New digital comic and visual story reader provides curated, original content from talented independent artists
SAN FRANCISCO – Oct. 11, 2012 – Emanata is the first digital comic book reader and storefront for iPad designed to showcase and support independent artists, offering them a dedicated platform to get their work discovered and enjoyed by new audiences. A selection of features has been added to improve discoverability for new stories and comics, making it even easier for users to follow and support their favorite artists. The slick new UI offers a constant stream of original content from indie creators. The app also supports retina display for a beautiful and fluid reading experience. Download Emanata now for free and browse the work of dozens of emerging new artists at itunes.apple.com/us/app/emanata-comics/id557002805?ls=1&mt=8.
With Emanata, users can browse all types of free comics as well as purchase premium stories within the app to directly support the artists they like. The app’s new built-in news feed makes it even easier to follow specific creators and keep up with their latest work. The reader can also use in-app social tools to share memorable works with friends via email, social networks, and on the Web.
“Tablet devices are the natural platform to showcase great art and storytelling. We want to provide a dedicated place where the independent artists can find new audiences, and for the connoisseur of comic books to discover something unexpected and edgy,” said George Chen, CEO of Emanata.
Emanata’s growing indie artist community is vibrant due to a number of industry veterans with their own successful IPs joining early including Malachi Ward and Eisner Award nominee, Erin Mehlos. On Emanata, all artists retain complete control over the rights to their work and can choose to offer their content either as a free download or earn revenue by selling chapters and individual stories via in-app purchase. Publishing content is completely free, allowing artists to reach a new audience and grow their readership.
Download Emanata for iPad now for free, from the App Store.
For more information visit: http://emanata.co/
About Emanata, Inc.
Emanata are the emotive lines drawn in comics around a character’s head to express shock or surprise. Emanata, Inc. is a startup founded in 2012 in San Francisco Bay Area with the goal of creating a digital platform for independent comic book artists to showcase and sell their work, while exposing new audiences to the imaginative creations of comic artists around the world. The company was co-founded by George Chen, a UX and product design expert, and Ehren Kret, a software engineer, who previously worked together at AdMob and continued on at Google after AdMob was acquired by Google in 2009. Emanata, Inc. was created in part thanks to a seed stage investment from Omar Hamoui and Sequoia Capital and is the third company to be spun out of Churn Labs.
Stephanie Palermo, TriplePoint for Emanata