Independent comic book publisher 215 Ink has teamed up with Australian digital comic book publisher Cloud 9 to deliver the former’s entire catalog of books to the iPad. The world of digital comics has just gotten bigger.
The comic company 215 Ink offers a wide variety of comics from creators all over the world. Stories ranging from giant monsters to rock ‘n’ roll mayhem. The app includes 215 Ink’s entire catalog that can be viewed and purchased in a comic store style design. Many titles offer the first issue as a free download to give readers the opportunity to find out about new stories.
It is sort of like a drug dealer giving you your first hit for free. He knows you’ll be back a second time, and before you know it you’ll be hooked.
From the Press Release:
“We invite all comic books fans with an iPad to download the free 215 Ink app and sample many of titles available as a free download”, the managing director of Cloud 9 Comix, Benjamin Slabak, has stated. “We have recognized 215 Ink early on as an important emerging publisher of extremely high quality content and are proud to announce a range of apps customized for 215 Ink and powered by Cloud 9 Comix, effectively making them the first small press publisher with their own line of dedicated apps for their publications.”
“It’s a great pleasure to be able to bring our titles to the iPad and millions of new fans”, stated Andrew DelQuadro, the president of 215 Ink. “The comic landscape is changing every day and more readers are turning to digital versions of their favorite comics. Thanks to the superb team at Cloud 9, we at 215 Ink are able to provide readers the format they want. Cloud 9’s knowledge and hard work has made it possible for fans to download their favorite 215 Ink titles whenever and wherever they want.”
The 215 Ink app is free and available in the App Store today. Cloud 9 also has their own independent comic app that includes titles from creators all over the world. Many of the titles are exclusive to Cloud 9 Comix and some are presented in the English language for the very first time.