By Orphans of the Storm Ltd
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Electricomics is a digital comics reader app, which gives you free access to innovative digital comics by some of the best writers and artists in the business.
You can read Red Horse by the mighty Garth Ennis. A moving story from World War One, beautifully digitally painted by artist Frank Victoria, whose attention to detail brings every panel to life.
You can read Sway, by Leah Moore and John Reppion, a time travel Sci-Fi story with an interactive twist, drawn in all chronologies by the stunning talent that is Nicola Scott.
You can read Cabaret Amygdala Presents: 'Second Sight' by Peter Hogan. A creepy little horror story in the EC tradition, which uses digital to let the reader build the picture and feel the creeping dread for themselves, drawn by Paul Davidson, who acknowledges your comfort zone, and then fills it full of horrible anyway.
Last but not least, you can read Big Nemo by Alan Moore, whose rejuvenation of Winsor McCay's most well known comic character, stays true to the source, but brings Moore's trademark depth and gravity to every panel. The art duties fell to Colleen Doran, whose mastery of the form shows in every line.
This app is part of a complete digital comics self-publishing ecosystem which lets you create, package, and publish your own digital comics.
Once you have installed this app, and read the comics, go to www.electricomics.net and download the creator tool (coming soon) to your desktop PC or Mac. It lets you lay out, and package your own comics, and read them in the app.
You can build Infinite Canvas comics, where the reader follows the story from panel to panel in whichever direction it leads.
You can make Panel delivery comics, where you have control of the reading experience at panel level, every panel can be a reveal, and the page is fluid, changing.
The professional comics are a jumping off point, we want you to join in, and push forward what is possible for yourself.
Apart from the four free comics, when you start to make your own Electricomics and read those of other people, the app is ready for you.
Maintain control of your own content. We don’t host it, it’s yours. You store it where you like, make what you want out of it.
Keep a library of your favourite comics, whether they were made by you, your friends, or your greatest heroes, they are all accessible in the same app.
Whatever is added to Electricomics remains Open Source, and the property of the community using it.
Read the Project Report which documents the whole process behind the app and the work that went into it, via the website http://electricomics.net
Take it. Make with it. Improve it. It’s yours.
What's New in Version 1.0.1
- When reading Electricomics they should no longer get stuck in the wrong orientation
- Better error handling when downloading your own Electricomics
- Fixed issue with switching out and back into the app duplicating icons
Great in Concept
Great app, but most of the comics that come with it don't really take as much advantage of the technology as they could. The method for adding other comics is needlessly obtuse. Still a fun app with ideas that could change comics forever.