What can we say about the state of the art of digital comics?
Comics have taken on new forms in the digital realm as they offer many ways of reshaping the combination of visual and textual components. The limitations of the printed comic book are lifted as gifs, videos, HTML and other digital techniques offer a new and unlimited space to present comics panels.
In our new longform, Digital Comics: Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger? Josip Batinić explores how one can effectively created digital comics. Besides merely optimizing the harmony of the existing constitutive elements of comics, one could embrace its environment and take full advantage of the newfound opportunities.
Josip Batinić holds a MA in ‘New Media and Digital Culture’ from the University of Amsterdam. His main area of interest is the assimilation and the adaptation of different (old) media into the digital realm. He has been following trends in New Media, particularly those concerned with advancements in comics representation on the computer screen.