Searching for awesome talent
Here at Oxicomics we are currently working on a new app for a new breed of comics made specifically for digital consumption. We expect to launch in late April on the Apple AppStore and somewhat later on Google Play.
However, launching a new app is all well and fine, but without content – actual comics – it’s no fun at all.
That is why we are now looking for talent to produce the first comics for this exciting new app. Initially, we are looking for talented creators (or creative teams) that can work with us to create best-of-breed digital comics - not just paper comics on the screen. We are looking for original short-stories that *might* be serialized, but that covers a complete story-arc – much like an episode of TV shows like “Castle”, “Bones” etc. A certain curiousness
and interest in pushing boundaries are required!
Financially there are multiple possibilities – we can agree on a fixed rate for a story or we can discuss a revenue share model. You retain ownership to your creation, but Oxicomics will require exclusive rights for digital distribution as well as a first right of refusal for any possible print versions.
To get going, we need to hear a story pitch and see some full color artwork done by the artist(s) for the project. However, the art does not need to be from the actual story pitch.
If you are interested, please get in touch with us at
Oxicomics Authoring Tool
To make it easier to start using our HTML5 Comic Reader, we have created a few PHP scripts that should make the job much easier:
- getgsv.php – creates the comma-separated list of page images needed for the Oxicomics Authoring Tool
- fillcache.php – Creates resized versions of all page images
- imageproxy.php – Used for retrieval of page images by the HTML5 Comic Reader. Will update resized versions of page images if they have changed since they were created
- function.resize.php – Utility script that performs the actual resizing of the images
For obvious reasons (this being PHP scripts), you will need PHP installed and running on your server. The scripts also assumes that
ImageMagick is installed (installed on mist shared hosting services like HostGator etc).
When you are ready, you can start the Oxicomics Authoring Wizard.