ComiXology Adds Drawn & Quarterly, Drops Windows 8 App

Drawn & Quarterly on ComiXology

The dominoes continue to fall. Digital distributor ComiXology has announced that Drawn & Quarterly joins their near-monopoly market-dominant list of comic publishers available through their service. Typical of recent announcements, and reflecting corporate owner Amazon, also included is a deal for the works to also become available on the Kindle Store.

D&Q authors whose works are covered include Lynda Barry (One! Hundred! Demons!), Guy Delisle (Jerusalem: Chronicles from the Holy City), Chester Brown (I Never Liked You), Tom Gauld (You’re All Just Jealous of My Jetpack), and Rutu Modan (Exit Wounds).

Drawn & Quarterly on ComiXology

However, less widely promoted was the news that they are “retiring” their Windows 8 app, which could be used on tablets of that OS. Their support article says

This app retirement coincides with a great web release that includes enhanced library management using your browser. Of course, all of your purchases are still yours and you can read at any time on our website and in our other apps

Makes sense to streamline — development costs money, and the experience reportedly wasn’t very good. Existing users were sent an email notification with an offer for a $5 gift card to make up for the removal.

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