Distance earning:
A preliminary research paper (PDF, 102kb) on the global sourcing of talent by the European animation industry… “The organization of a meta-national network of animators suggests that there are ways for firms – or in this case artists – who are ‘born in the wrong place’ to overcome the tyranny of distance and successfully work together. This case is particularly intriguing because of the absence of the usual agent in stitching together such networks: large multi-national corporations”. I found it while looking for ‘New geographies of comic book production in North America: the new artisan’, which has a similar message about the ways that comic book artists are organising themselves… “the competition that is likely to be encountered in major centers of cultural production … may come not only from other urban agglomerations, but also from the new spatial arrangements that are based on personal lifestyle preferences, made possible by adopting new technologies …”