Comics Alliance is reporting that Duncan the Wonder Dog is available for purchase at MyDigitalComics.Com. They also have an interview with the graphic novel's creator Chris Pitzer.
Duncan the Wonder Dog recently took home a bunch of Year's Best accolades, resulting in the current print run being sold-out. A new printing won't be available until March, so the creators decided to sell the comic online - in completely downloadable PDF form.
So why is this news? Basically, becauase most digital comics are bought using Comixology's app - where you purchase the right to view the comic through the app. You don't actually own the file itself.
Buying a PDF, however, means that you literally own the file. I like this idea, especially for smaller print books like this one. I'm not sure I really like Comixology's way of doing digital comics - because although you're "buying" the comic, you really don't own it. You can only view the comic through their system, and you can't change platforms. You can't scan the pages to post pictures online. You can't hand the copy off to a friend, if you want to share it. You can't say it's part of your comic book collection.
So, yes, I'm in favor of PDF files. While I know publishers are going to say this will lead to theft and illegal copying and what not, I just don't see it as that big of a problem. Libraries have allowed interchanging of books without making a payment to the publisher or author and nobody's complaining about them.
Also, the other best part? The digital version is nearly 15 dollars cheaper than the print copy. And that, my friends, is how you do digital publishing - you make it cheaper. Duh. Get your copy at MyDigitalComics.com.