Digital Comics: A Definition
What is a digital comic? After a bit of rooting around on the internet I have had a go at answering this question in as few words as possible, please feel free to agree or disagree:
A digital comic is a comic that is primarily viewed on an electronic device.
- Webcomics – comics viewed through a web browser, usually online.
- eComics – comics that are not viewed through a web browser e.g. comics downloaded as pdf files, cbr files or cbz files etc …
Wikipedia’s current definition talks about a digital comic also being any comic that has been created using a computer. My personal view is to discount this part of the definition. Most of today’s printed books would have been created using a computer, but once the words are on paper, we call them books rather than digital books or ebooks.