Comicker Digital Launches App
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Comics Publisher Comicker Digital Launches App With The Horizon Factory
Start-up’s app-authoring engine will provide the underlying technology platform for the groundbreaking digital-first creator-owned publisher.
December 10th, 2015 (Los Angeles, CA/Austin, MN) – Comicker LLC today launches their eagerly anticipated Comicker Digital iOS app, powered by The Horizon Factory, bringing the comic book publisher’s diverse line-up of creator-owned series to smartphones and tablets. The free app gives users access to the initial chapters of all current and future series. A low monthly subscription of only $2.99 – less than the average price of a comic book – unlocks weekly updates of subsequent chapters and exclusive special features before they’re available anywhere else.
“Launching the app with our seventh original series, The Lion and the Roc by Kathleen Kralowec, shows readers how much variety we have to offer as a publisher,” Sean E. Williams, Comicker LLC co-founder, said. “From Kristin Kemper’s animation background put to use in Sylvania to Thomas Boatwright’s sketchy style in Some Kind of Blue Moon, Kathleen’s watercolors continue the trend of each new series being unlike any Comicker Digital series before. And needless to say, our upcoming creator-owned comics will stretch the visual and storytelling horizons even further, which we credit to our diverse lineup of creators and content (half of the Comicker Digital series are led by women or persons of color, and a majority have non-white or non-male protagonists).”
“The Comicker Digital app gives creators the same flexible schedule as the web, but allows for a more coherent way to tell their stories by grouping pages together as chapters, instead of releasing them one page at a time,” Saori Adams, co-founder of Comicker LLC, added. “For readers, this will be a much more enjoyable experience and fixes one of the main issues I have always had with web comics.”
“We’re tremendously excited to be working with Comicker Digital as one of our premiere beta clients,” said The Horizon Factory CEO Barrett Garese. “I’ve been a big fan of Sean’s work for a number of years, and we jumped at the opportunity to help Comicker achieve their goal of a custom, ad-free, subscription-based app that showcases their content in a beautiful way. It’s a wonderful opportunity to demonstrate how The Horizon Factory lets creators expand their business and creative offerings to include monetizing their own custom applications.”
PRICING AND AVAILABILITY
Comicker Digital is available in the iOS application marketplace at https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/comicker-digital/id1050345819 for a free download featuring the initial chapters and extra features of all seven current Comicker Digital series. All subsequent content is available for a subscription of $2.99 per month thereafter, with new chapters being released weekly and new series being added regularly.
ABOUT THE HORIZON FACTORY
The Horizon Factory is a white-label solution that lets creators of all sizes publish custom, ad-free Streaming Media Applications for Mobile, OTT, and SmartTV marketplaces. Every artist, director, musician, photographer, podcast, author, personality, and network can build, publish and monetize their own app – with no coding required. The Horizon Factory was founded by Jay Bushman, David Nett, Kale McNaney, and Barrett Garese. www.thf.io
ABOUT COMICKER LLC
Comicker LLC was founded in 2014 by Saori Adams and Sean E. Williams and launched in 2015 with its Comicker Digital comic book publishing label. Comicker Digital is designed to bring creator-owned comics series to readers any way they want them – as ad-supported webcomics, collected as digital issues, or through its iOS mobile app (with Android coming soon) – and to give creators the flexibility to tell their stories exactly how they want. www.comickerdigital.com