Tuesday, February 19, 2013

ArtBooks: Bobby Chiu's Awesome "NIKO and the Sword of Light" Animated Comic Book Trailer


Exciting times are here!  Looks like Bobby Chiu with Imaginism Studios and Studio NX are pushing the art form of comic books to new levels with animated interactive comic books for the iPad and other tables!!!!

The results of "NIKO and the Sword of Light" looks AMAZING! The animation looks awesome, character and creature design look awesome! I cant wait to see the finished product.

I'm also very excited to see more artists pick up this new idea / technology / art-form and push it to new levels of awesome along with Bobby Chiu and his crew!

KickStarter Trailer

From the official "NIKO and the Sword of Light" kickstarter page:

"This project emerged from combining the originality of Imaginism’s Bobby Chiu and Kei Acedera (character designers of Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland), with the creativity and vision of their friends Jim Bryson and Adam Jeffcoat, animation directors from Studio NX.

From growing up with comic books to working in the animation and movie industries, it was a natural progression for us to unite our biggest passions into one interactive experience."

"The rapid spread of iPads and other tablets across the globe has opened up exciting possibilities for storytelling that in the past, we could only dream of. We are merging these capabilities with our own skills and knowledge of the movie industry to bring you a comic book where every panel is transformed into a fully animated audio/visual experience."

"We have finished more than half the comic book; we have figured out how the programming will work; we also have an accurate estimate of how long it would take to finish the app based on what we've already done. The music and voices have been recorded. Now we just need help from the Kickstarter community to complete this 55-page fully animated comic book by our target deadline of August 2013.

So the remaining challenge is to finish the production, add special effects, sound, music, and to code it for the iPad. We simply will not rest until ‘Niko and the Sword of Light’ is being downloaded and enjoyed by people all over the globe!"

Be sure to check out the kickstarter video and the two sample videos to see how awesome this project is!  Good Luck Bobby and friends, haha!

Sample #1



images and video copyright Imaginism Studios and Studio NX

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