The StoryBoom: Tell Your Story
This isn’t a commercial, but here’s some info about a pretty neat comic startup that we think seems pretty awesome. The StoryBoom produces web comics from ideas that are posted by users of their site and voted on by the community. They then turn those ideas with approval into an eight page webcomic that is free to read.
Think Kickstarter, but instead of money you just give a vote on something you think is neat. If you have an idea for a comic, you just write up the storyline. If you get 100 “subscribers” to your idea then you could potentially be chosen to have your comic dreams turned into a reality. Along the way, people can offer suggestions or input making it a truly collaborative experience. Of course, it is the writer’s vision so everything suggested doesn’t automatically get used. Here’s a little about what they want to do and how they will distribute comics once they are made:
We have created this platform to help writers to tell their stories to s larger audience. Being storytellers ourselves, we believe there are many good stories worth been telling that do not get to the hands of their readers. We wanna change that.
Our main form of distribution is online, and you will always be able to read comics books on our website and even download them in .pdf files for tablets and other devices. Some comic books will also have a print-on-demand system where you will be able to buy the comic cook and have it delivered on your preferred address.
This is a pretty neat idea. They already have a comic made. It’s called NovaHope, and you can check it out on the site. There’s also a quick peek of it below. If you’ve got an idea for a comic, then you definitely want to check the site out (which you can by clicking here).