I still have doubts when it comes to digital comics. I find that traditional digital comics are harsh on the eye for long periods of time. And motion comics aren’t really reading. It’s just lazy animation.
But the guys from Madefire came up with something different. A digital comic that you still read, but is enhanced by music, motion, and sound effects.
At NYCC, I had a chance to sit with Ben Wolstenholme, one of the creators of Madefire to find out what they are all about:
Founded in 2011 by Ben Wolstenholme , Liam Sharpand Eugene Walden, Madefire is a media and technology company, and creator of the Madefire App for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. Madefire also provides artists and writers a publishing solution called the Motion Book Tool, which allows them to build their stories in an exciting new format called Motion Books. Madefire is backed by True Ventures, with angel investors including Sina Tamaddon, former Senior Vice President of Applications for Apple Inc — who sits on Madefire’s Board of Advisors. The Board of Advisors also includes industry leaders like: Toni Schneider, CEO of Automattic (the company behind WordPress.com <http://WordPress.com> ); Mike McCue, CEO and Founder of Flipboard; Dave Gibbons, co-creator of Watchmen, the bestselling graphic novel of all time; and Bill Sienkiewicz , widely recognized as one of the greatest innovators of sequential art. For more information go to madefire.com <http://madefire.com> , or download the Madefire App for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch from www.madefire.com/iOS <http://www.madefire.com/iOS> <http://www.madefire.com/iOS> <http://www.madefire.com/iOS>
About Brian "Pendragon" Isaacs
I've been an avid comic collector for over 35 years now, and a huge comic historian buff. I feel it's important that we don't forget what was created in the past and encourage everyone to read it as well. I started Pendragon's Post as way to show another side of comics. One that won't suck up & give something a good review, just because we're friend with them, like most sites do. Right or wrong, we have our own voice.