Clown Commandos Offer a Free Issue with Redeployment
2010-12-24 · By Guest Blogger
New in-app purchasing helps fans of the popular iPhone comic better collect the many adventures of a unique squad of heroes.
Since its release at the end of September, the Clown Commandos app has been downloaded over 55,000 times. The innovative comic book app was one of the first to include interactive sound effects, story-driven transitions, and a series written specifically for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad.
“Many comic creators don’t like the limitations of these devices,” says the series’ co-creator Scott McFadden. “But we shine within those parameters. We don’t do the usual pan-and-scan like other comics. Our series is a true digital comic series.”
Now, with the release of version 2.0, fans of the CC can follow these painted soldiers by downloading each new issue in a single Clown Commandos app.
“As you open the app you’re automatically alerted if a new issue is available,” says the series’ co-creator Michael Anthony Steele. “A feature our fans have been clamoring for.”
Fans have also requested (and now received) a renumbering of the first two issues. It gives the “origin” story the standard comic book “Issue 0” moniker. This, along with the free issue, will make this a popular update.
To the uninitiated, you’re in for quite a treat. Clown Commandos is a unique, funny, and surprisingly deep new comic series. It covers a squad of heroes from an alternate universe where clowns actually evolved into elite soldiers. Now 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.
Part G.I. Joe, part Ninja Turtles, and part Batman, these juxtaposed heroes fight crime while searching for a way home. But lookout–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.
The updated app is available for download at the Apple iTunes store via this link – http://tiny.cc/so46q
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, Youtube, and check out the official CC blog at: clownblog.com
“This is very well done, visually exceptional, five stars all the way!” iTunes user: Davetheknave919
“This is the most innovative comic series.” iTunes user: Jorge sky walker
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.