Kansas City, MO and Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 27, 2007 -
uclick has announced an exclusive agreement with comic book publisher Active Images to distribute its popular Elephantmen line of comic books on mobile phones.
The mobile product line will debut on uclick's GoComics Mobile Comic Reader in early summer with comic books and wallpapers starring the series' larger-than-life characters.
"Whether readers are aware of it or not, Elephantmen and Hip Flask were designed from the ground up to be digital media friendly." said writer/creator Richard Starkings. "Moritat and I are very happy to be working with uclick Mobile, adn can't wait to see our work on the small screen!"
Elephantmen is an ongoing monthly published by Image Comics. The series takes place in a not-too-distant dystopian future, in which an insidious corporation known as MAPPO genetically manufactured intelligent hybrids of humans and animals as super soldiers to fight in a New World War. Decades after their liberation, the hybrids have been integrated into human society.
Starkings originally created the character Hip Flask, an anthropomorphic hippopotamus, to serve as the mascot for the Comicraft library of comic book fonts. The character was soon featured in his own comic book mini series, before jumping into Image Comic's Elephantmen.
The debut of the new mobile product line will be the first time Elephantmen has been available on mobile phones.
"The Elephantmen are wholly original and immediately recognizable characters whose stories resonate with a surprising level of heart and humanity," said uclick Mobile Content Director Jeff Webber. "We're thrilled to bring these brilliant creations to mobile phones."
For more information on uclick's GoComics mobile line, visit http://www.gocomics.com/comicbooks or text "COMIC" to 26642 on your mobile phone.
About uclick, LLC
uclick is a leading digital entertainment provider, offering a broad mix of popular products for the Web and mobile phones. The mobile division brings comic books, manga, comic strips, illustration, video and games to mobile consumers worldwide. Their feature lineup includes top brands such as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Yu-Gi-Oh!, TOKYOPOP, Paul Frank, and many more. uclick's products are available through their flagship consumer brand, GoComics (http://www.gocomics.com), top U.S. carriers, and leading distributors worldwide.
For more information on uclick, visit http://www.uclick.com.
About Active Images
Active Images (http://www.activeimages.com) is the publishing arm of Comicraft, the lettering and design studio founded by President & First Tiger Richard Starkings and Secret Weapon John 'JG' Roshell in 1992. Active Images entered the world of print publishing in 2002 with Hip Flask: Unnatural Selection and in only a few short years became a publisher of note, putting out a compelling and eclectic line of graphic novels featuring some of the most talented and up-and-coming creators in the industry, including: Solstice (Steven T. Seagle & Justin Norman), The Spiral Cage (Al Davison), Ballast (Joe Kelly & Ilya), Strange Embrace (David Hine), Temptation, Skidmarks, Gunpowder Girl and the Outlaw Squaw, The Fly Chronicles, and Brickman Begins. Industry legends Dave Sim, Alan Moore and Will Eisner are just a few who have sung the praises of Active Images's lineup. Active Images's most recent graphic novels, The Nightmarist by Duncan Rouleau and Kafka by Steven T. Seagle and Stefano Gaudiano, have received high praise.