Friday, 18 May 2007

Chris Reynolds Joins ROK Comics

Top British comics creator Chris Reynolds has signed aboard the ROK Comics-to-mobile project, launched this month at

ROK Comics enables creators and publishers to easily create comics for mobile phones which can then be distributed worldwide, delivered as Multi Media Messages. The Digitally Rights Managed delivery system works directly to mobiles and does not require additional software downloads or put any technical requirements on the reader.

Chris Reynolds is the author of the seminal graphic novel "Mauretania" first published by Penguin Books, and his "Adventures From Mauretania" was voted as one of the best comics of 2006 in the Comics Journal.

"I'm always happy to try out new ways of selling comics," says Chris Reynolds, who joins several creators already using the product. "Rok Comics seems an exciting new opportunity and I'm looking forward to seeing how it goes. The interface is easy to use once you get used to it."

"I'm starting with three projects: Some extracts from Mauretania Comics stories in the Sci-Fi section, A couple of episodes from Jenny in Stringtown in the Girl's comics section, and fourteen whole episodes of Adventures of the Moon Queen in the "Adult" Girls' section."

"I've read Chris' work on and off down the years: he was publishing comics just as I began working in the industry," says ROK Comics Managing Editor John Freeman. "His art is brilliant in its apparent simplicity, and I think The Moon Queen is perfect for mobile delivery.

Direct "Moon Queen" strip link on ROK Comics ('R' Rated)

ROK Creator Profile: Steve English

Steve English is a freelance cartoonist and the author of a number of cartoon based books. Cartoon strips include Peter's Cat, Two by Two, and The Wall, which have featured in various publications in Britain and other countries.

Over the last few years has illustrated for Scooby Doo World of Mystery, Horrible Histories and Horrible Science Collections.

Steve is publishing Madd Science via ROK Comics, which is a Pay To View strip. he descibes Madd Science as "a funny look at the world of mad scientists and evil geniuses. From time travel to potent potions, professor Madd and his assistant Geigor have it covered. Responsible Scientists Rn't Us!"

ROK Creator Profile: Vicente (Vince) Avilés

Vicente (Vince) Avilés has been working as a computer programmer for more than 20 years, and loves to make comic strips in his spare time. His comic strip "El Profe" has appeared in the El Nuevo Dia newspaper of San Juan, Puerto Rico for 12 years and the ROK Comics version is one of the first times it has been published in English.

El Profe is a scientist who is always trying to make the perfect invention or discovery, but doesn't always (well... never!) succeeds!

Check out his official web site at:

ROK Creator Profile: Dave Hailwood

We're beginning to get several individiual artists on board ROK Comics. One of the first - a member of our initial test group - to embrace the service was Dave Hailwood, who has given us loads of feedback on site design and offered plenty of suggestions for new features and tweaking of existing ones.

Cartoonist, Comedy writer, and low budget film maker, Dave is uploading "Wormfood" and "Ups and Downs", the latter a series about the weird experiences of a suicidal monkey.

Dave Hailwood has been knocking around the British small press comics scene for 10 years now and has appeared in the likes of indie titles such as Meanwhile, Lost Property, Violent and CAOF.

Check out his website at:

Monday, 14 May 2007

ROK Comics in Bristol

ROK Comics Managing Editor John Freeman was in Bristol this weekend for the annual Comics Festival and offers this quick visual comment...