iPhone, iPod Comics for Kids

iPhone, iPod Comics for Kids

Calling it the world’s first monthly comic series for children on the iPhone and iPod touch, EyeCandy is available on iTunes.

The $.99 comic, described as “goofy” by creator PJ Holden as he walks through features, can be stripped down to the ink or pencil layers for digital finger painting. It exploits the iPhone platform for sound, vibration and an accelerometer. Each issue comes with extras, like a pony toy (shake the iPhone and it whinnies) in the cowboy-themed first issue, so a lot of busy time for your buck.

EyeCandy is a heroic come back by Infurious Comics, whose MURDEDROME was rejected by Apple for sale on iTunes out of concern over adult content.

The boys in Belfast are valiantly trying to put a positive spin on the situation, describing safe for children release as “hot on the heels of the rejection” of the adult comic.

While we’re not against kiddy apps, it’s a shame there isn’t more for grown-ups who need a little displacement activity during meetings.

  • Kardwell

    Yeah, but when the same team did come up with a more adult comic, it was rejected by the powers that be at Apple. It’s a conundrum, right? And MURDERDROME didn’t seem to be any more blood thirsty than your average issue of TEEN TITANS these days.

    Anyway, this remains the best comics-for-iPhone platform anyone’s came up with yet (in English, anyway). And iTunes could become as major a player in distributing comics as it has in music or movies, if Apple put a little thought into it.

  • Bill Olson

    I’ve just never understood the appeal for comic books. Snoopy and a few other comic strips yes, but not comic books. But then I’ve never been a fan of 2D or 3D helicopter view computer games either.

  • Bill Olson

    I’ve just never understood the appeal for comic books. Snoopy and a few other comic strips yes, but not comic books. But then I’ve never been a fan of 2D or 3D helicopter view computer games either.

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