Crispy Comics has launched their first iphone comic title, Super Kaiju Hero Force available now for free in the iTunes store but will go paid for Christmas.
Crispy Comics is a new mobile-only publishing company, devoted to producing comic books, art books, and other content that revolves around sequential art and pop culture. Casey Lau and Jeff Kwan are long-time collaborators who had their paper-comic career come and go in 1998 with Oktomica Entertainment. The two then jumped into the web with flash animated comics and now here they go again with mobile comics.
"The new publishing venture was founded in 2008, the day after we got our first 3G iPhone," the pair explain on their web site. "We skipped the first version but were grooving on the iPod Touch, which already was an amazing godsend. Inspiration struck 11 1/2 minutes after we started playing with it! What if we could set it up so that comics could be downloaded onto this coolest of cool devices?
"... Apple has really opened up the future of distribution," they continue. "Amazon is doing the same with the Kindle. Other developers like Google and Palm are following Apple’s lead. While we’ll miss the smell of old paper and sending our copies of Youngblood #1 to CGC to grade to try to recoup some of the losses we suffered form all of those Image comics we bought in the early 90s, it really just comes down to a medium where we can get our ideas out to the widest number of people in the most immediate way possible."
• Use your iPhone to go to www.kaiju.mobi to get all the issues while they are still free. More stuff coming from Crispy in 2010.
• More about Crispy Comics at: www.crispycomics.com