Robot Comics, publishers of I, Robot and Cory Doctorow’s Craphound, have launched a poll asking: iBooks for iPhone and iPod touch?
"With the announcement of the iPad came iBooks, an eReader and eBook store application for the iPad. The iBooks app uses the ePub format and will have categories ranging from ‘Comics & Graphic Novels’ to ‘Cookbooks’, and possibly adult content, now forbidden in the App Store.
"Yet nothing has been said about iBooks’ availability on the iPhone & iPod touch. A sign that iBooks won’t be available for these devices, or that Apple is waiting for the right time?
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Monday, 15 March 2010
Tuesday, 9 March 2010
Upcoming comics publisher Dare Comics is getting a lot of mileage of its crime fighting-themed super hero title The Hunter.
Dare Comics - founded in 2007 by British writer Adam Hamdy - has rapidly established a reputation for producing high quality entertainment. Dare’s first title, The Hunter, is currently being developed as a major motion picture by Los Angeles-based Scarlet Fire Entertainment and their second, Starmaker: Leviathan, is currently distributed through Panelfly and Yudu.com, and will be available in print from July 2010.
Now, Michigan-based production house PixoFactor Entertainment is developing a nine-episode "motion comic" series and a downloadable interactive game based on the title, positioned for distribution online and via smartphones and tablet devices.
A contemporary superhero comic set against the backdrop of organised crime, The Hunter launched to widespread critical acclaim and quickly built an international readership that stands at more than 130,000 through its innovative print and online distribution strategy.
Writer and creator Adam Hamdy is enthusiastic about the opportunities motion comics offer global audiences. “Motion comics are a twenty-first century artform that can be distributed through traditional media such as television or DVD, but are also ideal for the Internet, wireless and handheld devices," he explains. "By developing a game that runs alongside The Hunter motion comic series, PixoFactor is taking this nascent artform a stage further and developing a truly unique experience for fans.”
PixoFactor President, Sean Hurwitz, is proud to be part of The Hunter’s success and excited about producing a motion comic series based on this groundbreaking comic book. "The Hunter has captured imaginations around the world and stands out in a very crowded marketplace,” he says.
Motion comics are well suited to a variety of distribution channels. “The first motion comics have begun to hit television screens around the world, and it is easy to see why,” says Hurwitz. “They offer low cost, well told, original stories to broadcasters who are crying out for content. The quality of The Hunter motion comic series, and its unusually extensive run, means we’re spoilt for choice when it comes to release strategies,” he says.
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