Last week Clickwheel had a relaunch and a website revamp. A big part of the new design is "the dashboard" which does seem to make it easier to read and create comics. It also looks like they’ve incorporated the comics-creation site ComicBrush into Clickwheel. I am charging up my iPod and I hope to look around the site more this week and maybe offer more detailed thoughts but for now it looks pretty slick.
The press release follows after the jump:
Clickwheel.net, the world’s leading digital comic provider has had a revamp. Now, if you’re after comics for your iPhone or just to read on your PC at lunchtime, with just a simple press of a button and you can enjoy comics anytime, anyplace.
Clickwheel has enjoyed unprecedented success since launch with its bleed of exclusive and unique content, from Joe Loves Crappy Movies to the latest (and vastly archived) issues of the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic – 2000 AD and has continued to pioneer the way millions of comics fans can enjoy their favourite comics on the Apple iPhone.
Will Simons, Creative Director of Clickwheel said, “The Clickwheel site and service is continually being looked at and updated so we can provide the best service possible to our customers. The hits to the site have gone up by 700% since last year and to deal with this increased traffic, certain changes have been made. For example, we’ve made the process of accessing content smoother and quicker,
explained the main differences between an iComic and a PDF for first time customers and have provided an environment where everyone can access and enjoy comics of all types quicker than ever Clickwheel is fast becoming the premium distribution platform for other comicbook publishers such as Image Comics, Moonstone, Lone Star Press, Wickerman Studios and a growing number of independent comics spanning many genre’s making the site a ‘one-stop-shop’ for all your digital And to add to this growing content, a brand new, digital only 2000 AD comicbook called ‘2000 AD Origins’ and a new series of the best-selling Judge Dredd ‘Metro’ comicstrips will be available for the very first time in the US. These strips are free and dedicated to the Apple iPhone.
Will concludes, ‘Clickwheel was the first to bring a dedicated comic reader for iPhone to the iTunes App store, we’re the first to bring comics solely for iPhone and the first to bring a comic as a weekly download with 2000 AD, and we’re not stopping there. 2009 will see a raft of new comics, apps and more pioneering work from Clickwheel – get ready to be excited!’