An Eastleigh-based graphic designer will see his debut comic unveiled on Comixology, an amazon company who feature and sell comics online.
Marcus Pullen, founder of the multimedia production company Blue Donut Studios that works out of Tec Hub in Eastleigh is delighted to have been selected to see his comic The Last Dead Endsold on the critically-acclaimed site.
The Last Dead End was originally created as an animation for a short horror film competition organised by Shortcuts to Hell. The three minute animation was listed in the final 26 films.
The success of The Last Dead End led to the short being screened at Frightfest and on the Horror Channel, and received rave reviews. Marcus then went back to the original material to develop a comic, which was submitted to the digital site ComiXology. The Last Dead End is now available for purchase in a variety of digital formats on the critically-acclaimed site.
“I’m very excited to see the comic being sold on ComiXology as it gives us access to an extraordinary market,” enthused Marcus.
“I’ve been thrilled with the feedback from readers and professionals so far. In fact, the friendliness and support from the comic community on so many levels is brilliant!”
The original animation of The Last Dead End has no narration or words, just simply in black and white with splashes of red for horror effect and sound effects provided by Time+Space. The comic version was created with an added narrative and a ‘making of’ section which covered the other areas of how it was all created. This has not previously been seen in comics before.
When a comic is accepted by ComiXology it is converted to work on their platform that runs on Android, iOS, Kindle, Windows 10 and general internet access. They can receive more than 200 million downloads, including from the US market, which is a great achievement for the creators.
With a successful project finished and published, what’s next for Blue Donut Studios?
“We also have a series of projects in the pipeline, including a comic about an Agincourt hero, Sir Bevis, and also a joint project with Eastleigh Borough Council’s Culture team and SplashMaps. Also Blue Donut is working on a proposal for a project working with Contemporary Dancers to take a comic story into theatre and back again,” Marcus explained.
“We do have the sequel to The Last Dead End to develop, which is a big project with more characters and depth to it. For me it will put The Last Dead End into context and will be a nice ending to the story as a whole.”
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