Clickwheel was an artist collective that published graphic novels on the video iPod, and it started in 2005.[1] Clickwheel featured "quirky, independent ... character driven comics."[2] The artists in the collective included Daniel Merlin Goodbrey, Eric Millikin, demian.5, Shaenon K. Garrity, Ryan North, and Tim Demeter.[3] Demeter also served as editor.[4] After the release of the iPhone in 2007, Clickwheel also created comics for mobile phones.[5] Clickwheel used a mixed revenue strategy, selling advertising, selling subscriptions, and selling individual comics with an iTunes-style purchasing model.[6]

The service was replaced with a web-based outlet that offers purchases of web-based digital subscriptions with issues that can be downloaded.[7]


  1. ^ MacDonald, Heidi. "Comics for iPod and PSP," p. 24. Publishers Weekly, December 19, 2005.
  2. ^ Morast, Robert. "Free comics?" p. 3D. Argus Leader (Sioux Falls, South Dakota), November 16, 2006.
  3. ^ "Clickwheel Comics" Clickwheel, August 26, 2006.
  4. ^ "Dinner & A Movie," p. 18. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, August 9, 2007.
  5. ^ Hudson, Laura. "The Future Is Almost Now," p. 22. Publishers Weekly, August 18, 2008.
  6. ^ "DIGITAL COMICS: Comic action!," p. 16. New Media Age, May 21, 2009.
  7. ^ "Official site". Clickwheel. Archived from the original on 15 August 2010. Retrieved 10 August 2015.