Rok Comics announce first audio comic Team M.O.B.I.L.E. released
Lancaster, England, 12th April 2012:
ROK Comics, Britain’s dedicated mobile comics publisher, has published its first originated audio comic title for the iPad – TEAM M.O.B.I.L.E.
Featuring a fully authored audio soundtrack and its own theme tune, TEAM M.O.B.I.L.E.
is the exciting story of teenage secret agents battling dangerous enemies across the globe.
An ongoing adventure story, the first issue of TEAM M.O.B.I.L.E., centres on the story of
misfit duo Maisy Brown and Sam Thompson, who are recruited into a secret organisation to battle crime, terrorism and other dangers.
TEAM M.O.B.I.L.E. is the creation of ROK Group PLC co-founder Jonathan Kendrick.
Jonathan has long harboured an ambition to marry comics with sound and published on mobile devices including the iPad and iPhone.
Inspired by a love of James Bond and comics, he came up with the back story for the
comic, including its top secret ‘MindMerge’ technology and gadgets.
“We are really pleased with the originality and quality of our first audio comic which
has just been published on the iTunes store and we look forward to developing the story
further,” said Jonathan.
The strip is written by John Freeman from storylines by Jonathan Kendrick, with art
by Andrew Chiu. Kris Carter is colouring the title, with Jim Campbell providing
lettering and logos.
John’s credits include work for Marvel, Judge Dredd Megazine and Black Ops Extreme
for STRIP – The Comic Magazine, but he’s perhaps better known as an editor, for ROK
Contact: John Freeman Managing Editor, ROK Comics
Comics and titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine, STRIP and many
Andrew’s credits include 2000 AD, the mainstay of the British comics industry, DC
Comics, Vertigo Comics and ILEX Press.
Kris Carter’s credits include Transformers and Doctor Who while Jim Campbell has
worked for pretty much every major British comic publisher and some American
The soundtrack, which complements the strip action, features the voices of both
British and American actors, produced by Sneaky Snake Films in New York. The Team
M.O.B.I.L.E. theme tune was created by accomplished composer Bob Townley, who’s
worked with a number of established chart artists in the US and UK.
ROK Comics is also publishing strips for mobile under license, including an Andy
Capp (http://itunes.apple.com/app/andy-capp/id502842834) iPhone
app in partnership with the Mirror newspaper and a Viz iPhone app (http://
itunes.apple.com/app/viz-strip-teaser/id498509606) in partnership with Dennis
Three iPhone apps published in partnership with individual creators – Ligeia the
Vampire (http://itunes.apple.com/app/ligeia/id409858722) by Rodrigo Diaz Ricci,
The Mobile Gospel (http://itunes.apple.com/app/mobile-gospel/id409877719) by
Rich Diesslin and Madd Science (http://itunes.apple.com/app/madd-science/
id409860018) by Steve English – are also available.
Further comics are in development.
ROK Comics, part of ROK Global PLC, continues to provide mobile comics content for
WAP subscription services across the globe and is currently working with partners in
India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.
• Team M.O.B.I.L.E. on iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/app/team-mobile-
• Team M.O.B.I.L.E.online: www.theteammobile.com
• Visit ROK Comics at: www.rokcomics.com
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