[quote]The digital aspect of The Private Eye is what interested me most about the project. I think the possibilities we have now with the Internet are huge in terms of reaching new audiences all over the world; the potential readership right now is huge, and I think we need to explore that. In some ways, I think with The Private Eye we’ve succeeded in that and we’ve been able to reach a lot more of the mainstream audience than we ever would have as a physical book distributed the traditional way through comic shops.
For example, here in Spain The Private Eye has been featured in many newspapers, including our country’s top newspaper. When that article came out, we got over 10,000 downloads in just a few hours. There were people who woke up that morning with no intent to buy a comic or go to a comic shop, but when they read the newspaper article online they could download it in just two clicks. Even if they got it for free they still read the comic. So through our model we were able to reach an audience who aren’t the typical comic book audience and perhaps contribute to get more people interested in our medium.[/quote]
[size=150]INTERVIEW DU DESSINATEUR MARCOS MARTIN[/size]