Not even digital comics are safe…

…from the abuses born out of print comics. Case in point: Archaia Publishing (which I should point out is a critically acclaimed, high end publishers of quality graphic novels) is launching a re-imagining of manga pioneer Shotaro Ishinomori’s Cyborg 009 in graphic novel form. They are also teaming up with the leading digital comics platform/distributor Comixology to offer the digital version of the book, and here’s where things get ugly:

It also includes what Archaia’s EIC Stephen Christy tells us is the “First Ever Truly Digital Variant Cover”

Did you catch that? Variant covers, the bane of comics, which helped usher in the 90s demise of the business, and are currently rearing their ugly head at all the print publishers once more, are coming to digital comics.

Unbelievable.

Marjane Satrapi gallery show

If you happen to live in Paris, then you should definitely check out Iranian-born cartoonist Marjane Satrapi’s first solo art exhibit at Galerie Jérôme de Noirmont.

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Satrapi is of course well known for her autobiographical graphic novel Persepolis, which she also co-directed the Oscar-nominated animated film of. These days, she’s spending more of her time working on books and movies, but she started wanting to be a painter before falling into cartooning.