Nobrow goes digital

Printed comic publisher Nobrow is moving into the digital world and bringing its comics to life.

It is releasing an iPad app today, which it is keen to point out “is by no means a replacement of our efforts in printed books.”

Nobrow has made the move into digital to give its readers more choice and Nobrow creative director Alex Spiro says: “Our aim is to continue to allow print to sing as print, but alongside that to explore the fantastic things that a screen can offer you.”

The digital comic can be read exactly as a print one would but with added features, such as a “Layers” function which shows how the illustrations were made by revealing their composition at different stages from pencil sketch to full colour.

There are two reading modes so you can read by page-by-page or panel-by-panel, there’s a close-up function and there are search options so you can look up other titles by your favourite authors and artists.

Related video content can be accessed so readers can find out more about the artists behind the comic.

Seven launch titles have been named including Hildafolk by Luke Pearson, the new ghost by Robert Hunter, and Birchfield Close by Jon McNaught.

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