At SXSW and enjoying the first panel of 2008. My flight challenges and weather prevented me from getting Here yesterday afternoon, but if you have lemons ... make lemonade.
Daniel H. Pink is using Japanese comics to help explain copy right issues and remix culture. As a premise it is powerful. I there is extreme copyright on creative works it not only kills re-mix culture, but eventually it eats away at relationship. In
the remix culture of Manga comics is actually promoting Manga (official woks) and Dojishi (remix made by fan). The remixes are the most loyal customers and the fans that consume the Dojishi are also rabid fans. In accepting the re-mix there are a few advantages business wise. 1. Customer care – helps to revive and maintain the market 2. Talent market – give real publishers previews of artists that have built-in followings. 3. Market Research – publishers can read the Dojishi remixes to see where the fan trends are headed. Also is remix cultures abandon a Manga line it is like the canary in the coal mine – an early warning system.
Best part of the panel - We are all getting a free preview copy of his new Manga publication - 'The Adventures of Johny Bunko'. I am beyond excited!How cool can the new Business book be - it is a Manga Cartoon!