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Thursday
Oct092008

Motion Comics... This May Just Work!



Well, I've seen the new Watchmen Motion Comic which I got off Itunes and I must say "I'm excited." With all the new advances and accessibility of technology it really was just a matter of time before someone came up with a really cool way of reading a comic off your computer. There's been a strong movement going on trying to tap into the computer/internet demagraphic.  Cross-Gen was one early example, trying to just put books directly online, but failed.  Other similar methods have and are being tried with mixed results but nothing that really stands out. Marvel's beginning to upload their catalog and sites like Wowio offering new online comics for free are having their own troubles. (I will avoid bringing Web Comics into this conversation now due to the simple fact that I honestly don't know enough about the genre [yet] so that will have to be a whole other post) 
  But now it seems this new Motion Comics approach actually has a coolness factor to it. At a time where the popularity of comic based Animation is as strong as it's ever been and players and sites like Itunes and Amazon and Xbox make it easily accesible it also gives it a sense of credibility to the format as well.  
  Specifically on the Watchmen Motion Comic ( I haven't seen the Batman one yet) on the whole I thought it was great. It somewhat reminded me of the old 60's Marvel Superheroes cartoons like Spiderman, Iron Man, and Thor, that I grew up with. (No I didn't watch them in the 60's, I wasn't even born yet)  They weren't that advanced but they had that moving comic book feel to them and that's what I got from the Motion comics, though with better quality, directing, and "camera work".  
  I thought Watchmen was a great first try at a new medium for comics and I really feel the potential here, on many levels, is very exciting. Among other possibilities I'm sensing from this, imagine the catalogue of books that could be done as Motion comics, and even comics being drawn as just as a Motion Comic as a first or sole means of release. 
 Very cool, I hope this one really kicks in because the potential is there.
Kudos DC.

Later
WM

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