The Private Eye

Sometimes artists do a great thing and provide their product directly to fans. The “Pay What You Want” model has worked in the past for Radiohead and Louie C.K. If an artist is honest and offers something of quality that’s DRM free, I’m more than willing to pay for it. I’ll even pay more than what it would normally cost, if I believe it’s worth it.

Here’s another example from Brian K. Vaughan (Y, the Last Man & Saga), Marcos Martin (Daredevil & The Amazing Spider-Man) & Muntsa Vicente.

Welcome to Panel Syndicate, where artist Marcos Martin and writer Brian K. Vaughan deliver original comics directly to readers around the world, who pay whatever the hell they want for each DRM-free issue. Our first new storyline is THE PRIVATE EYE, a forward-looking mystery we created with colorist Muntsa Vicente. Set in a future where privacy is considered a sacred right and everyone has a secret identity, The Private Eye is a serialized sci-fi detective story for mature readers. You can download our 32-page first issue right now, for any price you think is fair. 100% of your payments go directly into our greedy mitts and will help fund the rest of a story that we’re both very proud of (we hope there will be around 10 issues total; an old-school “maxiseries!”), so thanks for reading…