Sequential Underground #63 – Persia Blues

Sequential Underground

Terry Nantier — founder of NBM Publishing — talks to Nick Marino about Dara Naraghi and Brent Bowman‘s new graphic novel, Persia Blues.

From the NBM press release announcing Persia Blues #1 on comiXology:

The first volume in a three volume series coming from NBM, Persia Blues was both the first title from the publisher that utilized a Kickstarter campaign and the first time they’ve serialized a pending title digitally before it reaches print. The e-comic books will be taken down upon publication of the book when a simultaneous e-book version of the GN will appear.

Nick picks Terry’s brain about the unique digital/print release of Persia Blues, the experience of utilizing a Kickstarter campaign as a publishing company, converting comics for different digital platforms, the library market, and more.

2 Responses to “Sequential Underground #63 – Persia Blues”


  1. 1 Smars

    oh cool! yah, that was an interesting ep.
    i remember you talking about maybe exploring digital graphic novels making.
    i curious to see how releasing them individually and then collecting them all in digital form will go over. I mean… it’s both convenient and maybe unnecessary. it’s hard to say. i mean, i would love to get story arcs as just one big GN, but if it’s all digital i don’t mind single issues too. they don’t take up a lot of space either way you know? haha.
    *wipes tear from eye*
    i love digital comics

    OH! speaking of digital comics, NICK! did you hear about this book The Private Eye by Brian K Vaughn? it’s digital, name your own price, and it’s formatted in one of the ways I had been recently experimenting with to fit screens.
    check it out —> http://panelsyndicate.com/
    i bought it, but i still haven’t gotten around to reading it yet.

  2. 2 nick marino

    @Smars: I LOVE DIGITAL COMICS TOO!!!

    The thing that made me most interested in this plan is that the digital single issues become sorta collectible because they won’t be for sale anymore by the time the digital GN comes out. I wonder how the prices will compare. Will it be cheaper to buy Persia Blues in single issues?

    And yeah The Private Eye was sweet!!!! I was so surprised when I hopped online on Tuesday and saw that the issue was pay-what-you-want. I’m guessing you’ve read it by now, right? Whaddaya think???

    Here are my thoughts on it: http://nickmarino.tumblr.com/post/45782960709/review-the-private-eye-1-brian-k-vaughan

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