The future of Digital Comics?

Want to turn your comics or graphic novels into a motion comic or illustrated film?

With the recent release of the Watchmen motion comic series, it’s apparent that there is a growing audience for this type of entertainment.

Motion comics/illustrated films are a different way for comic stories and graphic novels to be experienced and enjoyed. They tap into new audiences and are a great way for the comic industry to be appreciated and enjoyed by the general public, as well as offering comic-book fans something new and exciting.

We create content that can be watched on mobile phones, iPhone, iPod, Archos, PSP, Zen, Zune and many other portable devices. Now motion comics can be enjoyed anytime, anywhere by everyone. The portability, immediacy and convenience opens up a new world for comics and graphic novels.

This is the blurb lifted off the Zzizzl Comix website and it’s an impressive bit of blurb but does it live up to the hype? In my opinion with what I’ve seen so far then I would have to say yes.

I really enjoyed the Watchmen motion comic for but I feel the demos on the website have taken this content and gone one step further. When I was watched the demos it didn’t feel like I was watching a comic which that someone was trying to turn into a cartoon (if that makes sense). When animation and sound was used I felt it was more to enhance the mood of the comic(like animating rain for a background scene) than swamping it with unnecessary animation.

I watched Dennis Morrison, the man behind zzizzl tirelessly pitching his product around to the comic creators at the MCM expo and I was impressed buy the guy’s determination to get his idea out there.

I’ve met Dennis  twice now and I got a chance to see the demos on the Archos he was carrying and they looked fantastic.

I know there’s a large portion of comic fans who would never go digital who love to just sit down with a comic in their hands. Personally I don’t think this kind of technology will replace comic in it’s traditional form (at least I hope not) but rather complement it.

I get sent a lot of comics to review  in electronic format so to be honest it doesn’t bother me reading things digitally but I would never move to this format entirely. There are however a generation behind me who are embracing this technology much more than me so who knows where we’ll be in another five to ten years. This could be a another way of introducing the world of comics to a different kind of reader.

I think motion comics can quite happily run alongside it’s more traditional counterpart offering a digital version of the comics we love in a more portable format and given us a different way to view comics.

GS Reporter: Nuge

Source: Zzizzlcomix

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  1. RoX /

    Not my style but they do look good. Very reminiscent of The Marvel Superheroes from back in the 1960’s though.

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