Madefire App Moves Comic Books into Next Generation

They say there’s an app for everything, but the comic book medium has stayed the same since its original heyday in the 1940s. Static images, even on a tablet, are just that.

The Madefire app for the iPad and iPhone strives to change that. Using technology similar to Adobe’s Flash program, founders Ben Wolstenholme, Eugene Walden and Liam Sharp give artists and writers a new way to tell stories. With their technology, piercing screams can be heard, characters in the comics move deftly within panels, and bullets in gunfights seamlessly whiz through the air.

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