Leading the Pack: UCLICK® Emerges as #1 Distributor of Comics, Manga and Graphic Novels on iPhone and Now Targets Mobile World Congress

Leading the Pack: UCLICK® Emerges as #1 Distributor of Comics, Manga and Graphic Novels on iPhone and Sets its Sights on Mobile World Congress. The new year is only a few weeks old, but 2009 is already off to a huge start for Uclick. As the #1 provider of comics, manga and graphic novels on mobile phones, Uclick has spent the first weeks of 2009 putting together the most aggressive and highly successful product launch in the company's history: the release of more than 100 comic book, graphic novel, webcomic and manga apps for iPhone and iPod Touch.

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Uclick(R) the #1 Provider of Humor, Comics and Graphic Novels on Mobile

At our core we're a company made up of people who believe in the endless appeal of graphic storytelling, and we're 100 percent committed to expanding the audience for our creators, wherever that audience can be found. That means bringing great comics content to cutting-edge devices, and doing it in a way that delights both the creator and the consumer.

Barcelona, Spain (PRWEB) February 16, 2009

The new year is only a few weeks old, but 2009 is already off to a huge start for Uclick. As the #1 provider of comics, manga and graphic novels on mobile phones, Uclick has spent the first weeks of 2009 putting together the most aggressive and highly successful product launch in the company's history: the release of more than 100 comic book, graphic novel, webcomic and manga apps for iPhone and iPod Touch.

"The iPhone has been a fantastic playground for Uclick and has proven that if you build great products with great content, consumers will find it and love it," said Douglas Edwards, CEO UCLICK. "Our goal now is to take what we have learned with the iPhone and bring a custom experience to the millions of other handsets throughout the world. Our first target is the Adobe Flash® Lite™ Distributable Player."

Uclick has created comics apps featuring content from many of the top artists in graphic storytelling, including Image Comics, IDW Publishing, Mirage Studios, TOKYOPOP, Papercutz and Universal Press Syndicate, along with independent works such as Jeff Smith's Bone and Kerry Callen's Halo & Sprocket. The company has also adapted popular webcomics titles from its online portal GoComics.com, such as Brooke McEldowney's Pibgorn and Basic Instructions by stand-up comedian Scott Meyer.

As the longest-tenured player on the mobile comics market, Uclick has built a solid reputation for professionalism, quality and sensitivity to the desires of creators. Uclick is renowned among creators for producing a digital experience that is faithful to the artist's original intent.

"In addition to announcing our plans to extend the Uclick experience across smartphone platforms, we are looking for the next great star," said Edwards. "The comic genre is one of the most popular modern art forms and is changing as a result of Uclick innovation on new digital platforms This is a call for all creators and artists to join us in recreating this art form for new consumers in new media."

Before the release of the iPhone in 2007, Uclick had long been the only North American distributor of mobile comics content, with syndicated comic strips - as well as word games and puzzles - optimized for mobile phone screens starting in the late 1990s. In 2006, Uclick became the first North American company to provide comic books, graphic novels and manga on mobile phones, with a lineup of titles offered on every major carrier in the United States.

The Apple iPhone Developer Program has spawned mobile content imitators, but none can match the experience, resources and expertise of Uclick.

"We've been at this longer than anyone," said Edwards. "In the years since we started, going back to when we were the one and only North American provider of comics content on mobile phones, we've grown and gained experience our competition just doesn't have."

"At our core we're a company made up of people who believe in the endless appeal of graphic storytelling, and we're 100 percent committed to expanding the audience for our creators, wherever that audience can be found. That means bringing great comics content to cutting-edge devices, and doing it in a way that delights both the creator and the consumer."

To get comic books, graphic novels and manga for the iPhone and iPod Touch go to the new Uclick Web App by typing Uclick.com into the Safari browser or visit the App Store on the iPhone or on iTunes.

For more information on Uclick, visit http://www.uclick.com.

About UCLICK:
UCLICK® is the leading digital entertainment provider of humor, comic strips, manga, graphic novels, editorial cartoons, and other content for desktop, web and mobile phones. Uclick is also the leading creator and distributor of crosswords, and other word and number puzzles. Partners featuring Uclick content include the leading consumer portals Yahoo!, MSNBC.com, New York Times, Slate.com, washingtonpost.com, CNN, USA Today, and AOL. Uclick features include the top brand franchises Garfield, Doonesbury, Calvin and Hobbes, Paul Frank, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, TOKYOPOP, USA Today, Pat Sajak, Wyland, and many more. Uclick creative content and services are available through the GoComics.com website, U.S. mobile phone operators, the iTunes App Store, and other distributors worldwide. UCLICK, LLC is a division of Andrews McMeel Universal, the leading newspaper syndicate and publisher of humor books and calendars in North America.

For more information on Uclick, visit http://www.uclick.com.

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