Bilibili generates most of its revenue from mobile games, but it's been expanding its ecosystem with live videos, streaming content, online comics
, ads, and a tiny e-commerce platform that sells licensed and tie-in products for its other digital content.
Chinese animation is now entering a new era based on the development of online comics
and video platforms.
In 2015, the company unveiled a musical based on "Blade and Soul." NCSOFT also has been operating BUFFTOON, an online comics
and novels platform, since 2013.
A workshop on the development and future of online comics
will be held today.
It tells the story of a fictional character in a 'webtoon' (online comics
) who has become sentient-able to think, act and feel-and defies the intended story written by the artist-writer who made him.
In Comics and Narration, he covers US newspaper strips, Japanese shojo (comics aimed at teenage girls), and online comics
. In the English-speaking world at least, Comics and Narration draws on texts familiar to a wider audience than those found in The System of Comics, such as Andrei Molotiu's anthology Abstract Comics (2009) and Chris Ware's Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth (2000).
But these days, I find myself spending the bulk of my time reading: online comics
. The San Francisco Chronicle's app actually includes a section of the paper's comics.
I'd personally read online comics
more if I had the time.
Arhan, who used to read Amar Chitra Katha, Chacha Chowdhury and Dabu during his childhood, now has a collection of online comics
and international comics such as Tintin and Green Lantern.
The program included introducing students to the features of new digital text types--blog pages, podcasts, micro-documentaries, web profiles, digital stories and online comics
. They were also introduced to new metalanguages to describe media texts (e.g.
But now, in an age when comics are delivered through a variety of platforms, including books, online comics
and popular kids' websites, his years of plugging away are starting to pay dividends as his strip, like the print media that has carried it for decades, goes through a period of diversification and change.
In February, it took some of that funding and acquired iFanboy, an online comics