October 23rd 2008 – Orang Utan Comics Studio today announced a bold new move into the realm of digital publishing as they revealed their plans to release their highly anticipated sci-fi action/adventure series Young Gods for FREE online.
The Young Gods series, which sees a team of teenage “Extra Humans” employed by a government agency to police the Extra Human community, will be available to read in a purely digital format via the ground breaking online publishing platform myebook. Orang Utan Comics Studio were the first organisaton to sign up to myebook’s publishing partnership plan when it went live earlier today.
“I think we recognized the huge potential of myebook about thirty seconds after first being shown it,” said Orang Utan Comics Studio’s Managing Editor and Young Gods’ creator, Ian Sharman. “It’s an ideal solution for small studios like ourselves who want to get our work in front of as many people as possible but don’t have the capital to finance large print runs.”
Ian Sharman has been working on Young Gods since he was a teenager, gaining the initial inspiration while listening to the Little Angels album of the same name. However, the road from original idea to the comic book page has been a long one, and finding the right creative team to bring his ideas to life proved very challenging. “I think we went through seven artists, including at one point myself, before we found Ezequiel Pineda. His unique style was exactly what I was looking for, allowing the focus to shift from the overblown superheroics to the diverse characters that make up the team,” added series writer, Ian Sharman. The addition of Mauro Barbosa on colours proved that lightening can strike twice, as his dynamic colours proved to be the perfect complement to Ezequiel’s art. “I’ve been incredibly fortunate,” Ian continued, “finding not only one, but two extremely talented artists with the same passion for this comic that I have.”
Orang Utan Comics Studio plan to make the first part of the Young Gods graphic novel available via myebook in the middle of November, but until then you can get a taste of what’s in store by reading a six page preview, available on myebook now.
However, for people who prefer to read their comics on the move, rather than sat at a computer, Orang Utan Comics Studio are also exploring other areas of the digital revolution in comics, making Young Gods available to download to your mobile phone via ROK Comics.
The success of Young Gods will almost entirely depend on fan support, on word of mouth and the book spreading across the internet in a viral fashion. With this in mind, Orang Utan Comics Studio have produced a promotional video which they are encouraging their fans and supporters to put on their blogs and websites in order to spread the word about this ground breaking release.
To find out more about Young Gods, read character bios and creator profiles, please visit www.younggodscomic.co.uk
For more information on Orang Utan Comics Studio visit them online at www.orangutancomics.co.uk
Orang Utan Comics
Orang Utan Comics Studio began life in 2007, bringing together rising talent from across the World. Since coming together to form the studio OUC creators have worked on titles including Contraband, Starship Troopers and Kong. Their Eagle Award Nominated Anthology “Eleventh Hour” was recently picked up by AAM/Markosia. They are also developing a number of new comic projects including Slam Ridley, Young Gods, Mamluk and 5th Outlaw.. For more information about Orang Utan Comics visit www.orangutancomics.co.uk.
Myebook.com (http://www.myebook.com), a web-based ebook community, gives people the tools to create book content and ‘get it out there’ for free. Every aspect of publishing content is covered – from creating, to sharing and reading – in a slick and simple way.
ROK Comics is a new way of delivering comics in partnership with comics creators to mobile handsets using a sophisticated digital publishing system and Digitally Rights technology.
As a digital publisher ROK Comics enables you to create and upload your own comic strips for free that can then be delivered to mobile phones worldwide. http://www.rokcomics.com