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Old 04-28-2008, 06:37 PM   #1
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Comics on Kindle?

Anybody with experience on good work flow for this. I just thought it may be difficult seeing that there seems to be a 64K limit on image size in the mobipocket format. Using the picture viewer option is available but it would be nice to make prc or mobi for TOC.

There seems to be good support for comics on Sony Reader.
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Old 04-28-2008, 08:02 PM   #2
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Amazon sells a few comics for the Kindle and I purchased one, Moon Queen Comics for $.33. IIRC, the comic only displayed one panel per page. I've been meaning to convert some of PDF comics but I expect that it won't work very well on the Kindle's smallish screen. If you could rotate each page and cut it in two parts it might be doable.
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Old 04-28-2008, 09:42 PM   #3
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What kind of comics? The regular-size Marvel/DC/Image/Oni/Dark Horse monthly comics and tpbs? Or newspaper-strip-type comics? The former aren't going to work on a non-dynamic 6" screen (especially as there are often entire 2-page spreads).
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Old 04-29-2008, 01:03 AM   #4
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Works terribly, in my experience.

Sony 505 can do... OK, but not great. Busy scenes are VERY hard to follow in 4 shades of grayscale (and even 8).

At any rate, as much as I'd LOVE to see it... it just isn't that usable or pleasant. Maybe those little anime books would work well. But I don't particularly want to read those, in the main.
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Works terribly, in my experience.

Sony 505 can do... OK, but not great. Busy scenes are VERY hard to follow in 4 shades of grayscale (and even 8).

At any rate, as much as I'd LOVE to see it... it just isn't that usable or pleasant. Maybe those little anime books would work well. But I don't particularly want to read those, in the main.
Now, now, there is some great manga out there - the problem is just finding it. Unlike Western comics, manga is produced with various target markets in mind (by age, gender, genre) and it does take some searching. It's the remembering to read right to left that kills me.

I stick to the laptop with the 15" screen to read comics and graphic novels (using *.cbr and *.cbz files and CDisplay). It's hard enough to read non-sequential pages (2 page splashes or panels read all the way across two pages and then down) on a large laptop.
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Old 04-29-2008, 08:19 PM   #6
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I didn't mean to bash manga, I know there's some good stuff. Just not my thing. And I don't need any new hobbies!
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