Look around you and you will be compelled to say that technology has touched aspect of life that one can imagine. You will be surprised to know that there really are smart socks out there available in the market now. The idea of smart homes, hospitals and healthcare facilities is quickly prevailing and making more sense to the people. The way people used to watch TV shows has completely changed too. Today, they can have the stuff played on demand and without advertisements. They can watch stuff on their phones, so they don’t have to sit in front of a TV.
In a similar way, comics have also been affected greatly by new technology. If you are not a person interested in comics, you might not have noticed any difference. However, for those who have always taken great interest in reading comics, there has been a great change in the world of comics for them. Modern technology has affected comics in all possible ways. Whether you are someone writing and creating a comic or a company looking to distribute them, technology has changed the ways these things used to work in the past.
The Coloring of the Comics
Most of the work on comics was done using hands in the early days. You had to use the colors available to you as pencils to sketch the pictures and figures. Digital colors became a standard toward the end of 20th century. Some of the biggest names in the industry stated using big color palettes having more than 100 colors choices easily. Later on, the numbers increased even more and competition among the companies became even tougher. A program like Adobe Photoshop is a great way for artists today to add life to their comics.
Whether you are drawing pictures or just shading them, such software tools are great as they make your jobs much easier and faster.
Comics on the Web
Today, there are hundreds of websites that allow you to access comics on the internet. You don’t even have to sign up to any service in order to enjoy the comics on those websites. They are often given in the form of slides. You can move from slide to slide to see a new entry into the comics. Even more amazing is the fact that you can contribute to these comics. Yes, you can literally create your own comics on the web now. There are also comic generators on these websites that allow you to generate comics using the ones already present on the website.
You can now use the click and drag features on these websites to move through a comic. You are also allowed to share these comics because they are available for free. A link is often given under the comic to allow you to share it with your friends through your social networking account.
The Comics That Move
The modern world is moving towards videos. In the past, the internet connections were not good enough to allow watching videos easily on the internet. This made image content on the internet the most popular format of media sharing. However, in the recent years, video has gained some more attention. According to an expert from ComiConverse, This is why you now have the digital comics that are created by using moving images. While these comics might not be in their best shape right now, they have great potential to be something in the coming times.
These comics not only use video but also audio to deliver the messages in the comics more vividly. Some of the biggest companies in the world are now creating digital comics or converting the old comics into digital formats. Modern animation software tools are put to use for creating these comics.
Comics in the Unreal World
Virtual reality and augmented reality have become quite the popular concepts in the recent times. This is why the comics had to move to these platforms as well. With augmented reality, one cannot fathom what the comics will turn into in the coming times. A very latest and worldwide famous game, Pokemon Go, is a great example of what augmented reality is capable of. You could literally see your favorite superheroes move around you in the environments you live using augmented reality.
With augmented reality put to use to make games and comics, you are able to see the world around you through the camera of your phone. Now, looking through the camera, you are able to see your superheroes around you. It appears on the camera as if the character is alive in reality and you are looking at it through your camera. This makes the comics much more interactive. It will also be more appealing for the modern generation that takes interest in reading comics.