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Clickwheel On iTunes

Clickwheel, the iPod comics company, has set up shop on iTunes.

"This is an important move for Clickwheel and our artists," says Will Simons, Clickwheel’s founder.  "It holds enormous possibilities and could, we believe, prove a defining moment in the history of this company."

Clickwheel’s first features on iTunes are the movie-themed gag strip Joe Loves Crappy Movies by Joseph Dunn, the punning gag strip Silent Kimbly by Ryan Sias, the fantasy sitcom Sebo by Jamie Robertson, Colin White’s autobiographical, politically charged Colin White Comix and Joe Alterio’s youth-and-quest story Fading Fast.

The current setup of iTunes allows the transfer of mpeg files in the m4v format, a format traditionally assigned to movies and animation, not comics. Since most of the features on Clickwheel are rooted in the art of the still frame and speech balloon, Clickwheel has developed a house style of limited animation that preserves much of the look and feel of comics artwork... very close to what storyboard artists and advertisers call "animatics." "The name 'Clickwheel Animatics' communicates what we're about," says Simons. "Our cartoonists can venture into full animation-- of course!-- but the vast majority of them are more interested in this kind of work, which shows its roots."

"This move redefines the meaning of the term 'comics market,'" says T Campbell, Clickwheel's commissioning editor. "I'm hoping iTunes becomes another channel through which comics pours its energies, another river from which new readers can drink."

Thanks

Xaviar Xerexes's picture

Thanks for the link updates - I added them to the story.

 

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Xaviar Xerexes 

I am a Modern Major Generality.

I run this place! Tip the piano player on the way out.

The release went out before

The release went out before we got confirmed phobos.apple.com addresses for JLCM and Colin White Comix. We thought we might have to wait days to get that information: turns out we got it a few minutes after sending out the release.

No link-love for Joe Loves

Tom Brazelton's picture

No link-love for Joe Loves Crappy Movies!

People, you need to know!

http://www.digitalpimponline.com/strips.php?title=movie

Check it out. Joe puts together a GREAT comic!

Theater Hopper -::- Comics about movies every Monday, Wednesday and Friday -::- http://www.theaterhopper.com

Theater Hopper -::- Comics about movies every Monday, Wednesday and Friday -::- http://www.theaterhopper.com

How odd

Xaviar Xerexes's picture

I just pasted that in from a Clickwheel press release - I wonder why they didn't link up JLCM in it?  Anyhow I fixed our story here - thanks!

 

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Xaviar Xerexes 

I am a Modern Major Generality.

I run this place! Tip the piano player on the way out.