The Generator

What is the Generator?

  • The Generator allows you to make your own Electricomic and read it in the app.
  • You can then share them, and collect those made by other people.

People are discussing the code, and ways to improve it on Twitter, just follow @electricomics or search #makingelectricomics to join in the conversation. The Creator Tool code is Open Source under a General Public License, so if you code, and want to help grow Electricomics , we would love to hear from you

First Steps

Download the Generator form here. Once the Generator is installed, you can begin adding art to your pages.

  • Add steps using the green button at the bottom, add art to these steps as you like.
  • The steps will be navigated in order by tapping the right of the screen.
  • Each step can be a whole page, or a single panel.
  • Pre-existing pages of comics can be easily packaged for reading in the app.
  • Add different elements, background, foreground, titles, lettering and order them as layers using the z axis.
  • When your comic is complete generate the .elcx file
  • Host it somewhere on the web, your own web storage, or the public folder of a Dropbox account, or similar.
  • Share the link however you like, but let people know they must install the Electricomics app to read it.

There are more details at https://github.com/electricomics/generator

External References

Tim West at Comicsy has very kindly been posting some How-To’s he made over on Dangergeekuk.blogspot.co.uk.

Read the first on how to install the Generator here:  How to make an Electricomic Part One.

Read the second on how to create an Electricomic here: How to make an Electricomic Part Two.

He has also produced an Electricomic:

Copy the URL and paste it into the box on the download screen of the App to read it.2. Dave Crane has blogged his first thoughts here: http://davecrane.blogspot.co.uk