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We recently released a great parody called ‘Monster for President,’ from author Hal Pollock. It takes aim at the political process and elections with the headline “Politicians May Behave Like Monsters, But What If They Were Monsters?” It is very humorous and has beautiful illustrations by Anthony Parisi, which we animated in comic book layout form.
I also liked the fact we used a real movie trailer VO artist, Andrew Dawson, in the video promo.
It is an interesting marketing challenge as it is a definite PG13 rating since it has some mild sexual innuendo. However, it’s presented like a kid’s book – and that’s part of the satire.
We’ll see how it goes as we attempt to get traction over the next few months.
You can purchase the app here.
For the last few weeks, I’ve had a lot of fun working with RipplFX.
They are adapting illustrated books into animated, interactive apps for iPad & iPhone. They have a very flexible development system which takes original assets, allows them to be animated, etc., and turned into smooth apps.
Being a veteran of the old CD-ROM heyday of the early 1990′s, I find the storybooks RipplFX are creating do everything the old CD-ROMs projects promised, but never delivered. The ability to touch, turn, and angle the iPad screen allows for some extremely interesting storytelling innovations.
They have quite a few projects in the pipeline and I will be writing about them as they become available (or I can discuss them). They are also opening to talking to authors and publishers about adapting titles for them. I hope they do a graphic novel soon.
The two new storybook apps are:
Blimps & Whales – a journey of friendship between sky and sea, which also promotes the protection of our delicate natural world.
Count Broccula – “Eat your vegetables before they eat you!” – where a young boy has a comic adventure while overcoming his fear of eating vegetables, especially broccoli.
You can download them from the App Store.
Here are their video trailers: