In 2008 I wrote an article for MacFormat magazine about artists who have started painting on the iPad and iPhone using apps like Brushes and SketchBook Pro. I met some fascinating folk like Corliss Blakely, Jonathan Garuel and Susan Murtaugh who were creating amazing pieces of artwork with just an iPad or iPhone. I also […]
We interview the biggest names in indie and small press comics about their latest work, their inspirations and what they can recommend to up and coming creators.
When it comes to the best digital comics app on the iPad, there really is only one top dog – ComiXology’s Comics. The iTunes of comics apps, ComiXology are the pioneers of digital comics on the iPhone and iPad and the powerhouse behind Marvel, DC and Images own apps. As I explored the world of […]
“We live in a digital world now and people are used to reading comics online” Comicraft’s Richard Starkings on digital comics and typefaces.
When it came to designing the logo for this site, as a designer by trade I knew it had to be a good one! So rather than just use a slightly ropey freeware comics font, or worse Brushstroke or Comics San, I decided to invest in a couple of fonts from the brilliant Comic Book […]
Having spoken to the brilliant guys at Ape Entertainment about the Pocket God comics, I really wanted to get an artists persepective and so got in touch with the brilliant Rolo Mallada. I think his answers to my questions are some of favourites!
“It’s a brave new world and I am not afraid.” Dave Hedgecock of Ape Entertainment talks Pocket Gods and Kung Fu Pandas!
When you do a search on iTunes for ‘comics’ you get the familiar array of apps from the big publishers like Marvel, DC, Image and ComiXology. But hidden in among these monster apps is a little icon with a angry pygmy on it called PG Comics. If you’re an iOS gamer you might recognise the […]
From Dr Who to True Blood, IDW Publishing’s Jeff Webber discusses indie success stories and the strengths of digital comics for smaller publishers.
One of the real success stories of comics on the iPad is IDW Publishing. Not only do they have a strong presence on ComiXology but they also have a series of their own apps based on hit series like Transformers, True Blood and Dr Who. With smaller independents flourishing in this new market place, I […]
“The reading experience on the iPad is wonderful” Kurt Busiek talks digital comics and the possibility of an Astro City iPad app
While researching this article I tried to get in touch with all my favourite artists and writers in the faint hope that they might be able to spare some time from their busy schedules to answer my questions. After sending out emails to everyone of note in my comics collection, one of the first people […]
“Digital comics is like the Wild West” Box 13 creators Steve Ellis and David Gallaher talk iPad comics
While investigating the world of iPad comics apps I came across this little gem in the ComiXology Comics app. As well as distributing the adventures of the world’s top super heroes, ComiXology have also published their own titles, in particular the Box 13 series by writer David Gallaher and artist Steve Ellis. Both David and […]