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NOVI MAGAZINE ANNOUNCES NEW PLATFORM FOR COMICS ON SMARTPHONE DEVICES.
Our publication, NOVI MAGAZINE, currently features comics interviews and articles. Our final form will be a monthly comics anthology magazine for Android and OS X smartphone devices.
While companies like ComiXology or Graphic.ly adapt comics pages to the phone screen’s resolution, we want to forge an original, highly-customizable comics format specifically for phones. Our publication will experiment with gifs and layouts to provide a unique comics experience. Webcomics revolutionized sequential art in the late 90s and early 2000s. We want to bring the same level of innovation to comics through cellular devices.
The NOVI app is currently in development. We are slated to have a working demo to be ready by New York Comicon in October. As we are an Austin-based company, we plan on exhibiting the final product by November of 2012 for Austin Wizard World Comicon.
NOVI is committed to making comics ethically and responsibly. We want to utilize the advantages that phones offer advertisers and channel that revenue into paying interesting artists fairly for their work. Phones are becoming a platform for advertising that will soon eclipse television ads in value and viewership.
Smartphones are becoming a ubiquitous, essential item for most people. We at Novi are guessing that more people will read awesome comics if they are easy to access and an excellent value for their time.
To that end, NOVI Magazine will host a “curated pop-up shop” at Staple! filled with minis, issues, books and prints from creators we’re hoping to work with when Novi assumes its final form. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite up-and coming artists to ship in some items we’ll be selling at the 2012 STAPLE! Expo. Our featured artists are:
Jane Mai [Brooklyn, NY] @janemai_
KC Green [Easthampton, MA] @kcgbooks
Kris Mukai [Brooklyn, NY]@krismukai
Roman Muradov [San Francisco, CA] @bluebed
Mickey Zacchilli [Providence, RI] @spideretc
Kevin Czapiewski [Cleveland, OH] @kevinczap
Brandon B [Vermillion, OH] @a_tragic_gyro
Adam Smith/Matt Fox [Little Rock, AR] @wetblackghost
NOVI MAGAZINE is a publication of comics and words about comics. NOVI is based in Austin, TX.
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