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DeviantArt brings Comic Book Publishing to the Community with Madefire partnership

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"We’re trying to build tools that empower creators to do the next wave of storytelling," says Ben Wolstenholme. Last year, his Madefire publishing platform was released to a select group of people from the comics industry (like Watchmen artist Dave Gibbons) with the idea of pushing the grammar of comic books forward. With new devices like Apple’s iPad, Madefire wanted to move digital comics from flat pages to something more dynamic, called Motion Books (video below), full of slick transitions, animation, and audio. Now, the company is teaming up with DeviantArt — the web’s biggest community for science fiction, fantasy, and comic book artists — and the pair are wagering that by putting the Madefire publishing tool in the hands...

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