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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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Given 2009-02-08
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!" ( Suggested by ElMafia and Featured by Majnouna )
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nickshakespeare Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
Brilliant! Absolutely Brilliant. Well said, our imaginations are the limit! Jeeze, I haven't heard of this until now, this changes things! I've got WORK to do!!
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sad-angel Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
EPIC!
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Overlord-Of-Evil Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012
So to the point of the matter, I'm linking to it on my Twitter feeed. Thank you for this!
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zealfie27 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012
man, this was awesome! the idea is astonishing! you are very good!, indeed!
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bokekman Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012
This is awesome, dude ! TFYI !
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Neiriberto Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012   Writer
you're a genius!
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Znheb Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Good experiment. I think you're right when you say that user timing is the most valuable aspect in a digital comic. What do you think of user scrollable landscape scenes? Or background (and not invasive) sound loops?
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Balak01 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Professional Filmographer
not sure about what you mean by user scrollabe landscape scene; if it means that the user cans scroll (drag) in the landscape to view it as he pleases, i don't think that's a good thing. But if you mean that when the user clicks, the panel with the landscape slides, to reveal or change or point of view (in short, if it supports the storytelling in a way another option couldnt convey as good as this), it is absolutly doable, with some things you have to be careful about:
-never make a "pan" or "slide" too slow where the reader have to wait fot the end of it. as soon as you seem to take away the reader's control over the reading pace, you are not doing it right. each move, fx, or even animation have to be felt by the reader as if HE did it. just like throwing a puch in a video game. not like starting a cut scene you have to wait for the end of it.

about the sound, it's a whole monster on his own. some people did nice things with it, but most make it invasive. plus i like the fact that the reading experience is a silent one.
for exemple, don't you just hate it when you go on a website and the music pops out of nowhere, without you asking? it was a fashionable thing to do at the very begining of the internet, and and irritating one. lately on tumblr, some teenagers seem to think this is awesome. just like before, it is NOT! it is Annoying as HELL! well to me this is more or less the same with digital comics.
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Znheb Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi,
by "user scrollable landscape" I mean the second option you described: when the user activates the "next slide" action the main scene slides to a different point of view (eg: starting scene = monument valley, no characters shown => user click => the scene slides on the right up to a cliff where a small character is watching the rocks). Yes, the scroll speed is very important and *must* be fast.

Sound is a big issue... A well done soundtrack could work in "slow" scenes, but you're right: I always forget that it could be abused...

Thanks!
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sinakazemian Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012
how do you keep the file so small, i made one and it's like 16 mb.
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Balak01 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Professional Filmographer
did you draw into flash? if you used photoshop or scanned drawings (bitmaps) and not vector drawings that's normal.
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sinakazemian Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012
yeah i drew it in photoshop, thanks for the reply and keep making cool comics!
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Germania9 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012
Oh my stars & garters!!

Joe Quesada is inspired by YOU!!

Read the article!
[link]
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THEjesusmarquez Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Professional Artist
Congratulations! you changed the way Marvel does Digital Comics!! [link]

Great stuff man!!!
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Lomeloke Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
fuck the terrible english :p this is awesome and i totally support this new form of story-telling and i hope to get some comics myself for my nook and for my wife's ipad
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jimishakespeare Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012
Awesome to the MAX!
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BouncieD Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012
word!
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RickRackRock Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012
Lol le p'tit "Mais" "...on s'en fout, non ?" :p
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PatternSeeker86 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
well worth it! Thanks for provoking thought.
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Latharion Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Student General Artist
omg, this is fantastic!!! :D
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Based-Rat Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
This is the best damn thing i've read in years
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snowychi Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
kool
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Adikted2comix Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012
brilliance
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Raidell Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so awesome! Just plain awesome! It's amazing how such a simple change in format can make something as common as comic art seem completely new!
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Skull-the-Kid Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012
Very interesting, inspiring and funny.
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angelycong Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Student Artist
:wow:

great job...!!

how you do this?? :wow:


:community:
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:iconzsos:
zsos Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012
brilliant!
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kirk-mccosker Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
really insightful.
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shangprotum Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
Amazing! Can't wait to try something like this :D
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DSketchyT Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011  Professional
Brilliant! Finally: Now this is what digital comics should be like!
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pedruben Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Be draw by a 5 year old... Better that I draw.

Cool concept. The way you can just press the right really fast the second tie makes it feel like a movie.
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firepunk626 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is so bloody brilliant!!!! Awesome work!!!!
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leinilyu Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011
thanks for this, bro. brilliant
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ePu3 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011
this is extremly good:)
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day-traders Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I really like your post hope to read more from you.

Regard,

Epoyjun
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hyperblast123 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011
Could you expand your 'twilight spoof' into a full series?
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Mthan Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011
I think this is the future of all comics and mangas. Actually I'm surprised how the publishers not yet started this on their webpages by online subscriptions. That's great!
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who-is-DA Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Student General Artist
so cool!!
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MrTechno987 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011
this is really nice
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Fayari Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011
This is probably the greatest contribution to art deviantart has ever offered to the world.

Now solve the problem of SELLING comics on the Internet. Can't exactly sell comics much if people just download your content if you make it available for download, and give it up just as easily if they find out they actually have to pay to read it online...
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Robynthehobbin Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011
So awesome! and you have a good point... you should pitch your idea to dark horse([link]). The way they present online comics is really quite 'same old, same old' and it feels artificial when you move around on the page, like you can't see what you want or your missing a detail. Well, anyway I think your presentation was very dynamic and you had some super points
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Ultraviolet-Oasis Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011
It would be better if you said nothing about your ability in using English. You communicate just fine and it actually added to the comic; it gave it character. Most people in the United States get along with just (American) English and miss out entirely on how their world can be greatly expanded through knowledge of another language. Italian is my second language but I would be too scared to publish anything extensive in Italian. I know that I couldn't do it justice. Meanwhile, here you are, discussing concepts and you make perfectly good sense. There is simply no need for you to apologize about your ability in using English. If anyone were ever to say something negative about your English, they would be demonstrating a weakness on their part, not yours. Keep up the good work.
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figlesiase Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011   Digital Artist
Oh god this is cool.
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Tomolan Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011
It was nicely implemented and a good overview.
Brilliant!
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Dawnsknight Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
you rock.
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Kel-art Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Awesome work.
Love it
an amazing ideia, full of creativity
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WonkyJosh Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
HAHAHA that was immense!!! i didn't realise at the time but i was also fitting it to a track i was listening to, got to the last slide just as the band hit the last chord. It was epic :) great idea, very well done!
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otas32 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Professional General Artist
Inspiring. The best things are those you fail to notice right in front of your face, until someone else mentions them, and then you think: "hey! why didn't I think of that before??..."
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MrGorzitza Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow..
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HolyNiwa Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Student General Artist
You've inspired me to try a comic like this :D but how u control the different frames without putting em in a gif? Oo
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