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Chip Mosher, VP of Marketing and Communications, comiXology

ComiXology’s VP of communications and marketing chatted with the crew at Heart of Business and dished
on his time at BOOM! Studios, simultaneous distribution, and comiXology’s bold new moves in Europe.

Online PR News – 23-August-2013 – Chip Mosher, comiXology’s affable VP of marketing and
communications, sat for a wide-ranging interview on everything from ComiXology’s ambitious European
expansion to the future of digital publishing. In the half-hour Heart of Business podcast, Mosher not only
spoke candidly on comiXology’s global footprint, but his personal journey that took him from writing his own
comic, to helping grow BOOM! Studios into one of the most prestigious publishers in the industry, to
promoting the world’s most popular digital distribution platform.


Here are some quotes from the interview:


On expanding into France:


“We’ve have had some really exciting developments this year. We started the year announcing ComiXology
Europe. We opened an office in Paris. We signed DelCore which is the second largest independent publisher
in France. Six months after that we have signed up 60% of the market in France.”


On his time at Boom! Studios:


"When I was at BOOM! I had great relationships with the brick and mortar owners. When I moved to
Comixology I could tell that a lot of them were razzing me. I could tell that they didn’t like that I went to the
dark side so to speak. I had a great run at BOOM!, I loved working there, I loved all the people who worked
there. There weren’t a whole lot of things that would take me away from that job. The opportunity for digital
comics with the world platform is not an opportunity you get a lot in life."


On skepticism about digital distribution:




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“Most people live too far from a comic shop, but what has been great is the digital comics revolution has
happened and it has only increased awareness for comic shops. This year is the best year for comics in a
generation financially. The print part of the comic industry is up like 15%.”


On the new age of comics:


“This whole year has just opened up the market in several different fronts, whether it is creatively or
internationally or financially or independently. Just extrapolate that 3 or 4 years and I think this is the new
golden age for comics.”


Mosher is the 8th guest on Benchmark’s Heart of Business, an unconventional business podcast that tells
interesting stories through interviews and delivers actionable advice to a small business audience. Past
guests have included former professional wrestler Diamond Dallas Page, the man behind the first
Kickstarter-funded personal satellite, Tim DeBenedictis, and Kevin Browning, fan experience producer for
Chicago band Umphrey’s Mcgee.


About comiXology
 Founded in 2007, comiXology has revolutionized the comic book and graphic novel industry by delivering a
cloud-based digital comics platform that makes discovering, buying, and reading comics more fun than ever
before. ComiXology’s Guided View™ reading technology transforms the comic book medium into an
immersive and cinematic experience, helping comiXology become one of iTunes top 10 grossing iPad apps
in both 2011 and 2012. Offering the broadest library of comic book content from the top 75 publishers, and
including independent creators as well, comiXology will not stop until everyone on the face of the planet has
become a comic book fan. A privately held company, comiXology is based in New York City. For more
information visit www.comixology.com.



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