Tuesday, December 18, 2012

CE Alum Tim Shields Launches "Comic Rocket Mobile" Campaign on Indiegogo

Comics Experience alum and Creators Workshop member Tim Shields has launched an Indiegogo campaign supporting the launch of a free iPad/iPhone version of his popular webcomics reader Comic Rocket.

Comic Rocket aims to be the ultimate list of comics and serial material on the Web. The site creates a seamless reading experience with webcomic navigation tools, and helps you find new comics with their recommendation system. Comic Rocket lists over 10,000 comics, and new comics are added daily.

They are now looking to create a free mobile application, and the crowd-funding will allow Comic Rocket to hire a mobile developer.

The Comic Rocket iOS app will provide a comics reading experience optimized for iPads and iPhones. It will include all the great features of the current website, like a personal comics reading list and the ability to follow your friends' comic discoveries.

The iOS app will also provide new features like comic update notifications and a user interface streamlined for tablets and phones with swipe and more!

As incentives for your pledge, Comic Rocket is offering digipacks of wallpapers, pin-ups, and other digital art.

For creative types, there are even downloads of popular software from Smith Micro like Anime Studio, Manga Studio, and Poser!

Plus, you can also pledge to receive a one-month membership in our own Comics Experience Creators Workshop.

The Indiegogo campaign has already garnered more than 50 backers toward its overall $5,000 goal.

With about a week left, there's still time to jump on this Indiegogo campaign!

Or check out the video right here:

Best of luck to Tim and Comic Rocket with the campaign!

If you want to make comics, write, draw, letter, and color comics, or improve as a comics creator, you'll find like-minded friends and colleagues in our online workshops and courses. We hope to see you there!

Posted by Rob Anderson
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