Madefire, the San Francisco, California startup that offers comic and graphic novels, announced today the launch of its Madefire Comics app for iPad. The free app offers original, interactive works from Watchmen co-creator Dave Gibbons, as well as titles from other writers.
The Madefire app delivers a continuous flow of “motion books,” original stories each with their own unique and immersive experience. Madefire titles are also optimized to take full advantage of iPad’s leading features and functionality, including the gyroscope, accelerometer, and Retina display.
The Madefire app launches with three original comic and graphic novel titles, and four previews of future titles, including:
- “Treatment: Tokyo” by Dave Gibbons, Kinman Chan and Robbie Morrison
- “Treatment: Mexico City” by Dave Gibbons, Doug Braithwaite and Robbie Morrison
- “Mono” by Ben Wolstenholme and Liam Sharp
- “Captain Stone Is Missing. . .” by Liam Sharp & Christina McCormack
- “The Irons” by Haden Blackman & Gary Erskine
- “The Engine” by Guy Adams & Jimmy Broxton
- “Houses of the Holy” by Mike Carey and David Kendall
The first three titles include the first episode, introducing readers to the format, story line, and characters. Subsequent episodes will be delivered to readers twice a month and users will be updated via a push notification when the new episodes are ready to download.
According to Gibbons:
Madefire is igniting a new era by creating a modern, dynamic reading experience and bringing that to the millions of iPad users around the world. It is exciting to be able to bring this robust storytelling into the 21st century while also democratizing the ability to publish comic books.
The Madefire Comics app looks promising and is definitely something graphic novel readers should check out. It is available for download today in the App Store.