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May 30, 2014

Go, Read: Electricomics Launch Press Release

One thing you should do before the week is out if you're interested in comics from just about any perspective except maybe "editorial cartooning and only editorial cartooning" is check out the PR for the Alan Moore-related digital comics app Electricomics. One of the most exciting things about digital comics is that the models haven't calcified. So any talented comics makers, be they homegrown from digital culture or esteemed practitioners from various print-related industries, would seem to me more than welcome to figure out a model that works for them and then potentially others. Forecasting if any specific enterprise including this one will be successful seems to me a much more dubious activity, although it's sort of akin to endorsing armageddon scenarios in that you really only have to be right the one time.

This one is also worth noting because of the content and creators involved. The release announces four projects --

* Big Nemo, which involves Alan Moore working with Winsor McCay's character
* Cabaret Amygdala, a horror title that involves the writer Peter Hogan
* Red Horse, with the super-promising creative partnership of Garth Ennis and Peter Snejberg
* Sway, science fiction from Leah Moore and John Reppion

-- all of which sound at least potentially interesting, and not just because of the formal exploration promised in the PR.

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