New York, New York – The new iPad app Comixer Zombies – Comics Mixer allows storytellers young and old to weave their own undead-themed comics. To celebrate its release, the app is on sale in the App Store for $0.99. Comixer Zombies was created by three former Nickelodeon Magazine editors and cartoonist Travis Nichols, author of The Monster Doodle Book from Perigee Trade. The app is a game, a puzzle, and a creative tool all in one.
The developer, Comixer LLC, previously released Comixer – The Comics Mixer, where players could mix pre-drawn panels to create a wacky medieval tale.
With the new Comixer Zombies, players “mix” cartoon panels to create their own zombie stories, the way a deejay mixes tracks to make a new song. The dozens of panels are designed to work together in endless combinations. Players control the fate of a young couple in the zombie-infested woods, and of the world itself. The stories can be funny, action-packed, scary, or totally wacky.
Graphic novel author Travis Nichols drew the panels, but how the story unfolds is completely up to the user–there are no right or wrong combinations. For kids, Comixer encourages creativity and reinforces literacy skills.
Players build a library of their macabre masterpieces and then can read their comics in a digital comic book. They can also email their favorite undead stories or share them on Facebook.
Chris Duffy, who wrote the panels for Comixer Zombies, says, “Zombies want to eat us. Humans don’t want to be eaten. Therein lies the conflict that Comixer players can resolve any way they want.”
Artist Travis Nichols, who drew the panels, says, “I have never drawn so many popped-out eyeballs. In other words, this was the most life-affirming and fulfilling thing I have ever done.” Nichols adds nervously, “Please promise that you won’t hesitate to destroy my brain if I turn.”
Comixer’s features include:
* More than 55 panels to mix and match to make your own zombie tales
* Panels drawn by popular children’s cartoonist Travis Nichols.
* Read your comic in a digital comic book
* Build a library of ghoulish and/or humorous comics created by you
* Email your undead funnies and share them on Facebook
* Hours of creepy fun for one or more players!
Comixer Zombies – Comics Mixer is the brainchild of three former editors from Nickelodeon Magazine. When the magazine folded, freshly unemployed editors Chris Duffy, Laura Galen, and Carmen Morais committed to bringing their expertise in entertaining and educating kids to the iPad. Their love of humor, comics, and puzzles led them to the idea of creating a Comics Mixer, where kids can create their own stories.
Cartoonist Travis Nichols is the creator of The Monster Doodle Book, as well as Punk Rock Etiquette. His comics have appeared in Nickelodeon Magazine and Herbivore. Comixer Zombies was designed by the award-winning New York City studio Open. Prolific mobile developer and serial entrepreneur Basil Hafez completes the Comixer team.
* Compatible with iPad
* Requires iOS 3.2 or later
* 8.5 MB
Pricing and Availability:
To celebrate the launch, Comixer Zombies 1.0 for iPad is on sale for only $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. More information, screenshots, and sample comics available at the Comixer website.
Comixer LLC was formed in 2010 with the goal of entertaining and educating kids through digital content. All material and software (C) 2010-2011 Comixer LLC/All rights reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.