Friday, 22 May 2009

Its the all new DIY DFC!

It's still work in progress and we need to get the approval of team DFC for this but the basic DIY DFC is now up and running. If you would like to give it a try please email me and I will send you a link to the website.

apologies to Sarah McIntyre for vandalising Cyrano


  1. do please drop me the link, top work Barnaby!

    Hope you and the family are all ok.


  2. And what is the DIY DFC exactly? I can't see an explanation anywhere...

  3. Jason,

    could you email [savethedfc "at" barnabygunning "dot" com] me so I can send you more info?


  4. Barnaby, that is a very interesting idea. Say you have 3000 subscribers paying £1.50 each. That's enough to cover the cost to produce at least 30 pages of comic content - and up to maybe 60 pages if you're only buying magazine publishing rights.

    So then subscribers get a PDF, I assume, and can print it at home. You could also sell the ebook version, which draws in new subscribers and allows you to expand the range of content.

    The really cool thing is you wouldn't be limited to an anthology comic. Subscribers could be given a menu of "channels" and they could opt in to the ones they like (or even to the level of subscribing to individual strips).

    The $64,000 question: how do you find those initial three thousand subscribers to get it started? Well, you said you'd had some generous pledges... ;)

  5. Any updates on the DFC? Is it coming back?

  6. Well it's been almost 5 months since you made the last blog entry. Have you given up?

  7. The DFC Library was just announced at Frankfurt:
    There will be 3 titles in spring and another 3 in autumn.

    These are all reprints, but if there's enough of a response, who knows? I'll be buying them anyway - even having read the stories already in the DFC, it'll be nice to have high-quality hardback editions of great strips like Mezolith and Spider Moon. Oh, and Mirabilis of course :-)