Clown Commandos have Landed on iTunes

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New app lets comic lovers keep track of this elite force of clowns on the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad

A unique squad of heroes has marched into our world--with full Apple device compatibility! Clown Commandos come from an alternate universe where clowns evolved into elite soldiers. These heroes must survive in our reality where clowns are known as bumbling buffoons. A reality where the rubber nose is NOT a badge of honor.

Clown Commandos is one of the very few comic book titles created exclusively for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. While most comic book apps were once conventionally published titles, the Clown Commandos series has been created specifically for this medium.

"It's comic books taken to the next level," says the series' co-creator Michael Anthony Steele. "We write every issue with the iPhone and iPad's unique features in mind."

Comic book lovers have already discovered comic book apps but this innovative series sets itself apart by offering special features such as: interactive sound effects, exclusive content, and a creative story-driven interface for users. Of course, it doesn't hurt that Clown Commandos storyline is quirky, unique, and has a surprising depth for a comedy series.

Part G.I. Joe, part Ninja Turtles, and part Batman, the Clown Commandos fight crime, as well. But they take themselves very seriously while doing it. To them, there's nothing funny about being a clown. And therein lies the heart of the series' humor. No matter what kind of life or death struggle, no matter how evil the villain, Clown Commandos think nothing of taking down the bad guys with a well-aimed rubber chicken or a pie to the face.

"It is our goal that with this app we make Clown Commandos stories accessible to a growing community of tech savvy kids who deserve compelling comic content," noted Scott McFadden, the series' other co-creator.

Issues 1 and 2 are now available for download at the Apple iTunes store via this link - http://tiny.cc/xgkug

"CLOWN COMMANDOS is so original, so fresh in its concept that it's easy to overlook the fact that it is so well done in terms or art, storytelling, and writing. I'll be following this one closely."     Kevin Ryan, screenwriter, novelist, and comic book writer

"Clown Commandos is the bomb!" John, Thelma Jones Elementary.

"I want to be a Clown Commando!" Cristian, Adams Elementary.

If you're ready to fight crime, thwart evildoers, and generally save the day (all while wearing red floppy boots), then enlist now and visit this link for more information - http://www.clowncommandos.com/

Follow the Clowns on Twitter (@clowncommandos), Facebook, and check out the official CC blog at: clownblog.com

Contact: ant(at)clowncommandos(dot)com

ABOUT THE CREATORS:
Michael Anthony Steele has written for family entertainment for the past fifteen years. He has authored more than seventy children's books for numerous popular characters including: The Penguins of Madagascar, Batman, Shrek, Green Lantern, G.I. JOE, Speed Racer, Spider-Man, Garfield, and Sly Cooper.

Anthony began as a staff writer for the PBS series WISHBONE. There he co-wrote several episodes including the Emmy award-winning, full-length feature, WISHBONE's Dog Days of the West. Since then, he has written twenty-five episodes for the PBS series Barney & Friends, many home videos including five for the video series Boz, The Green Bear Next Door.

Anthony speaks to schools and previews the upcoming Clown Commando app in his presentation. The kids are extremely excited and flood him with questions at every Q&A.

Scott McFadden has been in advertising for seventeen years. He has worked at major ad firms, being the art director and creative director for numerous television spots, print campaigns, promotions, and brand development projects. He has worked on and led creative groups on a number of national accounts including McDonalds, Pizza Hut, Visa, Pepsi-Cola, and Frito-Lay, as well as other national, regional and local advertisers.

While on the Hasbro toys account, Scott became conversant with both their new and existing brands including: Star Wars, G.I. Joe, Transformers, iDog, and Pokemon. His extensive experience in concept development and contemporary design adds the unique look and feel to the originality of Clown Commandos. He even applies his knowledge of type and design to the comic's lettering, combining what he loves most: storytelling and graphic design.

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