Electricomics launched on September 2nd, with Electricomics 1.0 released in the iOS app store https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/electricomics/id1025920561?mt=8

on the 3rd, we were in WIRED http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2015-09/03/electricomics-out-now-alan-moore-leah-moore

on the 4th, we were in The Guardian: http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/sep/04/electricomics-comic-book-tech-revolution-begins

on the 7th we were up on BleedingCool: http://www.bleedingcool.com/2015/09/07/alan-moore-endorses-different-types-of-storytelling-over-enhancement-in-electricomics/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

and also on TheAwesomeComicsPodcast :http://awesomecomics.podbean.com/e/episode-10-leah-moore-and-electricomics/

and Dave Crane was hopeful: http://davecrane.blogspot.co.uk/2015/09/electricomics-101.html

on the 8th Tim West at Comicsy got stuck in…

screenshot-hootsuite com 2015-09-28 13-49-42On the 9th Leah and Dan flew to Mexico City and took part in the incredible Pixelatl Festival which was inspiring, and further proved there is a great big pile of creators wanting to create and publish digital comics. Also flamingos and Mescal. yup. http://www.pixelatl.com/

Then on the 11th, while Dan and Leah gave their Masterclass in making Electricomics way down in Cuarnavaca, the guys at Ocasta released the Source code over on Github: https://github.com/electricomics

screenshot-github com 2015-09-16 10-26-24

this meant the crossover community that likes tech and comics and the commingling of such things could begin to pull our code apart and see what makes us tick.

we also had the first look at Daniel’s story Grandfather’s Hammer

File 23-09-2015 11 31 00to read it in the app, just paste this URL into the box on the download page:

https://github.com/electricomics/electricomic-hammer/releases/download/hammer-0.9/hammer.elcx

So on the 14th, it was Alan Moore talking to Bleeding Cool : http://www.bleedingcool.com/2015/09/14/alan-moore-gives-us-a-tour-of-big-nemo-the-digital-world-of-electricomics

then it was Leah back on WIRED: http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2015-09/14/electricomics-interview-leah-moore

then people found joy in unexpected places:

screenshot-hootsuite com 2015-09-28 14-23-26Then on September 16th the Electricomics Generator went live:

screenshot-hootsuite com 2015-09-28 14-25-06and on the 21st  we had our first Electricomic! ‘Mirror Mirror’ made by Tim West:

http://backfromthedepths.co.uk/MirrorMirror.elcxproject.elcx

And he also kindly did a ‘How To…’ for anybody not sure of the tech: http://dangergeekuk.blogspot.co.uk/2015/09/how-to-make-electricomic.html

and then on the 22nd a second one on how to make a comic: http://dangergeekuk.blogspot.co.uk/2015/09/how-to-make-electricomic-part-2.html

On September 26th we had another excellent Electricomic from Lars Schwed Nygard and Torgeir Trapnes

http://www.larsschwednygard.com/wp-content/uploads/birds_of_twilight_park.elcxproject.elcx

and that brings us almost up to now. I can’t believe so much has happened in our first month. it has flown so fast.

If you have made an Electricomic, please please tweet it @electricomics so we can share it, and if you have any questions dont be shy to ask them, we are all working this out as we go along! No such thing as a silly question.

If you would like to interview any of the team, including the artists, the developers, the research team, or anybody else, please get in touch either via our contact page, or social media and we will set it up.

So that was September, what about October?

October 7th, we will be at Making Digital Work a Nesta event which shows off some of the Projects the Digital R&D Fund for the Arts has helped get off the ground. We will be demonstrating the app, the Generator, the comics people have made, and talking all things Electricomics.

Then on October 10th/11th Leah will be at Caption in Coventry

https://captionfestival.wordpress.com/2015/09/23/guests-moore-and-reppion/

Unfortunately John will not be able to make it, as he will be looking after the heap of children they have.

Then on October 14th it is our Electricomics Digital Comics Symposium at  the University of Hertfordshire in Hatfield: http://electricomics.net/2015/09/electric-symp/

Everyone is invited, but tickets are now almost gone, so grab the last few while you can. The day is going to be a real one-off chance to have that many digital comics brains in the same place, so if you can make it, please do!

After that, the diary becomes a bit clearer until November 14th and 15th which is Thought Bubble 2015!

The Electricomics crew will of course be attending and demonstrating Electricomics from table 22 in New Dock Hall. Come and find us and talk about digital comics! 🙂

 

See you soon!

-Leah