Madefire has just created a new Motion Book Tool to bring sequential art to life, and digital art nexus DeviantArt just joined in. The New Madefire browser app will now allow artists to create full motion digital comics.
DeviantArt remains one of the largest digital artist communities, with 26 million registered users and 150,000 daily submissions. Just about everyone in the game art, comic, 2d, and 3d field has used this site at one point or another. Artists who want to take advantage of the new motion tools can apply on the website for it and the first round of 20 comics are LIVE now!
Content creators will be able to sell their books both through DeviantArt’s own premium content platform and Madefire’s existing iOS apps and Flash based internet website. The revenue share program is poised to give the creators 20% of everything sold through all the various platforms.
It remains to be seen if this self-published service can compete with other services on the market, such as Comixology Submit. Still, 1,200 artists belong to the group and it only went live a few weeks ago. If anything, it could be used to connect up writers and artists to gain experience making comics, if they are looking to ultimately pursue careers in the field.
Michael Kozlowski has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past twelve years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times. He Lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.