MIT’s Henry Jenkins, author of the book Convergence Culture, muses on convergence and comics

“Experiments in new approaches to popular storytelling often take place in comics — the risks are relatively low both because of lowered cost of production and because of the fringe nature of their readership … Comics now function as ‘The R&D Division’ for the rest of the entertainment industry. … By some estimates, as many as 3000 independent comics artists have chosen to begin their careers in digital comics.”