Doonesbury, Dilbert go digital with Kindle Fire anthologies

Two classic newspaper comic strips, Doonesbury and Dilbert, are making their digital debut on Amazon’s Kindle Fire today with the release of two multi-volume anthologies that use Amazon’s new “Kindle Panel View” technology for comics and graphic novels.

It’s part of the company’s effort to boost the quality and quantity of content on the Kindle Fire tablet, as Amazon tries to provide a low-cost alternative to Apple’s iPad.

Kindle Panel View was introduced with Amazon’s Kindle Format 8, aiming to create immersive experiences for graphics-heavy e-books.

Along with today’s announcement, Amazon somehow managed to get Dilbert himself to provide a readers’ guide to the technology in the strip above, without even a joke about Jeff Bezos or the company’s legendary door desks.

“40: A Doonesbury Retrospective” by Garry Trudeau is available in four volumes for Kindle Fire, each selling for $9.99. ”Dilbert 2.0″ by Scott Adams is also available in four volumes for Kindle Fire, each selling for $7.99.