Yahoo announces motion comics deal with Liquid Comics
June 21, 2012
Source: MM Network
Yahoo, the premier digital media company, has announced a deal with Liquid Comics to distribute premium original, motion-comic programs exclusively on Yahoo! Screen. Liquid, a digital media company that specializes in creating graphic novels, will launch two motion comic projects on Yahoo! this summer in the U.S., with a number of similarly styled projects to launch throughout the year on Yahoo! Screen, the top destination online for original programming.
The first two programs to launch include:
Barry Sonnenfeld's: Dinosaurs vs. Aliens is a motion comic version of Liquid's upcoming graphic novel created by Barry Sonnenfeld (Men in Black) and written by comic book superstar Grant Morrison. Dinosaurs vs. Aliens is based on a secret world war battle that was never recorded in our history books. When an alien invasion attacks Earth in the age of the dinosaurs, our planet's only saviors are the savage prehistoric beasts which are much more intelligent than humanity has ever imagined.
Guy Ritchie's: Gamekeeper, is a motion comic version of Liquid's previous graphic novel series created by Guy Ritchie (Sherlock Holmes), and written by acclaimed comic book writer Andy Diggle. Gamekeeper is a tale of epic espionage, illustrating one man's battle with the wild side of nature - and himself. Brock is a reclusive, enigmatic groundsman who lives a quiet existence, until mercenaries invade it and destroy any remnants of his life he has left. Now, set on a path of vengeance, it becomes difficult to tell who has more power - the man, or the animal within.
This relationship highlights Yahoo!'s strategy of bringing the best storytellers and diverse content to its audience and further solidifies Liquid's approach to expanding graphic novels beyond the printed page into digital motion comics to reach wider global audiences.
"This is compelling content from great storytellers, and we are excited to be adding Liquid Comics to our robust slate of premium content partners." said Erin McPherson, VP&Head of Video. "Together with the upcoming animated blockbuster 'Electric City' by Tom Hanks, these motion comics are the start of a unique animated offering on Yahoo."
"We are thrilled to work with Yahoo! to bring the full graphic novel experience to their audience through Liquid's motion comic versions." saidSharad Devarajan, CEO of Liquid Comics. "Yahoo!'s impressive global reach will greatly enhance Liquid's goal of pushing the boundaries of comic books through digital platforms and technology and enabling our creative partners to share their stories with audiences worldwide."