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February 8, 2009
about DIGITAL COMICS by ~Balak01. The suggester writes: "It's brilliant and really brings comic reading to a new level! With half animated pop ups and expressions, and not to mention how you easily scroll through the pages with your keyboard arrows, makes this a unique experience!"
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this is just me, thinking about digital comic book.

to make this work, you just have to clik on the arrow on the screen.
you can use the arrow keys on your keyboard too, and it's more convenient, but you have to click on the screen first.

i've done this in a few hours so it's really badly drawn, i was just thinking about the new ways of making comics with all the new tools we have.

sorry about my terrible, terrible english.

done with flash.

special thanks to Trudy Cooper and Danny Murphy from Platinum Grit [link] for showing me the right way.

EDIT: Thanks a lot for the positive feedback so far, it means a lot! I'm really, really pleased when i read that it give ideas, or make some people want to try it.
I would like to say that, yes, I've red Scott McCloud books, and yes, they were a great influence for me. I'm not familiar with what he said in detail about digital comics though, some friends just pointed me some things that look very similar in the way of thinking about digital comics.
that's not a surprise, McCloud practically shaped my way of thinking about comics. I liked his digital comics based on "infinite canvas" but somehow wasn't fully satisfied with them, so that's why i came up with this. I don't know if he actually submitted something similar, and any hints would be appreciated.

thanks again!
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Aw, my computer won't let me download this to see it - is there any other way to see it?

You've reached a lot of people with a Flash display. With tablets now everywhere 10 years later, have you been approached about displaying on an open standard? I've been tinkering with a display, prompted by people who acknowledge your influence. And for all the longevity of your open challenge, I'm surprised no one has much to say for where anyone can start to implement your ideas.

I've posted my code as a Github opensource project:

And if you know any HTML, you can see how simple the code is to manage here:

I haven't gotten much feedback for the time I've put in, but here's a sample display with an episode from a team of your fellow Thrillbent creators (I asked):

If you let me know, I can whip up a sample for your About Digital Comics, and you can see for yourself.


Mike Leung

AnticiaJK's avatar
Ohh, this is great and VERY inspiring! It seems so much fun to do things this way! I'll definitely try! *u*
kitkatdreams's avatar
Bryce2015's avatar
This is really great! I would love to see more like this!
mickmulvey's avatar
Impressive work..There's a lesson we can get here.. :)
meluseena's avatar
almost ten years later, still so relevant, and still revolutionary - comics are still 'pagebound'. Only difference is with the rise of iPads, we gotta turn to flash free solutions ;)
liandroroger's avatar
Hi there! Your ideias about digital comics are pretty interesting! (and your sketches are so cool)  I'm from Brazil, I've recently been studying digital comics too - actually, that's the subject of my master's degree dissertation. I suppose, when it comes to digital media, comics start to get hybrid with other formats, so maybe they're not totally unallowed to incorporate movement and sound. I take for instance the work of Sutu ("NAWLZ", "These memories won't last"... at least for me, these are top notch comics) But the "digital gimmick" you talk about is surely a risk, and the boundaries between comics and animation or games can become blurry, so I wonder what is the measure for it? How to use animation and sound in webcomics without ruining its language, its "essence" of comics? (if at all possible) Well, that has been my research problem... There's very little attention to digital comics in academic circles, so it always feels great to exchange some thoughts with other people who are seriously think about all this. If you're still interested in sharing some more ideias, please e-mail me: :D
LeLazard's avatar
And thus, a manifesto is born :D
great job!!!...txs!!...big lesson!!
NanquimBarato's avatar
Just amazing and very inspiring!
N647's avatar
I really agree with the part about not using those absurd effects they put so much in some digital comics, as mentioned thep oint is create time torugh the panels, and taking that away with fade out or animations gets i nthe way, it always been a turn off to me.

Still, I dont think is that fundamentally different from paper, is jsut that the "paper" does not need to be of a regular size allowing more fexibility, but the screen cosntrain must be taken into account too.
This is Brilliant! love it
I was completely sucked into this!  Seriously. So well done and informative.  I am currently searching for a team to make my novels into a GRAPHIC NOVELS. Now I'm thinking that the graphic novels really should be digital like this. Thank you for the inspiration!!! Love 
If you *HINT HINT* or anyone here wants to work on a graphic novel adaptation - contact me.
kancutboy's avatar
two thumbs up yoooo...
oliviermdb44's avatar
Very good idea ! 
P0ETESS's avatar
This is brilliant!
air482's avatar
I have to try this :)
I added this to my favorites already...
I wish I could do it a second time..
CaptainSmog's avatar
Très beau sens du découpage, de la dynamique et réflexion intelligente en prime! Que demande le peuple?
I thoroughly enjoyed.
davidbarcomb's avatar
Brilliant work. Thank you
daemonstar's avatar
that was awesome!
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