Comics News: Bluewater Productions & Authorly Get Innovated With First Animated, Interactive Comic Books

Bluewater Productions teams up with Authorly to develop first animated interactive comic books.   This week the first release in the partnership isFame: Jennifer Lawrence and will follow with the fiction title Dorian Gray later this month.
Fame: Jennifer Lawrence was turned into an app with Authorly, a tool that turns static content into interactive digital applications. Jennifer Lawrence fans can now engage and interact with the story. Click on “audio hotspots” to hear sound effects play and swipe to navigate through Lawrence’s journey toward an Oscar. Authorly apps include features such as narration, word-by-word highlighted text, audio and video hotspots, basic animation and movements, sound effects and background music, and more!
Authorly is a tool that lets authors, illustrators, and publishers turn their visually driven stories into interactive storybook apps and directly publish them to iTunes, Google Play, and the Amazon App Store. These creators can use the do-it-yourself tool and no longer risk their time and money by relying on software developers.
“Not only is Authorly one of the first companies to focus on truly interactive storybook applications, but it is also unique in the sense that it gives authors, illustrators, and publishers a Do-It-Yourself tool to create and publish these high quality apps themselves,” said Bluewater publisher Darren G. Davis. “We always like to try new an unique things that pushes the boundaries of the comic book industry”
The comic book biography on the life of Academy Award winning actress Jennifer Lawrence. Lawrence, also recently nominated for Supporting Actress for her role in American Hustle, will be part of the popular Fame series.
May the odds be ever in Jennifer Lawrence’s favor.  Bluewater Productions popular line of biography comic books continues with Fame: Jennifer Lawrence.  Join writer Michael Troy and artist Ben Eargle for an exploration of Jennifer’s career from starring in successful X-men and Hunger Games franchises to winning a best actress Oscar for her celebrated role in Silver Lining’s Playbook to her Oscar nomination in American Hustle.
The app is available on iTunes, Google Play, and the Amazon Appstore for $2.99.
“We’ve loved getting the chance to bring Bluewater’s exciting stories to life with Authorly. Working on titles such as Katy Perry, One Direction, Jennifer Lawrence, Julia Child, and Dorian Gray has been fun and we can’t wait for readers to enjoy these stories as interactive apps! It’s been a real win-win situation…we’ve helped Bluewater create some really fun, engaging apps, Bluewater has helped us gain exposure, and the readers and fans will get great content that they can now enjoy on their smartphones and tablets!” said Chris Whitman, CEO, Authorly.
Upcoming titles in the animated interactive partnership include: Fame Katy Perry, Female Force: Julia Child, Fame: One Direction and fiction title Dorian Gray.
Review copies are available upon request.
About Authorly
Authorly is a digital publishing platform that enables anyone to turn their illustrated storybooks into interactive, cross-platform storybook applications.
Our proprietary technology takes care of the tedious aspects of app production, like adjusting each story to fit a multitude of smartphones and tablets and publishing the apps to iTunes, Google Play, and the Amazon Appstore. Authors can use drag-and-drop functionality to add basic animations, sound effects, embedded videos, automatically aligned word-by-word voice narration, panning and zooming, and animated hotspot technology to their apps.
Authorly allows authors and illustrators to bypass writing code and hiring expensive software developers. The result is the ability for children’s book creators to easily and affordably build and publish beautiful, interactive storybook apps for iOS, Android, and Kindle.
In addition to using Authorly as Do-It-Yourself tool, authors & illustrators can also utilize Authorly’s ‘Production Services’ where the Authorly in-house team will turn storybooks into apps for the authors & illustrators themselves.
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About Bluewater Productions Bluewater Productions Inc. is one of the top independent production studios of comic books, young adult books and graphic novels. Its extensive catalog of titles includes the bestsellers “10th Muse” and “The Legend of Isis” ”Bluewater publishes comic books in partnership with entertainment icon William Shatner (“TekWar Chronicles”), legendary filmmaker Ray Harryhausen (“Wrath of the Titans,” “Sinbad: Rogue of Mars,” “Jason and the Argonauts,” et al) and celebrated actor Vincent Price (“Vincent Price Presents”).
Additionally, Bluewater publishes a highly successful line of biographical comics under the titles “Female Force” and “Political Power.” Bluewater aims to unite cutting-edge art and engaging stories produced by its stable of the publishing industry’s top artists and writers.
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