A new story in the series
Comic book creation can be a rather herculean task. With content coming from an assortment of writers, pencilers, inkers, colorists, and editors, it takes a lot of review and revisions to get stories right. For decades, many comic book publishers relied on paper methods during the creative process, shipping physical pages back and forth for approval. And even today it's not uncommon for publishers to have to push back releases by weeks or sometimes even months — which isn't ideal when hungry fans are waiting. Valiant Entertainment wanted to find a better way. After undergoing a significant growth investment in 2011, the company made it a mission to work smarter than its competitors, producing stellar work faster. Because Valiant works with anywhere between 40 to 100+ freelance writers and artists at any one time, it needed a simple way to support collaboration between external parties and internal staff members. The company explored different technology options, including an FTP server, online file-sending services, and Dropbox. But Operations Manager Peter Stern explains, "Only one of those options offered usability that matched our increasing demands without forcing people to learn a new skill set. Dropbox allows our full-time staff to work and collaborate seamlessly with upwards of a hundred outside contributors."
Dropbox allows our full-time staff to work and collaborate seamlessly with upwards of a hundred outside contributors.