It sounds a bit dry, but it’s a whole book online about various business models for making money from comics- Online Comics Vs. Printed Comics: A Study in E-Commerce and the Comparative Economics of Content
Why read on?
*Maybe you want to learn more about how people monetize content online.
*Maybe you want to see a comparison of print and online revenues in a similar product area.
*Maybe you want to learn about the idiosyncrasies of the odd, but economically efficient, marketplace that print comic book publishers call “the direct market.”
*Maybe you want to put your own web comic online.
*Or maybe you just want to see what people like Bill Jemas (Marvel), Tony Panaccio (Crossgen), Scott McCloud (Understanding Comics) Robert Khoo (Penny Arcade), Joey Manley (Modern Tales) Jon Rosenberg (Goats) and R Stevens (Diesel Sweeties) have to say about their respective business models.