Alan Moore’s Electricomics
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Comic book mastermind Alan Moore announced on May 28th that he, alongside his partners, is releasing a new app called Electricomics. The app is described as ‘a comic book and an easy-to-use source toolkit.’ So once it’s out, it will be free for anyone to use and apply to their work.
The details are a bit vague at this point but read this quote from Moore himself from his press release:
“With Electricomics, we are hoping to address the possibilities of comic strips in this exciting new medium, in a way that they have never been addressed before. Rather than simply transferring comic narrative from the page to the screen, we intend to craft stories expressly devised to test the storytelling limits of this unprecedented technology.”
“It will then be made freely available to all of the exciting emergent talent that is no doubt out there, just waiting to be given access to the technical toolkit that will enable them to create the comics of the future.”
The app will be built by Ocasta Studios.
Electricomics will be a 32-page showcase with four original titles. Moore himself is writing one of the new titles along with his daughter author Leah Moore.
That part is where the press release gets a bit vague. It’s not clear that if we use this app will our comic have to appear under the ‘Electricomics’ imprint or will we be able to use it on our own sites. But at least with the release of 4 comic stories using the app we will get a taste at what this new technology can really do.
There was no official release date mentioned but in the comments section of the announcement when asked about a timetable, Leah Moore replied:
‘Its a research and development project which lasts one year, so create the software, the comics, the community, all in one year. easy right?!
Alan Moore is the author of such comic books as ‘Watchmen’ and ‘The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen’, a genius of the medium for sure, so if he’s excited by this, it deserves a look. Let’s hope that the developers can come through and make something that lives up to the hype.
Much ‘Moore’ to come I’m sure.
You can read the full press release at http://electricomics.net/