November 4, 2005

But they had most of Christopher Hart's "Manga Mania" catalog ... guh.

Somehow, I wasn't able to find very many comics on Google Print.



Rivkah said...

Well, it does say it's for "historical print." :P It's only for books in the public domain, and I somehow doubt there are many comics in the public domain that are easily accessible to google (meaning non-collectibles). ^_~

8:12 PM  
Pata said...

Have you actually tried it? They've also got a lot of copyrighted books, but only sample pages (a la Amazon's Look Inside function). I was thinking maybe comics would have made it in too, but I guess not. (Interestingly, DC's guides to Pencilling/Inking/Writing comics are included, however.)

8:20 PM  
Rivkah said...

Yes, I noticed the sample pages for the copyrighted books. :) I actually remember hearing about this project on NPR about a year ago, but I wasn't expecting to see it up so soon already. I imagine scanning in all these pages must be a massive task.

11:43 AM  
Rachel N. said...

Last I checked, you don't scan the pages. You submit the PDF files you sent to the printer or ones you made specially for Google. Plus, it's better all your text exist in those files as text, not as outlines or as images.

Getting comics on there will involve lettering in Illustrator plus embedding the fonts. I've lettered all my comics in Photoshop, so I suppose now is a good time to learn how to do it proper like in Illustrator. That still means I have to haul off and re-letter my previous books. *grumble* Watch, as soon as I'm done, Google's going to introduce some kind of OCR text-parsing capability. I just know it.

5:10 AM  

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