Posts Tagged ‘comix’

coverFor those pups who won’t know, if you click the voting button on Heavenly Bride, go through the motions, and your vote registers you will be rewarded by seeing the latest page in “The Life of Death” – a sketch comic I do from rare time to time. It’s basically me making fun of things in my life or that I witness as I go through life, and even I think some of those comics are funny. Besides, I get to draw myself thin and I should be thin somewhere.

The Life of Death is kept pretty exclusive: only voters can see the latest sketch. And only people who purchase my books have been able to see past episodes, when I choose to put one or two in the back of my latest mini-comic or so. But I have been pondering this because it’s been a while and The Life of Death has amassed a collection of… 32 pages. 32 pages! Why that’s a whole book!

So I’ve been pondering putting these sketch gems into a volume of their own, and last night I finally gave in to temptation. The Life of Death‘s first 32 pages can now be read in a single comic – however it’s only available in KF8 through Amazon. For now.

Because I also wanted to see if this KDP Select business was as awesome as Amazon made it sound. And I’m fond of hitting two birds with one stone. =^-^= I can go ahead and tell you this: Amazon forced me to price the book higher than I would have preferred. That’s strike one. But we’ll see how things go.

So if you want to see parts of The Life of Death you might have missed or simply want to remind yourself of a gag long gone, check it out on Amazon! If you’re a member of Amazon prime, you can borrow it for free. And as always I highly encourage you tell your friends.

Here it is! Click here!

Here’s a little tip for folks who are trying to put their comics into KF8 form – Amazon just released another Kindle app called Kindle Comics Creator. It apparently even has an automatic sense so that it will suggest where to put in the zoom function that makes KF8 so comic friendly.

Now I’m of two minds on this situation. I’m very happy the app is out, because I have been struggling with learning KF8 lately and wasn’t able to go but so far. But as a new owner of a  generation one Kindle Fire, I realized “Wait a minute. The comics are able to be read just FINE on this big huge hulking screen.” The only place I could see the zoom function when it comes to this, as a result, would be on a droid app… except my droid app doesn’t support the zoom function.

So why bother with KF8? Seriously I have no idea, unless you’re doing a children’s book that needs the landscape function or a magazine that requires a very complicated layout. BUT, here’s the fun part, if this new app by Kindle allows me to put in hidden text so that my comics can be read aloud by my Fire I’m shoo’d in.  And okay I admit… being able to do a double page spread without being locked into it would be real nice. And wouldn’t it be neat if I could afford to get voice actors for the various parts, maybe some background music – maybe just say screw it to the whole concept of comics period at that point?  =^-^=

I haven’t tried the app yet myself having only downloaded it a few minutes ago, but I’m sure I’ll be able to let you know something soon.

Here’s a link to the app! http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html?docId=1001103761

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