Digital Comics, Ye-haw!
We Digital Comics Roundup we try to showcase some of the wide variety of comic creators doing progressive things with original, digital comics. When we talk about digital comics we’re really talking about comics created specifically for digital reading and not comics that only take advantage of digital distribution. Not that there’s anything wrong with digital distribution. It’s just not quite the same thing. There’s likely a post about that topic in and of itself in the future; in the meantime, enjoy some of these innovative, original, digital stories.
SITHRAH – Jason Brubaker is doing some interesting stuff combining a long, vertical scroll format with animated .gifs and traditional graphic storytelling in this digital original webcomic. He’s also using Instagram to post some behind the scenes art and work in progress. Good stuff!
TOMATO CAN BLUES – This short story by Mary Pilon and Attila Futaki combines prose with comic book illustrations that integrate parallax effects and subtle motion to create perspective changes while scrolling through the story. Added bonus: there’s a free audio version of the story read by Bobby Cannavale of “Boardwalk Empire.”
THE LONG JOURNEY – French cartoonist Gilles Roussel (a.k.a. Boulet) created this long, vertical scrolling webcomic about a man’s journey down his toilet and beyond that explores the idea of the Infinite Canvas in existential 8-bit style. It’s available in both French and English.
If you know of someone doing something interesting with graphic storytelling in the digital space, leave a link in the comments!