June 11, 2004

Mobile Phone Comic-books Launched

Net publishing firm iComic Press has launched a new technology which allows users to download interactive comic-books to their handsets and also provides the tools for artists to create and upload their own work, according to More Mobile.

To download a comic strip:

"Users simply log on to the iComic Press website or choose a story they want through their Wap browser and fire off a text message.

Within minutes, they receive a message to their phone with a link to the comic-book. At just 1.50 per comic, paid for through SMS billing, it is cheap, quick and easy to use".

To write and edit your own stories and pictures:

"Artists who want to write and edit their own stories and pictures can do so online using the custom Java comic-book engine in a webpage in their normal browser. The system uses Java applets to create the comic-books, which are reproduced as Java midlets on mobile handsets. The system is compatible with many handsets and the editing software runs on PC, Mac and Unix systems".

Relates articles on Comic Books strips for cell phones:

-- Mobile Comics on Sprint.

-- Kuwaiti mobile users get MMS Arabic cartoons.

-- Dilbert comics on your cell screen.

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