screendiver-iconWhen we first launched, one of the incredibly innovative series we discovered was Ezra Clayton Daniels’ Upgrade Soul – a mix of surreal sci-fi and cutting edge digital story-telling. Over the years, Upgrade Soul has been through many incarnations but along the way Ezra has gained some unique insights into digital story-telling and is now looking to share that knowledge with a new digital comics manifesto and a website called Screendiver.com, we catch up with him to find out more!

This autumn motion comics specialists Narr8 are pulling out all the stops and launching a new season with all new horizons! Having already conquered iPad and iPhone, Android 4.0+, Amazon Kindle Fire, and Windows 8 now a Narr8 Facebook version is set to take motion comics to a whole new level!

Details are still under wraps for now, but join their Facebook community to keep up with Narr8‘s future announcements.

Sit back, open Narr8 on your favorite device, choose a story and download episodes right now! Narr8 is available to download for your iPad here

Motion comics publishers Narr8 announces today the introduction of the Narr8 app in the Windows Store for Windows 8 devices. Already a firm favourite on the iPad with great digital comic titles like Subject 9 and Prime Blood, this will continue to expand their fan base by releasing its motion comics, interactive novels and nonfiction series to Windows users.

Motion comics publishers Narr8 have today announced a new multimedia editing tool called Story Builder that lets you build your own interactive digital comics. Simply create your comic using their online editor and upload it to their online catalogue for the world to download.

benwolstenholmeEarlier this week we grilled Madefire‘s Ben Wolstenholme about the secrets behind the creation of his man-monster MONO and his series The Old Curiosity Shop, but what about the man himself? Where does he see Madefire heading in the next 12 months, how does it impact upon his agency Moving Brands and how the hell did he get involved this crazy world of Motion Books anyway? (And why so many brands beginning with the letter M?!) The story continues… 

benwolstenholmeIn the world of Madefire motion books, Ben Wolstenholme is often the forgotten man, cast into the shadow of comic luminaries Liam Sharp and Dave Gibbons – however he is every bit as vital to the company’s success as his more famous co-founders.  If Sharp and Gibbons are Lennon and McCartney then Wolstenholme is George Harrison bringing a different dimension to this band of digital comic pioneers. In the case of Wolstenholme (and to keep this metaphor running!) it’s not Eastern mysticism that he brings, but a unique blend of graphic design savvy and commercial illustration nous that are helping to push Madefire‘s motion books to new heights. Keen to find out his story, we contacted Ben to learn more about the man behind Madefire, Moving Brands and man-mountain Mono

Hot on the trail of the Hijacker, Leto and Saule set off in pursuit of a suspect who’s been seen at all their crime scenes and as his escape plan takes them deeper into The Irons they uncover more of the mysteries hidden within Madefire‘s dystopian sci-fi world. But will it help them find their killer?

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The Madefire team’s plan for world domination has taken another step closer to fruition today with the announcement of an exclusive partnership with digital art community DeviantART. Having taken over the world of the iPad, and more recently the iPhone and iPod touch too, with titles such as Captain Stone is Missing (Pipedream Comics Digital Comic of the Year), Mono and Treatment the team of Liam Sharp and Ben Wolstenholme have blazed a trail that have left many competitors in the dust. With this deal their innovative brand of ‘motion comics’ will be available to the 28 million members of DeviantART community around the world to enjoy on any desktop PC, and is set to expand their readership to new heights.

Aces WeeklyBritish comic legend David Lloyd is perhaps best known for his work on the seminal V For Vendetta with Alan Moore. However in recent years he has embraced the world of digital comics, first with his interactive graphic novel Kickback (which earned 3rd place in our Top 10 Digitial Comics of 2012), but most interestingly with the weekly web comic anthology Aces Weekly. Featuring work from some of world’s finests writers and artists (including David himself), Aces is an online subscription comic which has engendered a passionate following (and would have secured 4th place in our poll had their extra votes been included). So we got in touch with David and asked him all about Aces.