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 […]
While hunting around in my parents loft the other weekend I came across a box of old comics from my childhood and in there was the first comic I ever bought! It was a Marvel UK reprint of Secret Wars #2 (although confusingly it was numbered #3 as it was fortnightly and split the individual […]
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 […]
Alan Moore talks to the Guardian about League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and the future of digital comics
There are few comics writers who carve as individual a niche as Alan Moore. From his ground-breaking books Watchmen and From Hell to era-defining runs on Swamp Thing and 2000AD, when Moore speaks the comics world takes note – even if that is simply to pour scorn on his supposed ‘grumpy old man of comics’ […]
“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 […]
From day and date Spiderman to Holy Terror and Cut The Rope, the top 5 stories coming out of Comic Con
1. Marvel to release Ultimates, Spiderman and X-Men titles ‘day and date’. In other words print and digital titles will be released simultaneously. It’s a horrible phrase but this is a huge deal for Marvel with DC already launching their books on the same day as printing and planning to roll out their 52 reboot […]
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 […]
Todd McFarlane’s Spiderman #1 is one of the featured titles on Marvel’s iPad app this week which got me feeling rather nostalgic. You see, growing up as a comics fan in the 90s, the most iconic book for me wasn’t Amazing Fantasy 15 or Action Comics #1 it was Spiderman #1. I’d been a Todd McFarlane […]
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 […]