Comics in Digital Forms: An Overview and Growth of Digital Comics in the Present Era

  • Joydev Maity


Digital supremacy is ruling the present era in every aspect and our reading experience is also changing day by day. Now readers are not pivoted on printed pages only; rather they are relying more on their smart phones, laptops, computers etc. as every kind of books are now available in these devices. Like other genres, comics are also available in digital forms just to become a companion to the readers in their digital journey. With the evolving digital revolution, comics have taken less time to adopt the digital forms than any other genre of literature. The fact is that readers can enjoy the best reading experience of comics when the genre includes multimedia. Comics have gone one step further and offer its various digital forms so that the readers can enjoy many varieties. Hence there are many interesting forms of digital comics like web comics, web manhua, web manga, webtoons, motion comics etc. This paper is a detailed analysis of the history of digital comics and is a critique of its various forms.

Keywords: Comics, digital comics, web comics, webtoon, Comixology.


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Author Biography

Joydev Maity

Joydev Maity is a research scholar and Junior Research Fellowship holder at Raiganj University, West Bengal. He completed his Post Graduate from Banaras Hindu University. Apart from publication in many international journals, recently he has published two books: Commonwealth Literature: A Comprehensive and Critical Perspectives and Colonial and Postcolonial Literature: Discourses, Disruptions and Intersections.


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How to Cite
Maity, J. “Comics in Digital Forms: An Overview and Growth of Digital Comics in the Present Era”. Contemporary Literary Review India, Vol. 9, no. 1, Feb. 2022, pp. 86-98,
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