the comic book reading experience
I’m in Las Vegas at Microsoft’s MIX ’07 at the moment.
Nathan Dunlap and Robby Ingebretsen gave one of the better presentations at MIX this year, on a comic book reader they built in Microsoft’s WPF. They talk about their collaboration with comic creators to solve issues around the reading experience, and show off some pretty impressive results (the controllable panning effect is a really beautiful contribution to the narrative).
Visually, the presentation is a knock-out, with heavy debt to Scott McCloud’s influence. To watch “ZAP! WHAM! KAPOW!: Windows Presentation Foundation and the Next Generation of Online Comic Book Reading” you’ll need to install the Silverlight plugin.