman: Arkham Knight #1-2, Mortal Kombat X #1-2, and Fables: The Wolf Among Us #1-2.

 

Those not attending the event will want to stay tuned to comiXology on Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook, and Google+ for the “All Access Austin” coverage of all the amazing SXSW happenings and online free giveaways. Fans shouldn’t miss the special The comiXologist podcasts featuring recommendations and SXSW commentary.comixology sxsw 2015 free comics

The weekend wraps up with a Sunday afternoon panel entitled “ComiXology Recommends Comics for You” where comiXology co-founders David Steinberger and John D. Roberts are joined by The comiXologist podcast co-hosts Matt and Kara with personalized comic, graphic novel, and manga recommendations for the audience. Live from the GEEK Stage at 5:15pm CST, attendees of this panel will be offered a free limited edition t-shirts and poster by comiXology Submit creator Molly Brooks while supplies last.

Here’s a list of all the comiXology events and giveaways happening at the SXSW GEEK Stage & Gaming Expo:

SXSW GEEK Stage & Gaming Expo
Palmer Events Center
900 Barton Springs Road, Austin, Texas 78704.
Friday, March 13th – Sunday, March 15th
12pm – 8pm CST every day.

comiXology SXSW Gaming Expo Booth #121
Join us at the booth where we’ll be giving away 30,000 codes for Free DC comics for everyone that stops by all weekend long!

All Access Austin
Stay tuned for coverage from SXSW and the Gaming Expo with special comic giveaways happening all weekend long across comiXology’s Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook, and Google+ social channels.

comiXology Recommends Comics For You
Sunday, March 15th – 4:15-5:00pm CST
SXSW Gaming Expo – The GEEK Stage

Free and open to the public, ComiXology wants everyone on the face of the planet to become comic fans and at SXSW we’re making it happen one recommendation at a time! Attendees will receive a free SXSW-only limited edition poster & t-shirt, available while supplies last.

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Buy One Get One Free on All Digital Marvel Comics!

You can stay warm this weekend and get some cheap comics from Marvel via their digital store. Through February 23, the company is offering a “Buy 1 Get 1″ deal. All you need to do is use the code “Marvel” at the checkout.

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Humanoïds debuts on comiXology

humanoids comixologyComiXology and Humanoïds have announced the distribution of fan-favorite Humanoïds titles worldwide in both English and French on Kindle stores through Amazon websites, on Fire tablets and across comiXology’s entire platform, available on the Web at the comiXology site or on the comiXology app for Fire tablets, iPad, iPhone, Android and Windows 8.

To celebrate this announcement, Humanoïds will digitally debut more than 500 best-selling titles from their catalog of talented creators – Mœbius, Jodorowsky, Bec, Boucq, Dorison, Beltran and more  – across Fire tablets and for the first time ever in high-definition on comiXology.

Below is the full list of English-language Humanoïds titles debuting today on comiXology with more to come in the future:

  • The Incal Vol. 1 – 6
  • Final Incal Vol. 1 – 3
  • Before the Incal Vol. 1 – 6
  • After the Incal
  • The Metabarons Vol. 1 – 4
  • The Technopriests Vol. 1 – 8
  • Barbarella
  • Madwoman of the Sacred Heart Vol. 1 – 3
  • Megalex Vol. 1 – 3
  • Sanctum Vol. 1 – 3

 

Amazon and comiXology Celebrate the 42nd Angoulême International Comics Festival

angoulemeComiXology and Amazon are celebrating the 42nd Angoulême International Comics Festival with special spotlights and sales on digital comics. The Angoulême International Comics Festival takes place in Angoulême, France and runs from January 29th to February 1st. Now in its 42nd year, the festival is the premier comics show in Europe with over 200,000 attendees every year and playing host to creators, cartoonists, publishers, and fans from around the world. It’s a massive show and frankly doesn’t get enough coverage by US centered comic blogs. It’s on the long list of conventions we’d like to go to…. some day…..

This year marks comiXology’s third year attending the Angoulême International Comics Festival in France and they’ll be covering the show themselves through various social media under the “All Access Angoulême” moniker.

ComiXology will also be running a sale running today through February 1st featuring a whole host of French content available in multiple languages and rounded out with a selection of titles from creators around the world, giving fans a curated taste of the international comics scene.

Amazon, comiXology’s parent company, is also spotlight the show. They sent out an email to those subscribed to their comic/graphic novel newsletter and also have a page dedicated to some graphic novles related to the show.

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Top 25 comiXology Submit Titles of 2014

comiXology_submitComiXology has revealed the Top 25 comiXology Submit Titles of 2014! ComiXology’s Submit self-publishing portal has changed the face of self-publishing by allowing independent creators and cartoonists to upload their comic books, graphic novels, and manga for sale on comiXology. Debuting at SXSW in 2013, comiXology Submit has thousands of titles available worldwide.

This list represents the top-selling Submit titles uploaded and sold during 2014. With works from talented creators and cartoonists including Gail Simone, Doug Rushkoff, Joe Benitez, C. Spike Trotman, Erika Moen & many more, comiXology Submit’s Top 25 for 2014 has something for everyone!

What’s interesting is to see some of the series made possible by Kickstarter on the list, like the top one Leaving Megalopolis, as well as formerly print series Lady Mechanika, which will be returning to print this year.

Here’s the full list of the Top 25 comiXology Submit Titles of 2014:

  1. Leaving Megalopolis Writer: Gail Simone; Artist: Jim Calafiore
  2. Testament: Omnibus – Writer: Douglas Rushkoff; Artists: Gary Erskine, Peter Gross, Dean Ormston, Liam Sharp
  3. Lady Mechanika #3 By: Joe Benitez
  4. Watson And Holmes Vol. 1: A Study In Black Writer: Karl Bollers, Artists: Rick Leonardi, Larry Stroman
  5. Smut Peddler: 2014 Edition –Writers: Kate Leth, Trudy Cooper, Blue Delliquanti, Joanna Estep, Jess Fink, Erica Henderson, and more; Artists: Kate Leth, Trudy Cooper, Blue Delliquanti, Jess Fink, Niki Smith, C. Spike Trotman and more
  6. The Sleep of Reason – Writers: Blue Delliquanti, Rachel Edidin, Meg Gandy, KC Green, Brittney Sabo, Jason Thompson and more; Artists: Langdon Foss, Meg Gandy, KC Green, Kel McDonald, Brittney Sabo, C. Spike Trotman and more
  7. Snow: Complete Edition – By: Benjamin Rivers
  8. Lady Mechanika #1 – By: Joe Benitez
  9. Brandi Bare #1 – Writers: Joe Pekar, Jeff Outlaw; Artist: Joe Pekar
  10. Testament Vol. 1 – Writer: Douglas Rushkoff; Artists: Liam Sharp
  11. Lady Mechanika #2 – By: Joe Benitez
  12. Fade Out: Painless Suicide – Writer: Beto Skubs; Artist: Rafael de Latorre
  13. Saga Of A Doomed Universe #1 – By: Scott Reed
  14. Jackie Rose Vol. 1: The Treasure of Captain Read – By Josh Ulrich
  15. Snipe – Writer: Kathryn Immonen; Artist: Stuart Immonen
  16. The Book of Five Rings: A Graphic Novel – Adaption: Sean Michael Wilson; Translation: William Scott Wilson; Artist: Chie Kutsuwada
  17. Requiem Vampire Knight Vol. 1: Resurrection – Writer: Pat Mills; Artist: Olivier Ledroit
  18. Oh Joy Sex Toy – By Erika Moen
  19. Template: The Complete First Season – Writer: Quinton Miles; Artist: Andres Quezada
  20. Sinsationals #0 – By Scott Jones
  21. Brandi Bare #2 – Writers: Jeff Outlaw & Joe Pekar; Artist: Joe Pekar
  22. Moth City Preludes #1By Tim Gibson
  23. The Pride #1 – Writer: Joe Glass; Artists: Marc Ellerby, Joshua Faith & Gavin Mitchell
  24. Anne Bonnie #1 – Writers: Tim Yates, Lelan Estes; Artists: Tim Yates, Tony Vassalo
  25. The Package – Writer: Elliot Blake; Artist: Alexis Ziritt

Congrats to all!

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