Tag Archives: ComiXology

The Walking Dead IOS App by ComiXology Upgrade

THE WALKING DEAD IOS APP POWERED BY COMIXOLOGY UPGRADES FROM 2.0 TO 3.1

It’s time to experience Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead in CMX-HD

July 3rd, 2012 – New York, NY – Skybound, The Walking Dead creator/writer Robert Kirkman’s imprint at Image Comics, and comiXology, the revolutionary digital comics platform, are thrilled to announce the release today of a newly updated 3.1 version of The Walking Dead iOS app available to fans everywhere. This new release includes major design improvements, accelerated speeds, and an ever-expanding library of CMX-HD ready The Walking Dead digital comics and trades to take advantage of the new iPad’s enhanced Retina Display.

The Eisner Award-wining The Walking Dead comic series was not only the #1 seller in graphic novels for 2011 — and is on track to retain the title again this year — but the top rated basic cable drama of all time during season two of the hit AMC television series. Kirkman serves as both writer and Executive Producer on the TV series.

“The comiXology-powered 3.1 interface takes The Walking Dead iOS app to a whole new level for fans of both the comic and the TV series,” says comiXology co-founder and CEO David Steinberger. “ComiXology is dedicated to delivering the best shopping and reading experience around and the upgrade to 3.1 — with CMX-HD capabilities and our revolutionary Guided View™ — hands down delivers to all Walking Dead fans around the world!”

“I don’t know of a better way to experience The Walking Dead in the digital space than through the newly upgraded Walking Dead iOS app,” said series creator Robert Kirkman. “Simply put, the comics have never looked better and they’ve never been easier to get a hold of than they are right now.”

The Walking Dead 3.1 iOS app’s smooth new design and interface not only enhances overall stability it also increases the usability beyond the original 2.0 functionality. New advancements in the UI enables a near instantaneous launch, dramatically cutting down on the app’s load times and allows fans of The Walking Dead to start reading faster than ever before.

In addition to the overall redesign, the app now exhibits enriched feature spotlights and CMX-HD — comiXology’s Hi-Def comic format —for users of the new iPad. “Purchases” now has its own tab so users can always find their The Walking Dead comics for quick and easy download without cluttering their “My Comics” area. The Walking Dead 3.1 iOS app brings the thrills and excitement of the comic series that inspired the hit TV show to a whole new level.

Fans will be happy to know that while a number of great new improvements have been made, The Walking Dead 3.1 iOS app continues to deliver the same quality comic reading and shopping experience customers have come to expect from comiXology powered apps. Through the use of comiXology’s revolutionary patent-pending Guided View™ technology that includes a wide variety of reading options and settings, comiXology enables users to set the speed of transitions in addition to page orientations and much more.

The Walking Dead 3.1 iOS app is available for download through iTunes for the iPhone and iPad today.

About Robert Kirkman
Robert Kirkman’s success and passionate advocacy for creator-owned comics led him to become the first person invited to become a partner at Image Comics since the company’s inception twenty years ago and he formed his own imprint there, Skybound, in 2010.  Kirkman is the creator/writer of the Eisner Award-winning The Walking Dead, long-runningInvincible, all-ages Super DinosaurThe Astounding Wolf-Man, and new title Thief of Thieves, among many others. Kirkman has earned the respect of the comic, writing and television communities and topped the New York Times bestseller list for graphic novels in 2011 and in April 2012, he took the top five spots on both the hardcover and paperback lists. He’s the creator/executive producer and writer of the hit television show, AMC’s The Walking Dead, the highest-rated basic cable drama of all time in the U.S, also an international success in 120 countries and 250 million households. AMC is developing Thief of Thieves as a  potential series with Kirkman serving as creator/executive producer and writer. www.Skybound.com is your destination for all news and merchandise for Robert Kirkman, The Walking Dead and all Skybound titles.

About comiXology

Founded in 2007 with the mission of bringing comics to people everywhere, comiXology — in just five short years — has revolutionized the comic book and graphic novel world. From creating the industry leading platform for digital comics to tools and services for brick and mortar retailers, comiXology has lead the charge in exposing new audiences to the rich history and culture of comic books. With the development of the Comics by comiXology digital comics platform — available across iPhoneiPadAndroidKindle Fire and the Web — comiXology provides the easiest way worldwide for people to enjoy comics at just the click of a button! Regularly ranking as the top grossing iPad app in the entire iTunes App Store, Comics by comiXology was recently selected as a preloaded app on Amazon’s Kindle Fire. Providing digital comics across multiple platforms, comiXology will not stop until everyone on the face of the earth has been turned into a comic book fan.

About Skybound 
SKYBOUND is Robert Kirkman’s imprint of Image Comics. The imprint provides a new generation of comic book creators the opportunity to publish their works as SKYBOUND Originals. With SKYBOUND, Image COO Robert Kirkman handpicks up-and-coming creators and maintains an active role in promoting and expanding the projects of this already growing talent pool. Artist and imprint alike will be fully vested in the global development of their properties into new mediums, such as television and film.

About Image Comic
Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline, Skybound and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit www.imagecomics.com.

Share

Celebrate Independents Day! MonkeyBrain and ComiXology Announce New Agreement

MONKEYBRAIN AND COMIXOLOGY ANNOUNCE EXCLUSIVE DISTRIBUTION AGREEMENT FOR
MONKEYBRAIN’S NEW LINE OF INDEPENDENT CREATOR-OWNED COMICS 
 

CELEBRATE INDEPENDENTS DAY!

New York Times Bestselling Author Chris Roberson to Head Up New Comic Book Publishing Imprint with Co-Publisher Allison Baker

July 2nd, 2012 – Portland, OR / New York, NY — New York Times bestselling comic book creator Chris Roberson is celebrating “Independents Day” a little differently than others this year as he and co-publisher Allison Baker launch MonkeyBrain Comics, with a slate of creator-owned titles from some of the top names in the field.  MonkeyBrain Comics will debut digitally first on comiXology — the revolutionary digital comics platform with over 75 million comic and graphic novel downloads to date — through a exclusive distribution agreement between the two companies.

 

Joining New York Times bestselling author Chris Roberson (iZombie, Memorial, Cinderella) under the Monkeybrain Comics umbrella with their own independent titles will be a who’s who line up of creators, including; Grace Allison, Nick Brokenshire, J. Bone, Chad Bowers, Wook-Jin Clark, Colleen Coover, Kevin Church, Dennis Culver, Matt Digges, Ming Doyle, Curt O. Franklin, Ken Garing, Chris Haley, David Hahn, Phil Hester, Joe Keatinge, D.J. Kirkbride, Adam Knave, Axel Medellin, Jennifer L. Meyer, Michael Montenat,Ananth Panagariya, Thomas Perkins, Adam Rosenlund, Chris Schweitzer, Brandon Seifert, Chris Sims, Matthew Dow Smith, Paul Tobin, J. Torres, Josh Williamson and Bill Willingham, among others.

More creative teams with new titles will be announced next week at Comic-Con International during the Monkeybrain Comics panel on Friday, July 13th at 7PM.

 

“MonkeyBrain Comics was born out of a desire to directly explore what opportunities there were in the newly expanding digital marketplace for creator owned material,” said Chris Roberson, co-publisher of Monkeybrain Comics. “We knew from the get go that we’d want to work exclusively with comiXology, who have become the undisputed leader in the digital comics field with their platforms’ unparalleled reading and shopping experience. And we’re pleased to have so many of our close creator friends along for the ride. I can’t wait to see what fans around the world think about our first batch of releases!”

“We’re excited to be the exclusive digital home of MonkeyBrain Comics,” says co-founder and CEO David Steinberger. “ComiXology’s mission is to get comics into the hands of people everywhere and we look forward to doing just that with Chris an Allison’s stellar line of creator owned comics!”

 

Available exclusively worldwide via comiXology’s digital platform across the iPhoneiPadAndroidKindle Fire and the Web starting July 4th, the initial Monkey Brain Launch titles are:

 

  • Aesop’s Ark by J. Torres and Jennifer L. Meyer
  • Amelia Cole and the Unknown World by Adam P. Knave, DJ Kirkbride and Nick Brokenshire
  • Bandette by Paul Tobin and Colleen Coover
  • Edison Rex by Chris Roberson and Dennis Culver
  • October Girl by Matthew Dow Smith
  • Wander by Kevin Church and Grace Allison

MonkeyBrain Comics is a new comics imprint of Roberson and Baker’s long-running publishing company MonkeyBrain Books. Over the past decade, MonkeyBrain Books has published a line of prose novels by authors such as Phillip Jose Farmer, Michael Moorcock, Rudy Rucker, Paul Cornell and genre collections edited by such notables as Joe R. Lansdale, Lou Anders and others.

Launching their first titles on July 4th with the slogan “Independents Day” exclusively on the comiXology digital platform, Monkeybrain Comics are currently exploring following up their digital releases with trade paperback collections.

About Monkeybrain Books and Comics
Owned and operated by Chris Roberson and Allison Baker since 2001, Monkeybrain Books was originally founded as an independent press specializing in science fiction & fantasy and nonfiction genre studies. Print titles from Monkeybrain Books are distributed to the book trade by National Book Network, and are available from wholesalers like Diamond Comic Distributors, Baker & Taylor, and Ingram, and from finer booksellers everywhere. In 2012, Monkeybrain launched a new creator-owned digital comics line, Monkeybrain Comics, which is distributed exclusively digitally by comiXology.

About Chris Roberson and Allison Baker
New York Times bestselling writer Chris Roberson is best known for his Eisner-nominated ongoing comic book series iZombie (co-created with artist Mike Allred), his modern fantasy series Memorial (co-created with artist Rich Ellis), the Fables spinoff Cinderella mini-series, and his work on SupermanStar Trek/Legion of Super-Heroes, and Elric: The Balance Lost, all of which are available for digital download at http://cmxl.gy/CRoberson. His favorite food is meat, he’s allergic to wheat, and his favorite cocktail is a caipirinha, the national drink of Brazil.

Allison Baker has worked in feature film and political media production for over 13 years, while also managing the day-to-day operations of Chris Roberson and Monkeybrain Books. She likes the color pink, enjoys a challenge, fixing things, and is allergic to being bored.

Chris and Allison met at a Ben Folds Five show in 1997, got married in 2000, started their own business in 2001 and had a baby girl in 2004. All three currently live in Portland, Oregon with a lot of books and their two cats, Bubbles and Blue.

About comiXology
Founded in 2007 with the mission of bringing comics to people everywhere, comiXology — in just five short years — has revolutionized the comic book and graphic novel world.  From creating the industry leading platform for digital comics to tools and services for brick and mortar retailers, comiXology has lead the charge in exposing new audiences to the rich history and culture of comic books. With the development of the Comics by comiXology digital comics platform — available across  iPhoneiPadAndroidKindle Fire and the Web — comiXology provides the easiest way worldwide for people to enjoy comics at just the click of a button! Regularly ranking as the top grossing iPad app in the entire iTunes App Store, Comics by comiXology was recently selected as a preloaded app on Amazon’s Kindle Fire. Providing digital comics across multiple platforms, comiXology will not stop until everyone on the face of the earth has been turned into a comic book fan.

Share

ComicXology Celebrates Five Year Anniversary at Comic Con 2012

Just got this press release from ComicXology!

ComiXology Celebrates Their 5-Year Anniversary & 3-Year App-iversary
at
Comic-Con International 2012
in San Diego, California

Don’t Miss ComiXology’s Brand New Booth Space!

Meet The Folks Behind Comixology At Our First Comic-Con Tweet-up, Including Two Of The Co-Founders

Find Out What’s Next At The Comixology Panels!

Make Sure You Get Your Image Comics, IDW Publishing, Oni Press, and Archaia
Limited Edition Promotional Postcard With Free Download Codes

And Two Chances To Win Brand New iPads!

ComiXology @ SDCC 2012
July 11th – 15th
Booth #2547

July 2nd, 2012 – New York, NY – ComiXology — the revolutionary digital comics platform with over 75 million downloads to date and a selection of more than 25,000 comics and graphic novels — is kicking off this year’s Comic-Con International 2012 in style by celebrating their 5-Year Anniversary and 3-Year App-iversary with a whole host of programming, a “Tweetup,” two opportunities to win a free iPad, publishing partner promotions, and, for the first time ever, comiXology will be manning a booth (#2547) in the heart of Comic-Con!

The celebration of comiXology’s 5-year Anniversary and 3-year App-iversary begins on Preview Night at the debut of comiXology’s new booth space (#2547) and continues all convention long! All comic fans are invited to have a hands-on look at the leading digital comics platform and all fans that register for comiXology’s newsletter at the booth will have a chance to win a brand new iPad!

But the comiXology booth is only where the celebration begins! Each day from Thursday to Sunday, one of comiXology’s many publishing partners will be giving away one of four limited edition postcards that has a promo code for a free comic or graphic novel! Once all four cards are collected, a larger image is revealed celebrating comiXology’s anniversary!

How do you collect them all? First up on Thursday, Image Comics will be giving away the Fatale #1 promo postcard at their booth (#2729). Then on Friday, IDW Publishing will be giving away the Locke & Key Vol. 1 promo postcard at their booth (#2643). Saturday, the promo postcard giveaway continues as Oni Press hands out the Sixth Gun Vol. 1 promo postcard at their booth (#1833). Last but not least, on Sunday, Archaia will be giving away the Dark Crystal: Creation Myths Vol. 1 promo postcard at their booth (#2635). Each postcard is limited to just 1,000 copies and is available only at these publishers’ booths and only on the days listed above.

Don’t get distracted while you are busy collecting all those postcards and miss a rare chance to meet part of the team behind comiXology! On Thursday July 12th from 4pm to 6pm, all comiXology fans and new users alike are invited to join us for the official “ComiXology Tweetup” at the Hilton Bayfront Odysea Bar where attendees can meet and mingle with the folks behind the award-winning digital comics platform — comiXology co-founders David Steinberger and John D. Roberts as well as team members Matt “Slim” Kolowski, Bronson Lingamfelter, Chip Mosher, Kevin Pearl and Elizabeth Yulianto. As a sincere “thank you” to our fans, one lucky attendee will win an iPad during the Tweetup!

If that’s not enough for you, then make sure you don’t miss any of the six panels that comiXology will be present at, including two comiXology focused panels! Join co-founders David Steinberger and John D. Roberts with Power Play artist Reilly Brown for the “Creating Comics the ComiXology Way” panel on Thursday July 12th at 2pm in Room 11AB to discuss how comiXology is transforming not only how people read comics, but how people create comics. Then on Saturday July 14th in Room 23ABC don’t miss the “ComiXology Open Discussion: Everything Digital” where comiXology co-founders Steinberger and Roberts talk about the first five years of comiXology and field your questions about anything and everything under the digital sun!

You will also find comiXology represented on four additional panels, with comiXology co-founder and CEO David Steinberger participating in the “Comic Book Entrepreneurs” panel on July 13th at 1:30pm in Room 8 and then with comiXology co-founder John D. Roberts joining him on the “Are Digital Comics Expanding the Market?” panel later that day at 6pm in Room 9. ComiXology’s VP of Marketing, PR & Business Development, Chip Mosher, will be moderating two panels — the “Indie Comics Marketing and PR 101” panel in Room 8 on Thursday July 12th at 7pm and also the “Digital Comics Price Fight” panel on Sunday July 15th at 11am.

Comic-Con International 2012 looks to be the biggest Comic-Con for comiXology so far. We can’t wait to see you there!

What: San Diego Comic-Con International ComiXology 5-Year Anniversary and 3-Year App-iversary Celebration

When: July 11th – 15th 2012

Where: The San Diego Convention Center, San Diego CA.

Booth #: 2547

Booth Giveaway: ComiXology fans can register at the comiXology booth (#2547) all during CCI ’12 to win a new iPad. After the show ends, one iPad will be given away at random to one of the registrants.

Party: “ComiXology Tweetup” at the Hilton Bayfront Odysea Bar, 1 Park Boulevard San Diego, California 92101 (next to the convention center) on Thursday July 12th from 4pm to 6pm.

Party Giveaway: During the partyone iPad will be given away at random to one lucky attendee.

Panel Schedule:

Thursday July 12th

2:00pm – 3:00pm — Creating Comics the ComiXology Way— From early experiments like Box 13Valentine, and Power Play to more recent efforts like Marvel’sInfinite Comics, comiXology’s Guided View has ushered in a new era in comic book creation. Join comiXology co-founders David Steinberger and John D. Roberts and Power Play artist Reilly Brown as they show you the ins and outs of creating comics using the Guided View tools and discuss comiXology’s plans for these tools. – Room 11AB

7:00pm – 8:00pm — Indie Comics Marketing and PR 101 — Some of the best and brightest reveal all the secrets of doing marketing and PR for your comics. ComiXology’s marketing and PR maven Chip Mosher is joined by Dark Horse’s Director of PR Jeremy Atkins, Image Comics’ PR and Marketing Director Jennifer de Guzman, IDW Publishing’s VP of Marketing Dirk Wood, Archaia’s Marketing Manager Mel Caylo and comics writer David Gallaher. – Room 8

Friday July 13th

1:30pm – 2:30pm — Comic Book Entrepreneurs — Get a rare look behind the scenes of building successful businesses around the love of comic books. Author and futurist Rob Salkowitz, CEO and co-founder David Steinberger of comiXology, Mike Richardson of Dark Horse Comics, Peter Levin of Nerdist Industries, and comic retailer Joe Field of Flying Colors Comics, founder of Free Comic Book Day and WonderCon. – Room 8

6:00pm – 7:00pm — Are Digital Comics Expanding the Market? — Author and futurist Rob Salkowitz leads a provocative, no-holds-barred discussion with the leaders of the digital comics revolution: comiXology co-founders David Steinberger and John D. Roberts, Dark Horse Publisher Mike Richardson, and IDW Publisher Ted Adams. – Room 9

Saturday July 14th

11:00am – 12:00am — ComiXology Open Discussion: Everything Digital — With over 75 million comics and graphic novels downloaded since its debut, comiXology has revolutionized how people read and buy comic books. Recently hailed by the New York Times as the iTunes of comics, here is your opportunity to discover what is next! Join comiXology cofounders David Steinberger and John D. Roberts for an open discussion on everything digital. All topics are game! Don’t miss out! – Room 23ABC

Sunday July 15th

11:00am – 12:00pm — Digital Comics Price Fight — Join Mark Waid, Scott Kurtz, IDW Publishing’s ePublishing Director Jeff Webber and Top Shelf Productions Director of Digital Chris Ross, for a lively discussion on the price of digital comics. Moderating this fight is comiXology’s Chip Mosher – Room 7AB

About comiXology
Founded in 2007 with the mission of bringing comics to people everywhere, comiXology — in just five short years — has revolutionized the comic book and graphic novel world. From creating the industry leading platform for digital comics to tools and services for brick and mortar retailers, comiXology has lead the charge in exposing new audiences to the rich history and culture of comic books. With the development of the Comics by comiXology digital comics platform — available across iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire and the Web— comiXology provides the easiest way worldwide for people to enjoy comics at just the click of a button! Regularly ranking as the top grossing iPad app in the entire iTunes App Store, Comics by comiXology was recently selected as a preloaded app on Amazon’s Kindle Fire. Providing digital comics across multiple platforms, comiXology will not stop until everyone on the face of the earth has been turned into a comic book fan.

 

Share

Get a Free Digital Copy of The Walking Dead Vol. 1 at WonderCon

Get The Walking Dead Vol. 1 Free
at the
comiXology Booth @WonderCon ’12

 

ComiXology
@WonderCon ’12
Anaheim, California
March 16th-18th
Booth #107

ComiXology and Skybound partner up to give out 5,000 free digital copies of The Walking Dead Vol. 1 
first come, first serve

ComiXology@ WonderCon ’12: Giveaways, Panels, and more!

ComiXology, the world’s largest digital comics platform available on iPhoneiPadAndroidKindle Fire and the Web with over 50 million comic and graphic novel downloads to date, will be exhibiting for the first time this year at WonderCon ’12, at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California from March 16th-18th.  To celebrate their WonderCon ’12 debut they are offering a not-to-be missed giveaway!

The first 5,000 WonderCon ’12 attendees to come by comiXology’s booth (#107) will receive a limited edition promotional postcard imprinted with a unique download code redeemable for The Walking Dead Vol. 1 exclusively on comiXology.comIn partnership with The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman’s Skybound, comiXology is making sure attendees of WonderCon ’12 get a “taste” of the first graphic novel — regularly $8.99 for 140 pages —that the hit The Walking Dead TV show is based on.

In addition to the must-have The Walking Dead Vol. 1 giveaway, comiXology will be providing hands on demonstrations of some new as-of-yet unannounced features on it’s Comics by comiXology digital comics platform at their booth all weekend long.  Attendees will also find comiXology leading the digital comics discussion in a number of different panels during the show.

All WonderCon ’12 attendees are invited to attend the special “ComiXology Open Discussion Panel” where comiXology co-founder and CEO David Steinberger will answer questions from the audience on “Everything Digital” with no topic off limits. The “ComiXology Open Discussion: Everything Digital Panel” will be on Friday, March 16th from 3:30pm- 4:30pm in Room

What: WonderCon 2012
When: March 16th -18th, 2012
Where: The Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim CA
Booth #:  107Giveaway: Limited edition promotional postcard imprinted with a unique download code redeemable for The Walking Dead Vol. 1 exclusively oncomiXology.com.

Panels:

Friday March 16th
3:30pm – 4:30pm – ComiXology Open Discussion: Everything Digital Panel with comiXology’s David Steinberger – Room 203.

Saturday March 17TH 
11:30am – 12:30pm – Digital Comics Price Fight Panel with comiXology’s David Steinberger – Room 208
3:30pm – 4:30pm – Comic Book Entrepreneurs Panel with comiXology’s David Steinberger – Room 211.

Sunday March 18th  
12:30pm – 1:30pm – Indie Comics Marketing and PR 101 with comiXology’s Chip Mosher – Room 208.

 

Share