OUTDOOR/INDOOR: A New Infinite Canvas Comic System
OUTDOOR/INDOOR demonstrates a new web comic format, allowing for larger infinite canvas comics to be updated in blog-like posts.
OUTDOOR/INDOOR demonstrates a new web comic format, allowing for larger infinite canvas comics to be updated in blog-like posts. This system will be created for free public download.
SO WHAT IS AN INFINITE CANVAS COMIC? An infinite canvas comic was a concept first introduced by comic theorist, Scott McCloud. McCloud suggested that with digital comics, one should "treat the screen as a window rather than a page". This would allow for a complete story of infinite length to be displayed on a single ongoing page. Most infinite canvas comics tend to be a single large image that the viewer scrolls through digitally using buttons or touch screen swiping. These comics are typically horizontal and vertical but also have been displayed in zig-zag, circular or z-axis viewing. McCloud recognized the potential of digital comics to do more than emulate the printed page.
WHY IS WHAT WE'RE DOING DIFFERENT? With digital comics, one can hypothetically scroll in any direction forever. While many developers have attempted to create formats to accommodate the infinite canvas viewing, the capability had not been formatted to allow for efficient loading, segmented posting & the ability to have an ongoing comic series. We intend to provide a system for a horizontal or vertical infinite canvas comic to be presented in posted blog format as opposed to a completed comic. With this system, the comic creator can share imagery as an ongoing series.
Posting in segments allows for this system to cue up information as the reader scrolls through the comic instead of loading the entire comic at once. This is similar to the function of the most recent version of Google Image Search which now loads scrolling images instead of selected pages - also referred to as lazy loading. With this new system, the comic creator can make larger infinite canvas comics without worrying about how long it takes to download their comic or the order of their loaded images.
One of the most beneficial components of this posting method is that it allows the reader to comment on and share the individual comic segments.
FREE DOWNLOAD! After completion, this system will be available FREE and editable to the public. It is important for us to share this system so both the system and comic creators can progress and further the development of the Infinite Canvas Comic concept.
WHAT DOES THE FUNDING GO TOWARDS?
Mark Luetke, a fellow comic creator/designer and myself understand the importance of offering this system free to users. We both respect and appreciate the theories of Scott McCloud and wanted to implement a system that can make his challenge of the Infinite Canvas concept both accessible and efficient. These funds will help to pay for coding, user interface, design, a DNS, server space and the rewards,
To read more about Outdoor/Indoor and Bizhan's work go to mendedarrow.com
To learn more about Mark Luetke's work goto http://luetkemj.com/
Pledge $5 or more
My thanks and gratitude along with a PDF of "Outdoor/Indoor" in it's full Infinite Canvas Form!
Pledge $10 or more
A PDF of "Outdoor/Indoor", a 7"X7" full color, signed archival print of the cat skull cover image AND the satisfaction of contributing to a project that helps comic creators.
Pledge $25 or more
All of the above plus a signed copy of the printed 36 page hard bound full color book of "Outdoor/Indoor". Show your friends/family, keep it on your coffee table or tell them that it's signed by your best friend!
Pledge $35 or more All of the above plus a SECOND 7"X7" full colored signed archival print from the comic!
For $45 or more
All of the above plus a 3RD 7"X7" full color, signed archival print from the comic. That's THREE that you've collected now! (They fit easily into 7" record frames.)
Pledge $65 or more
All of the above plus a 5-color screen-printed shirt of the cover image! Yes, that is 5 colors printed by an awesome local business! Look fresh in your new gear while supporting the project.
Pledge $100 or more All of the above plus an original sketch in the inside book cover. You can easily convince people that you are a special fan!
Pledge $160 or more
All of the above plus an original page from the book AND a thank you on the website. (Limited to 25)
Pledge $300 or more
All of the above plus a commissioned 11X17 drawing from me! This includes the printed pin-up illustration and original inks from your commissioned piece. What??? That's such a deal!
The below rewards are not included in the above packages, but are the own separate rewards.
For $15 you get the PDF of OUTDOOR/INDOOR and a signed copy of my comic adaptation of The Little Black Fish, an Iranian folk tale written by Samad Behrangi. Learn more at www.mendedarrow.com
You get the PDF of OUTDOOR/INDOOR and a screen printed poster pack. 4 limited edition screen-printed posters. The posters included are "Quadtastic Four," 2 May Day posters and Dinosaurs on bikes.
For $50 you get the OUTDOOR/INDOOR pdf and a tour van monster skate deck! Full color printed deck with an illustration of a tour van turned monstrosity!
Risks and challenges
Some of the coding will be difficult, but doable. We might have to make some compromises with a few of the resources we hope to provide, but the major goals of the project have no foreseen problems and we actually might end up adding some options.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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