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Offline UnforgivingMuse

Mirabilis the year of wonders has begun.
« on: March 09, 2011, 08:51:47 PM »

I've been itching to tell people about a graphic novel series called Mirabilis, not least because I know the creators Leo Hartas and Dave Morris, but also because they are doing something pretty exciting in terms of publishing right now. It's a sort of steampunkish/fantasy feel which has odd resonances of some of Conan Doyle's more obscure stories.

As of January they have put an app up on the apple istore that allows you to download the first book for free, a sort of lost leader, readers can then go on to purchase the other volumes if you liked it, directly through the app. The clever thing about this model is that they can just keep adding new books to the list.
That app hit the top ten downloads for six weeks running, and remains in the top hundred. That is quite something given that there are over a million apps available.It's available for other platforms as well as print, I think they have pretty much covered all bases.

Another thing that I found exciting was that as a digitally created comic, ie drawn and coloured entirely on a computer (and Leo Hartas's work is simply brilliant), when it is displayed on an ipad screen it actually looks better than print.
I'm hoping to see this sort of format happen for more and more graphic novels and comics, it makes so much sense. It also suits the e-reader platform better than the long form novel in a way.

http://www.mirabilis-yearofwonders.com/
« Last Edit: March 09, 2011, 08:54:27 PM by UnforgivingMuse »

Offline Sanna

Re: Mirabilis the year of wonders has begun.
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2011, 03:52:57 PM »
It's available on graphic.ly as well. I have that on iPhone.
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Offline Sanna

Re: Mirabilis the year of wonders has begun.
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2011, 06:22:26 PM »
I should clarify, I like it too. The story is intriguing (I've only read the first issue) and it is pretty. I think it's well drawn, but I don't really know about such things.
I like the witch in the bottle, and Estelle. All girls should have a telescope and need to make invisible astronomy notes in their father's best whiskey.
Blog --> Short stories based in Tefr RPG. See the Work to be critiqued section for samples.