Thought/Question for the day http://drownedinsound.com/news/4146204-friday-fun--can-comic-books-save-the-music-industry
Courtney Dandy Warhol's One Model Nation, that graphic novel came with its own soundtrack cd. Both for the price of one.
(and was edited by Amy Blue's JP, by the way)
Oddly, comics for me require a trip to a shop to peruse what's there (Time rek in Bromley is awesome), so it's totally different to today's way of shopping for music (read about band, watch youtube clip, buy bandcamp/emusic offering). So the former has continued to be be preferred in it's tangible format whereas I'm not too worried about the physical cd anymore (aside from the elite group of favourites like Trail of Dead who still put effort into it).
I've never bought any music digitally
I would never pay for an MP3.
I'm not into paying for downloads
but this link here link should be food for thought: http://panelsyndicate.com/
Be interesting what he and Brian K Vaughan cook up in the future. Mark Waid's Thrillbent stuff is also kind of interesting (http://www.thrillbent.com/). I still think digital comics are in the 'feeling out' stages generally, though and I'm not yet totally sold on the leasing model used by the larger companies for a lot of digital comics.
I'd think I'd be open to reading a comic book with a suggested listening soundtrack. While not a comic book, A Dog Called Demolition had a suggested soundtrack for listening to while reading (I remember being a bit miffed at the time, because I thought the book came with a CD).
unless there's literally no alternative; ie what I'm after is out of print and there's no chance of me getting hold of a CD without forking out silly money. Likewise, I find reading anything more than a webcomic pretty hard on the eyes when it comes to sequential stuff so I've somewhat slept through the new digital dawn of comics... and really, with the demise of the independant record shop, the comicbook shop is one of the few places left on the highstreet where you can have a decent relationship with the shopkeeper. I suppose I'm still a dinosaur in regard to both parts of the question: I'd prefer to have the physical copy of either.
thanks for asking
i normally buy the CD and rip the songs off that to my ipod, if it's just the odd track by a band/ artist then i'm not averse to scouring the internet / soulseek to illegally download it. As for comic books never got into them cartoons and books are so much better.
then I realised I'd never actually listened to my CDs natively since all my music at home was played off the laptop/PC. Now I only buy CDs if they are dirt cheap second hand/the album is hard to pirate/too expensive on MP3 or I'm feeling it in a record shop.
I prefer cds but will pay for downloads if thats the only format.
Alcopop Records often do stuff like this. Johnny Foreigenr have done a Frisbee ep, and ones with posters or photos etc and gunning for tamar did a casio watch ep. It's a fun and different way of selling stuff if no one bothers wih cds any more.