This was something that PSP Comics were doing – additional content to enhance your reading experience – like writers commentary.
I know the Septagon Studio’s title ‘Gator Butch’ had many extras – music, images etc…
You can see some Extras in action with the following books:
- Artifacts #1Â – Audio commentary with writer Ron Marz and publisher Filip Sablik
- Red Plains: Mi AmorÂ – Audio commentary with writer/creator Caryn A. Tate
- GodkillerÂ – video trailer for the Godkiller series from Halo 8
GRAPHICLY ENHANCES COMIC BOOK EXPERIENCE TO HELP CREATORS EXPAND STORIES
Addition of Extras to Comic Reader Makes Digital Comics Interactive, Immersive and Entertaining
July 21, 2011 Â – Just in time to join in the celebration of comic books at the San Diego Comic-Con, digital comics and entertainment platformÂ GraphiclyÂ is proud to announce the expansion of their comic reader to include interactive and rich media extras. Â Now comic stories can be accompanied by audio, video, interactive games and other extra features that are easily accessible from within the comic book on the Web, desktop, and recently-released Web-based comic reader widget.
â€œThe crew over at Graphicly have always been big believers in utilizing the digital platform to its full potential,â€ said Filip Sablik, publisher of Top Cow â€œwhether itâ€™s by utilizing social networking or offering up creator commentary to supplement the reading experience. It doesnâ€™t hurt they have the experienced interviewers and hosts from iFanboy as part of their team! Graphicly really cares not just about the reading experience, but the overall experience a fan has with one of their digital comics.â€
By working with comic creators from all aspects of the comic industry, Graphicly has listened to what creators have wanted in terms of enhancing the stories theyâ€™re creating. The new functionality allows creators to develop three-dimensional stories that allow readers to truly experience the creatorâ€™s entire vision and become completely immersed in the storyâ€™s universe. Combining the creative vision with the leading technology capabilities of Graphicly, comics such as Artifacts #1 from Top Cow and Red Plains: Mi Amor from Caryn A. Tate are now accompanied with audio commentaries; while Godkiller from Halo8 features video to accompany the story. These extras can be accessed from an easy to navigate menu as well from clickable hotspots within the comic book itself.
â€œThis release is the representation of what creators have been asking for,â€ said Graphicly CEO Micah Baldwin. â€œProviding the ability for creators to directly interact with their fans and develop deeply interesting, multi-faceted digital stories has always been our vision for how we can help support and push the industry. We believe in the stories and creators behind these great books and weâ€™re delighted to help them go beyond the story and art to enhance their comics to be even more attractive to readers.â€
All comics on Graphiclyâ€™s platform will be enabled to support these interactive extras for creators and publishers to utilize and are available to all readers via Graphiclyâ€™s innovative website. Previously available only within Graphiclyâ€™s Desktop application, this new release allows these extras to be viewable not only on the website but within any Graphicly comic reader widget, which can be embedded on any website as well as distributed to media sites such as G4TV.com and over 100+ other online destinations.
â€œAs an independent creator, the ideal company to work with is one that makes your job easier, giving you more time to devote to your creativity,â€ said Caryn A. Tate, writer and creator of the independent comic Red Plains. â€œGraphicly has been a dream to work with, and my readers love the extra behind-the-scenes content, particularly the innovative audio commentary feature.â€
Graphicly is a cutting-edge entertainment digital content delivery system and community platform, providing an immersive solution to tell, share and collaborate around story. With close to 200 publishers, from major publishers such as Marvel Comics, Archie Comics, BOOM! Studios, Top Cow and IDW Publishing to indie creators from around the globe, Graphicly is the leading story telling and sharing platform online. Â The Graphicly Network includes dozens of leading websites and blogs, mobile applications including the iPhone, iPad and Android; A desktop AIR application, and an industry leading HTML5 web app.
For more information, please visitÂ http://graphicly.com