Launched today on iTunes and available free, sequential was covered by me as the new indie comics iPad app with something different to what you’re used to!
Here some more information:
“The time is right to evangelise graphic novels and sequential art anew. Quality graphic novels are being nominated for – and winning – awards such as the Costa prize; digital is making material available to most, and British publishers are leading a renaissance in quality material. Sequential will be making quality graphic novels easily available to all in a specially-engineered deluxe format, acclaimed as the ‘gold standard’, with new features that expand the way in which graphic stories can be told. We expect this to help to expand the market for graphic novels for adults in a way that hasn’t been seen before.”
Sequential – the indie comics app for the iPad is out now!
I covered it here!
It’s out! Sequential the indie graphic novel app for iPad now in the UK & Ireland. Moore, Campbell, Lloyd et al
and do download the app yourself and retweet and share. Every little bit helps!
FYI, here’s the link to Paul Gravett’s final interview with yours truly:
Here’s the French translated by Google:
Tintin was one of my first comic loves, so on the plus side I’m glad to see it available digitally. On the downside French was not my strongest language, so I won’t be getting these yet until the translation is available!
All the Tintin albums are available in a published by Moulinsart iPad application.
‘s 24 comics of Hergé are read digitally. Of “Tintin in the Land of the Soviets” to “Tintin and Alph-Art” through “The Crab with the Golden Claws”, “The Secret of the Unicorn” or the mythical “We walked on Moon “ebooks in the collection are assembled in a single App.
Downloading the application is free, the player pays when buying a BD. Then the fan buys more bonuses are offered: the wallpaper and collectors items etc..
On the official website of Tintin we also learn that the application will evolve over time: “Ultimately, the goal is to provide the reader with digital albums, features that allow it to navigate through the albums and access so easy, fun and attractive to the source of the work and enjoy a 360-degree experience that builds on rich media. Future development will incorporate languages and audio. There should be several audio versions as is dramatized adaptation is a literal reading of the adventures of Tintin. ”
Mille Sabords we can finally get on the unicorn with the overall titles in a device that weighs only a few grams!
And here’s the original French:
L’intégralité des albums de Tintin sont disponibles dans une application iPad éditée par Moulinsart.
Les 24 bandes dessinées d’Hergé sont à lire en numérique. De «Tintin au pays des Soviets» jusqu’à «Tintin et l’Alph-Art», en passant par «Le Crabe aux Pinces d’Or», «Le Secret de la Licorne» ou encore le mythique «On a marché sur la Lune», les ebooks de la collection sont rassemblés dans une appli unique.
Le téléchargement de l’application est gratuit, le lecteur ne paie que lorsqu’il achète une BD. Puis le fan en achète plus des bonus sont offerts : des fonds d’écran et des objets collectors etc.
Sur le site officiel de Tintin on apprend aussi que l’appli va évoluer au fil du temps : « A terme, l’objectif est de proposer au lecteur des albums numériques, des fonctionnalités qui lui permettront de naviguer dans les albums et d’accéder de façon facile, ludique et attractive aux sources de l’œuvre et de bénéficier d’une expérience à 360 degrés qui s’appuie sur le rich media. Les prochaines évolutions intégreront les langues et l’audio. Il devrait y avoir plusieurs versions audio sous la forme soit d’adaptation dramatisée soit d’une lecture littérale des aventures de Tintin. «
Mille Sabords on peut enfin embarquer sur la Licorne avec la globalité des titres dans un appareil qui ne pèse que quelques grammes !!
Télécharger l’application pour iPad « les Aventures de Tintin »
Découvrez des livres numériques et des applications pour les enfants et pour les grands
Panel Nine have teamed up with The Phoenix to bring a digital version of the print comic.
The British Kids comic is now available on the newstand app on the iPad with a a six month, 24 issue subscription is going to be available for the *first week only* at the quite amazing price of £9.99 ($13.99) (that’s something over 80% off).
Here’s a new idea coming to a tablet near you!
Symbolia is a tablet magazine of illustrated journalism that pairs incendiary reporting with thoughtful illustration and comics. Our goal is to provide an immersive, engaging experience for a new generation of newshounds.
Another excellent idea combining the mediums – I shall watch with interest!
And we are so excited to share it with you. Symbolia mixes the best of comics art with thoughtful journalism from around the world.
Here’s how to get your mitts on our preview issue today:
- Own an iPad? Then get our flagship iPad app, featuring audio, animation, and interactive infographics.
- No tablet? No sweat! Symbolia also has a PDF edition that can be read on any device. Subscribe to the PDF version, or download our free preview issue.
The Details: Symbolia is a bi-monthly digital magazine dedicated to incendiary storytelling from around the world. We’re merging longform journalism and sequential art to create an entirely new digital news experience. Subscriptions are $11.99 for 6 issues, and single issues will be available for $2.99 a pop. Our preview issue is free, and comes with any subscription.
Symbolia’s preview issue features incredible stories from around the globe, including:
- Susie Cagle’s thoughtful exploration of California’s Salton Sea.
- A look at life in Iraqi Kurdistan by Sarah Glidden.
- Kat Fajardo and Audrey Quinn on evolution and a fish called “The White Man’s Office” in the Lower Congo River.
- The bold history of Zambian Psychadelic Rock, by Chris A. Smith and Damien Scogin.
- Andy Warner and Lauren Sommer tour the millions of microflora in our guts.
Coming soon! Ebook editions of our preview issue in the Amazon, Nook, and Google Play stores will be available shortly. We’ll also be building apps for Android and Kindle tablets in the months to come. Sign up for our mailing list and be among the first to know when these products are available.
Greg Pak’s Vision Machine has made it’s debut as an App on the iPad at New York Comic Con!
In the near future, three friends grapple with revolutionary change when Sprout Computers releases the iEye, a pair of glasses that allows you to effortlessly record, edit, and add special effects to anything you see — and share it with the world. And then the other shoe drops…
The acclaimed 2011 sci fi graphic novel from writer Greg Pak (“Planet Hulk,” “Robot Stories”) and penciller R.B. Silva (“Superboy”) has been transformed into a stunning multi-media app that revolutionizes the comics experience on the iPad with 3D and pinch-to-zoom interaction, gorgeous animation, a complete voice and music soundtrack, and live, real-world social features.
The app include:
• Dynamic panel animation and 3D elements created by Coco Studios.
• Pinch-to-zoom on every panel and a 3D rotation feature for special pages, allowing deep exploration of the art.
• Full soundtrack including voice performances by Phil LaMarr (“Futurama,” “Justice League”) and Eisa Davis (“Passing Strange,” “Robot Stories”) and music by David Libby.
• Live Twitter stream option allowing for virtual panel discussions using the #VisionMachine hashtag.
• Embedded “MORE” and “IRL” buttons that provide extra information about the scenes you’re reading.
• Fifty minutes of video extras, including an in-depth “Making Of” featurette and nine interviews with smart, funny people about the real-world ramifications of the story. Interviewees include internet superstar musician Jonathan Coulton, tech journalist Andy Ihnatko, and Duke University’s Jennifer Jenkins discussing the digital revolution’s effect on everything from copyright to artists’ livelihoods to privacy and surveillance issues.
The Vision Machine app is a co-production of Pak Man Productions, Ltd. and the Independent Television Service, Inc. (ITVS) with funding provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Publication of the original Vision Machine graphic novel was made possible by support from the Ford Foundation.
Vision Machine website: http://visionmachine.net
After Kickback and then their new free digital comics magazine – Infinity – Panel Nine have a new addition to their iPad apps.
The certified Hunt Emerson!
Webcomic Evil Inc is ready to release it’s October issue on iPad and the Kindle Fire. This months edition includes The Real Housewives of Transylvania!
As usual* I’m offering the entire upcoming month of Evil Inc strips as a $3 digital download. If you enjoy reading the strip in a continuous run, and hate waiting for those cliff-hangers, then you now have the option of reading ahead.
Here are a few details:
• This month features a heart-touching arc in which Captain Heroic faces his daddy issues.
• PLUS: The Real Housewives of Transylvania are introduced.
• AND: To keep the macabre going, the Tales from the Evil Inc Archives feature this month is the Death of Mister Shiver — which has one of the best intro sequences in the history of Evil Inc!
BUT WAIT! THERE’S MORE!
I’m also launching a new download – Tales from the Evil Inc Archive #1 – that collects all of the best Halloween-themed stories from my 12+ years in daily comics. It includes the spooky best from Evil Inc as well as blasts from Greystone Inn and Phables.
If you would like to be notified when next month’s download is available, let me know, and I’ll add your email address to my list. I won’t use the list for anything other than download notifications, and you can be removed at any time.
• Saturday strips are not included. They’re not part of the story, and I usually prepare those on the fly (sorry, Muskiday), a couple day before they appear on the site. The October download collects Monday-through-Friday strips from Oct 1- 26.
Just don’t spoil it for the others!
Download the PDF for your iPad or other tablet.
Download the PDF for your iPad or other tablet.
SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY OFFER! To celebrate the release of Dapper John: In the Days of the Ace Rock ‘n’ Roll Club for iPhone, the iPad and iPhone apps are just $1.99 – only until the end of July!
Panel Nine presents over 150 pages of Eddie Campbell! When Alan Moore first saw Eddie Campbell’s In the Days of the Ace Rock ’n’ Roll Club in the 1980s, he wrote, “Eddie Campbell is, in my opinion, one of the most interesting talents, amateur or professional, working in comics at the moment.” It was the start of a beautiful relationship.
Dapper John was an inspiration for John Constantine from Swamp Thing. And it was with Eddie Campbell that Moore created the magnificent From Hell (later adapted by Hollywood with Johnny Depp in the starring role). Campbell, of course, is now recognised as the one of the world’s most talented comics artists, with his Alec stories included in the Comics Journal’s list of the 100 most important comics published. His graphic novels The Fate of the Artist, Bacchus, and The Playwright have all drawn great critical acclaim.
The Ace Club stories here follow the lives of a group of teddy boys in Southend in the 70s – characters who could mythologise their walk down the street before they got to the end of it. The stories are a direct precursor to Campbell’s Alec series and are essential reading for any Campbell fan.
Dapper John: In the Days of the Ace Rock ’n’ Roll Club collects together all the Ace Club stories for the first time and supplements them with:
• previously unpublished colour art by Campbell
• an unpublished crossover strip with Dapper John and a surprise guest
• a survey of the 80s Fast Fiction scene by Campbell with dozens of illustrations
• a look at the ‘teddy boy’ scene in 1970s Southend
• a new introduction by Campbell
• a new interview with Campbell on the creation of the Ace Club stories
Here’s smething new for digital comics for the iPad!
For all our work to revolutionize the reading experience, we believe that our philosophy is what sets Madefire apart from other technology companies. As artists and creators ourselves, the ‘creator-first’ philosophy lies at the very heart of our endeavor. We believe that creative teams should lead innovation, both in thinking and practical terms. So we developed our Motion Book Tool to deliver a wholly reimagined collaboration experience for the storytellers, stylists, innovators and writers behind the stories. Our goal is to give creators the freedom to escape from the traditional confines of 21 static pages, and create a new world of words, pictures, motion and sound. Our hope is that this technology will bring a new dimension of expression and originality to storytelling. As renowned comic book creator Dave Gibbons put it, “We are creating a new grammar for an ever-evolving medium.”
San Francisco, California, June 21, 2012 — Madefire, an exciting new company that brings a refreshing jolt of energy and innovation to the comic and graphic novel industry, today launched its Madefire App for iPad, featuring original, interactive works from Watchmen co-creator Dave Gibbons, as well as titles from other leading comic writers and graphic novelists. The Madefire App delivers a continuous flow of ‘Motion Books’, original stories each with their own unique and immersive experience, providing users with a comic or graphic novel experience like none other. Madefire titles are also optimized to take full advantage of iPad’s leading features and functionality, including the gyroscope, accelerometer and stunning Retina display.
The Madefire App launches with three original comic and graphic novel titles,
and four previews including:
- “Treatment: Tokyo” by Dave Gibbons, Kinman Chan, and Robbie Morrison
- “Treatment: Mexico City” by Dave Gibbons, Doug Braithwaite, and Robbie Morrison
- “Mono” by Ben Wolstenholme and Liam Sharp
- “Captain Stone Is Missing. . .” by Liam Sharp and Chris McCormack
- “The Irons” by Haden Blackman and Gary Erskine
- “The Engine” by Guy Adams and Jimmy Broxton
- “Houses of the Holy” by Mike Carey and David Kendall
The first three titles include the first episode, introducing readers to the format, story line and characters. Subsequent episodes will be delivered to readers twice a month and users will be updated via Push Notification when the new episodes are ready to download.
“Madefire is igniting a new era by creating a modern, dynamic reading experience and bringing that to the millions of iPad users around the world,” said Dave Gibbons, co-creator of Watchmen and advisory board member at Madefire. “It is exciting to be able to bring this robust storytelling into the 21st century while also democratizing the ability to publish comic books.”
Madefire will also be making their publishing tools available to anybody who wants to create their own original comics or graphic novels in the Motion Book format. The basic tools will be available for free www.madefire.com.
“Madefire allows creators to bring the excitement and intensity of comics and graphic novels to iPad in a truly interactive format,” says Liam Sharp, Chief Creative Officer of Madefire. “We have seen these great innovations in other forms of entertainment such as gaming, movies and television, but reading has largely transferred words to the digital page without transforming the experience.”
The Madefire executive team boasts an elite roster of technology and storytelling veterans with the passion and expertise to change the way we create and consume stories. Madefire was founded in 2011 by Ben Wolstenholme, CEO of Moving Brands, Liam Sharp, Chief Creative Officer at Madefire and a veteran comic book writer and artist, and Eugene Walden, CTO at Madefire and a seasoned technology entrepreneur and mobile pioneer. The team is also joined by creative superpowers Dave Gibbons, co-creator of Watchmen, the bestselling graphic novel of all-time, and Bill Sienkiewicz, widely recognized as one of the greatest innovators in the history of sequential art.
The Madefire App is available for free from the App Store on iPad or at http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/madefire-comics/id533379666?ls=1&mt=8. Images and media kit can be downloaded at http://www.madefire.com/press-kit/
Founded in 2011 by Ben Wolstenholme, Liam Sharp and Eugene Walden, Madefire is backed by True Ventures. Madefire provides artists and writers a publishing solution for iPad allowing them to build their stories in an exciting new format. The Madefire Board of Advisors includes Mike McCue, CEO and Founder of Flipboard, Sina Tamaddon, former Senior Vice President of Applications for Apple Inc., Toni Schneider, CEO of Automattic, creators of WordPress.com, Dave Gibbons, co-creator of Watchmen, the bestselling graphic novel of all time, and Bill Sienkiewicz, widely recognized as one of the greatest innovators of sequential art. For more information go to madefire.com, or download the Madefire App for iPad.
STRIP Magazine fans waiting for the arrival of the print edition of Print Media’s adventure anthology – victim to ongoing import issues – may be interested to know that Issue 5 for iPad is being worked on now by ROK Comics and should be submited to Apple sometime next week.
The price of all back issues of STRIP Magazine for iPad has also just been dropped to £1.99 per issue.
Print Media says they decided to delay submission of STRIP Issue 5 to Apple in view of the distribution issues for the print edition, but with changes to the company’s plans for the title’s relaunch that have superceded some copy in the print edition, the digital STRIP Issue 5 (which will also be priced at £1.99) will include updated pages from the ‘real world’ magazine, as well as some trailer imagery for the new-look to the title.
The iPad edition will have less pages than the print verison of Issue 5 but some exclusive trailer images from the revamp, and we have also updated ‘Comic Cuts’ to reflect the change of launch plans.
Print Media have announced they will be publishing a digital only version of STRIP in July. This special Issue 6 will wrap some storylines that complete in the print ‘bumper’ version of Issue 5, as well as again trailing the new look STRIP.
|Promotion for Black Ops Extreme
by Richmond Clement and Stephen
Downey. Black Ops Extreme
© Print Media Productions
The special issue will also use some pages to promote new British comics and projects. If British and Irish comic creators would like to have a plug for their own indpendently created titles in the digital-only issue, direct Print Media via infoATprintmediaproductions.com to a 1536 x 1920 image they’ll consider for inclusion. On your left is an example of the kind of image they’re looking for.
They will also consider running strip samples but they must be action adventure, SF, fantasy or one page humour – no horror or adult comics, no swearing and no excessive violence.
The digital issues of STRIP – for iPad only at present – are now available for just £1.99 each.
• STRIP Magazine for iPad Issue 1 here:ht.ly/brSDc
• STRIP Magazine for iPad Issue 2 here: ht.ly/brSHf
• STRIP Magazine for iPad Issue 3 here: ht.ly/brSPV
• STRIP Magazine for iPad Issue 4 here: ht.ly/brSUj
Good news! – The webcomic which pokes fun at comics!
This just in from the people behind tri-weekly web comic – The Gutters!
When it comes to today’s page, I think the only thing that I can really do is borrow a phrase from The Man and say “’nuff said.”
So with that expressed, I will move on and tell you about something that is pretty damn cool: our brand new Gutters iPad App!
We had an app before, but this one is a brand new monster. Designed and developed by Mohammed “Hawk” Haque and Phillipe Sabourn, this is a sleek, easy to use app that gets you all the Gutters goodness you can handle. It’s got all 300+ comics, blog posts and some really cool gesture features that get you into the archives, which are automatically updated when a new comic goes up!
Push notifications let you know the second there is a new page, and the best part? The Gutters iPad App is absolutely free! Yep, comics, posts and prettiness absolutely free! Check out some screenshots below and you can download it, once again, for FREE right here!
David Lloyd’s ‘Kickback’ is now available as a iPad Graphic Novel!
And you can win a free copy for your iPad – all you need to do is answer the following question:
What title did David Lloyd work on with Garth for Wildstorm?
All you need to do is email me at email@example.com with the answer and you name – put Kickback Comp in the subject bar.
The Winner will be announced on Friday 6th April
Check out the preview below: