Ron Perezza is … uh … relaunching digital comics
Some of you who follow this site may remember Ron Perezza, the former editor of Zuda Comics, DC’s ill-fated foray into the world of webcomics. Well, you can’t keep a good man down. The man’s back in the world of digital comics, reports Robot 6. He teams up with Daniel Govar, creator of the Zuda Comics Azure, which I once reviewed on this site.
Ron Perazza, former vice president of online for DC Entertainment and former vice president of comiXology, has teamed with artist Daniel Govar on a three-pronged foray into comics online: a website, a comics reader and a venue for works of that kind. Comic Book Think Tank will play host to all of this, working as one part incubator and one part firing range to test out new ideas and to showcase webcomics from the team. Their first offering is a science-fiction-themed series called Relaunch that’s available now on their website both for desktop and mobile devices.
Going with that, Perazza and Govar have facilitated the release of a shareware digital comics viewer called the Yanapax Viewer that’s compatible with all current browsers, including Safari for the iOS. Unlike some other viewers, the Yanapax system was designed specifically for digital comics.
According to Perazza, Comic Book Think Tank is a direction he’s been pushing from the time he’s worked at Marvel Interactive to DC Online and even Zuda Comics — “clean clean comic storytelling” that acknowledges where comics have come from while recognizing how they’re read today. “It’s a website dedicated to exploring digital comics created specifically for online and tablet reading while sharing the results and technology used in their creation.”
Will this news see a return of other Zuda colleagues to the forefront? One can only hope.