” This includes delivering AI-powered tools that drastically improve creator workflow and productivity, while enhancing the reading experience for everyone, including previously underserved multi-generational audiences “
Over at ICv2, Milton Griepp, who in January of this year wrote about a “Bloodbath at Comixology” and this week talks of the Amazon’s “near-complete shutdown of digital comics pioneer Comixology as a separate entity”, also has some good news for the industry.
GlobalComix has raised $6.5 million in Series A funding, which Griepp says shows the investors believe “there is opportunity in the now-vacated space for a comics market-facing digital comics company.”
The announcement by GlobalComix CEO Chris Carter includes the “AI” word, but given this is a digital-first company that’s no surprise. It is only those publishers wedded to the 20th century publishing model that have a problem seeing the benefits AI can bring.
Carter explained: “This funding will fuel our growth, broaden our reach, and deepen our commitment to creators and fans alike. This includes delivering AI-powered tools that drastically improve creator workflow and productivity, while enhancing the reading experience for everyone, including previously underserved multi-generational audiences.”
GlobalComix co-founder and “tech pioneer” Robert Hoffer had more to say on the AI topic:
“With strategic allies like Endeavor, we’re more than ready to pioneer a transformation in the digital comics landscape. The future of AI-enhanced digital comics publishing will further support the GlobalComix mission of putting creators first. Our timely integration of AI tools throughout our ecosystem couldn’t be more opportune.”
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