Motion comics – poll

13 06 2010

I’m trying to guage people’s reactions to the emerging medium of the motion comic for my PhD research. If you have a minute or so to spare, or you know of someone who has an opinion on motion comics, please feel free to fill in the poll below. I hope to include more polls in the future to determine what people think about the artwork, adaption processes, animation styles and other such topics within the contemporary motion comic scene. Many thanks for your time, Craig.

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The Boy with Nails for Eyes – Bobby

13 06 2010

Chapter 1 - BobbyShaun Gardiner has just released the latest chapter of his online comic book tale “The Boy with Nails for Eyes”. This chapter features the character “Bobby” as he “pursues a quest to the knotted heart of the world he lives in, and encounters the shadows that lurk there.” The enigmatic storytelling compliments Shaun’s mixed media illustration style, which is both painterly and imaginative in terms of subject matter and panel layouts.

Shaun has provided both a flash-based ‘full-version’ replete with animation and sound, as well as a ‘lo-fi’ version, which is similar to reading a static comic book. Shaun has also tweaked the navigation, which now features simple rollover areas to the left and right of each screen.