That means creators will be able to make their own motion comics using Madefire’s tools, and then distribute them through deviantART and the Madefire’s app. DeviantART also has a new Motion Books section in which visitors can preview a dozen Madefire titles previously only available on the company’s iOS app, and purchase chapters for 10 cents each (they remain free through the app for a limited time).
“Madefire and deviantART share in the creator-first mission of empowering artists, writers and visionaries to liberate their narratives,” Angelo Sotira, deviantART’s CEO and co-founder, said in a statement. “It just looks so fantastic, exploding cells off the ‘page’ with the pop vibrancy that the comics style had always suggested, but never achieved until now.”
Founded by Ben Wolstenholme, Liam Sharp and Eugene Walden, Madefire launched in June with motion comics from such established creators as Dave Gibbons, Mike Carey, Gary Erskine, Haden Blackman and Robbie Morrison.