Digital Experience Comic (DEC)After months of waiting, the The D.E.C. or Digital Experience Comic, a new app from Uproar Comics, the team behind Northern Irish zombie anthology Zombies Hi, has finally hit the app store. Packed with over 30 pages of animated content and host of app-only extras this unique mix of digital comics and the undead is the brainchild of Derry based comic creators Danny McLaughlin and Kevin Logue. Keen to pick their brains like a zombie at meal time, we got in touch with Danny to find out more about this great project and to discover just what the Digital Experience Comic is really all about.  

According to Wikipedia, Augmented Reality (AR) is a live, direct or indirect, view of a physical, real-world environment whose elements are augmented by computer-generated sensory input such as sound, video, graphics. Although AR is not new in the world of apps (we’ve seen it on everything from arcade games to star chart apps) it is definitely at the cutting of edge of what can we be done in terms of digital comics. Marvel Comics have cut their teeth in the medium earlier this year, but with Anomaly we have one of the most ambitious projects  seen in recent months. This augmented reality graphic novel from writer Skip Brittenham and Brian Haberlin is epic in every sense of the word, and  literally sees the characters come to life from the page.

Everyone loves zombies, and the only thing better than the undead is when an unlikely hero takes on the hordes of the undead for our enjoyment. We’ve had Egg from this Life in the Walking Dead, cabbage chucking pot plants in Plants vs. Zombies and and even Marvel Superheroes, but this week there’s a new corpse splutterer is about to take on the task – Mega City One’s finest lawman Judge Dredd.