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Madefire Debuts New Episodes for iPhone at NY Comic Con

David Gillette 10/11/2012 News, Reviews

Madefire debuts new episodes for Mono by Ben Wolstenholme and Captain Stone is Missing… by Liam Sharp for their iPhone app at New York Comic Con today. The Oakland company founded by Liam Sharp, Ben Wolstenholme, and Eugene Walden specializes in digital comics made using their revolutionary motion book tool for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch. Madefire iPhone App

To add to the excitement Madefire also announced they are partnering with writer Steve Niles (30 Days of Night), Mark Texeira (Wolverine), Neil Googe (WildCats), Denys Cowan (Batman), and Ben Templesmith (30 Days of Night, Choker) for more content coming out this fall.

Still haven’t had your fill? You can meet with Madefire story creator and comic legend Dave Gibbons tonight at the Apple store in Soho where Madefire will be hosting “The Future of Storytelling” event for their new iPhone app.

Madefire Comes in Hot at New York Comic-Con–New iPhone App, New Content

Media and technology company and Dave Gibbons bring the most innovative reading experience to NYCC; top creators release new content and host signing events

COMIC-CON, NEW YORK – October 11, 2012—Madefire
, creator of the free 5-star rated Madefire app for iPad and iPhone is coming in hot at New York Comic-Con (NYCC), the East Coast’s biggest popular culture convention and second largest in the country. The media and technology start-up is fresh off its September 27 launch of the new Madefire app for iPhone, which is optimized for iPhone 5 and iOS 6 (also available on iPhone 4, 4S, 3GS, and 3rd and 4th generation iPod touch). Poised to continue delivering the most innovative and exciting reading experience, Madefire will treat graphic novel fans to the release of two original, all new episodes during NYCC: “Captain Stone is Missing…, Episode 2,” by Liam Sharp, and “MONO, Episode 2,” by Ben Wolstenholme.

The Madefire booth (#864) will feature signings with Madefire creators, including Dave Gibbons
(co-creator of Watchmen, and creator of the exclusive Madefire title Treatment), Bill Sienkiewicz, Andy Lanning, Liam Sharp, and Ben Wolstenholme, and demonstrations of the Madefire apps for iPad and iPhone. Madefire will also make a number of special appearances at events that coincide with NYCC. The complete details for all Madefire and Dave Gibbons events and signings are available at Madefire.

“Right now the digital comics space is a bit like the Wild West,” says Dave Gibbons. “That pioneering spirit and sense of excitement is what Madefire is bringing to the reading experience—and to New York Comic-Con.”

Madefire’s unique immersive Motion Books format has blazed a new trail at the intersection of technology and publishing, and has much to celebrate at New York Comic-Con. In the past three months alone, the company has released nine original, all new titles by some of the industry’s most renowned creators, as well as up-and-coming talent; recruited a new Editorial Director, Ben Abernathy from D.C. Digital; and launched the Madefire app for iPhone and iPod touch. In the week since launching its app for iPhone, Madefire has been featured in the Apple App Store’s “New & Noteworthy” and “What’s Hot” Books sections for the U.S. and U.K, and ranks among the top free iPhone apps.

In addition to demonstrating its apps for iPad and iPhone at the Madefire booth (#864) throughout NYCC (October 11-14 at the Jacob Javits Center), the company will also make a number of special appearances at events that coincide with New York Comic-Con including:


  • “ComicsThe New Medium” at the iCv2 Conference on Comics and Digital (Jacob Javits Center) Wednesday, October 10 at 3pm.  Dave Gibbons will represent Madefire on the expert panel.
  • Apple SoHo retail store on Thursday, October 11 at 6pm. Dave Gibbons and Madefire will present “The Future of Storytelling.” Free to the public.

Want a glimpse into comic book’s future? Watch the demo clip below.


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Unofficially a I'm a musicologist, journalist, and comic book/prose writer. Officially, a teacher and father of three. I also have a big nose. When I'm not teaching or writing for Comic Booked, I'm writing my new series The Ghost Notes. +David Gillette

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