Gotham Motion Comic

1 02 2016

Motion comics have often been used as part of transmedia campaigns. Titles such as Dexter, Mad Max, and even videogames such as Command and Conquer, have all utilised motion comics as part of their promotional material. As viewers wait for the next series of Gotham to air (February 29th), viewers can get a preview of things to come with a series of short motion comics. The first episode ‘Penguin gets a chilly welcome’ can be viewed on the IGN website.

From the IGN website:

While Gotham is taking a midseason break, that doesn’t mean there aren’t new stories to tell before the show returns on February 29th. FOX, Warner Bros. TV and DC Entertainment have partnered for an original tale, told as a five-part motion comic, called Gotham Stories, which bridges the first and second halves of the season.

Introducing ‘Hilbert’s Place’

31 01 2016

I’ve begun work on a short comic book narrative that aims to explore possibilities with transmedia storytelling. The main protagonist (Hilbert), is someone who has been transformed into a being with incredible cosmic powers (and yes I was, and still am a huge fan of Jack Kirby!). I’ve created some initial sketches and ideas for a short-form comic book story. There is also a Twitter feed that features some of Hilbert’s thoughts and stories @hilbertsplace. I hope you enjoy the development of the story and please feel free to follow the feed and ‘converse’ with Hilbert! The comic will be coming out soon on various platforms.


Metawhal Alpha: Motion Book « Madefire

14 11 2015

Metawhal Alpha image

Madefire motion books continue to delight and surprise, and the latest creation of Liam Sharp ‘Metawhal Alpha’, combines his Lovecraftian-inspired horror narrative, with David Lupton’s dark and horrific artwork. The motion book also highlights the impact of sound within motion books, and it’s effectiveness within the context of the horror genre is particularly unsettling.

Quote from the website:

Kevin Milner has a rotting corpse in his mill. A BIG corpse. How and why it is there he cannot possibly guess. And it keeps disappearing and returning with great chunks taken out of it. A Lovecraftian tale of urban horror, this illustrated short story will keep you guessing all the way to its terrifying conclusion!

Source: Metawhal Alpha: Motion Book « Madefire

The rise of ‘Motion Books’

9 11 2015

The past couple of years have largely been a transition from someone battling through the challenges of working on a PhD, to moving country and becoming a full time lecturer in Canterbury Christ Church university in Kent. As a result, this blog has taken a back seat, as my duties as a lecturer, researcher, designer and website developer have taken their toll. However, my research continues, and I hope to return to this blog on a more regular basis very soon. The focus may change slightly to reflect more broadly upon the digital comic book field in general, but my interest in motion comics and Madefire’s motion books will no doubt feature in several posts.

Job: Animator, Kona Joe Island/Dusky Projects.

22 01 2014

Great opportunity for motion comic animators!

We are currently seeking an animator to join our team for pre-production work. At the moment, we are in need of some light touch ups on pre-existing material and can offer copy/credit. However, we are interested in expanding our team as the project grows. Responsibilities will include: inking, outlining, shading, color and prepping for animation.


To view the series please go to:
Please contact, attn-animator

Job: Animator, Kona Joe Island/Dusky Projects. NYC/Philadelphia film tv.

Free Webinar – MotionArtist 1.2

21 01 2014

Head over to for a free webinar on their motion comic production software ‘MotionArtist’. Free Webinar – MotionArtist 1.2 New Features Overview and Introduction to MotionArtistTV.

Free Webinar – MotionArtist 1.2 New Features Overview and Introduction to MotionArtistTV.

Drone of the Dawn – YouTube

16 11 2013

C&Q Bowman Productions have released their latest motion comic Drone of the Dawn.

In this era of media and governmental disinformation, and general cultural malaise, do we have time to withstand a systematic juggernaut assault against our freedoms? Is there anything we can do?


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