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Age of Bronze “Seen” Issue #2 Available in iTunes App Store!

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

The second issue of AGE OF BRONZE “SEEN”, the landmark enhanced book iPad app based on Eric Shanower’s award-winning graphic novel series, is set to hit the iTunes App store on Wednesday, November 23, 2011. 

Continuing Shanower’s epic story chronicling the Trojan War, Issue #2 of AGE OF BRONZE “SEEN” moves the action to the city of Troy and introduces many of the iconic characters whose lives will shape the tragic outcome, including Priam, King of Troy; Hekuba, his wife; Kassandra, the prophetess destined never to be believed; and Menelaus, husband of the beauteous Helen.

Enhanced by John Dallaire’s rich colors and Thomas Beasley’s interactive commentary, AGE OF BRONZE “SEEN” creates an enhanced book experience unlike any other digital comic. 

Reviews for AGE OF BRONZE “SEEN” #1 highlight the groundbreaking interactive approach: Stumptown Trade Review wrote “All I have to say is, ‘bring me more!’ I sure hope other creators/publishers get on board with this (and create more comics worthy of this kind of interaction).” 

Geeks of Doom’s critic, Bad Monkey, wrote “…having such a wealth of extras just a tap away is too compelling and addictive to ignore. If this is the future of digital comics, I might be sold. At a 99 cents price tag, it’s definitely worth checking out for yourself.”

Geeks of Doom Review: “A shining example of how comics can benefit from the transition to a digital format”

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

Geeks of Doom says in their review of Age of Bronze “Seen” :

“…having such a wealth of extras just a tap away is too compelling and addictive to ignore. If this is the future of digital comics, I might be sold. At a 99 cents price tag, it’s definitely worth checking out for yourself.”

http://www.geeksofdoom.com/2011/10/26/digital-comic-review-age-of-bronze-seen-1/

 

Stumpdown Trade Review Says “Bring Me More”

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

In their article ”This is How Digital Comics Should Work,” Stumptown Trade Review says of Age of Bronze “Seen”:

“All I have to say is, “bring me more!”  Can you imagine reading From Hell or Asterios Polyp, or Finder with all the notes and information that is embedded in the images but relegated to end notes brought to the forefront in an easily accessible product?  I sure hope other creators/publishers get on board with this (and create more comics worthy of this kind of interaction).”

Yale Alumni Magazine ’06520′ Features Age of Bronze “Seen” Commentator Thomas Beasley

Friday, October 14th, 2011

Yale’s Alumni Magazine, ’06520′, showcases classics scholar Thomas Beasley’s role as commentator on Age of Bronze “Seen”.

http://www.yalealumnimagazine.com/blog/?p=11617

Age Of Bronze “Seen” is now available!

Friday, October 14th, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ERIC SHANOWER’S ACCLAIMED “AGE OF BRONZE” GRAPHIC NOVEL RELEASED AS INTERACTIVE IPAD APP

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, October 13, 2011

Age of Bronze, Eric Shanower’s renowned, on-going graphic novel series depicting the people, places, and events of the Trojan War, will be released as an iPad app on October 14, 2011. The Age of Bronze “Seen” app brings an incredibly engaging and interactive enhanced book experience to the iPad.

Published in black and white by Image Comics since 1998, the Age of Bronze “Seen” app brings Shanower’s deeply researched story and art to full-color life. Colorist John Dallaire worked closely with Shanower to create a beautiful and historically appropriate color scheme for the series.  The app also features a page-by-page, interactive reader’s guide written by Yale classics scholar Thomas Beasley.

Driven by the (patent-pending) Behind the Seen engine created by publisher Throwaway Horse LLC, the app allows seamless navigation between the pages of the graphic novel and the comprehensive reader’s guide, as well as character profiles, maps, and links to external, web-based sources – without the need to exit the app. Age of Bronze “Seen” also includes a built-in discussion board, where users can post their thoughts and interact with the creators and each other.

The app is being released under the name Age of Bronze “Seen”, and includes the first issue of the graphic novel series.  Subsequent issues will be released monthly. Each issue will feature approximately 20 pages of comic content, following the format of the original print publication. The first several issues of the app are being offered at the introductory price 99 cents.


Throwaway Horse LLC is a Philadelphia based company and the creators of the well-known Ulysses “Seen” and Rowson’s Waste Land “Seen” apps.

For more information, contact Marketing Director, Libbi Rich at lrich@throwawayhorse.com.

Age of Bronze “Seen” in Publishers Weekly

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

Calvin Reid at Publishers Weekly continues to champion the Age of Bronze “Seen” launch!

Publisher’s Weekly October 11, 2011:  Shanower’s ‘Age of Bronze Seen’ App Goes Live for New York Comic Con

Age Of Bronze “Seen” Press Release

Monday, September 26th, 2011

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ACCLAIMED AGE OF BRONZE GRAPHIC NOVEL RELEASED AS IPAD APP

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, September 26, 2011

The Age of Bronze, a continuing graphic novel series depicting the story of the Trojan War, will be released as an iPad app on October 15, 2011.   The app will feature all new color illustrations and an interactive reader’s guide.  Originally published in black and white, the Age of Bronze series won Eisner awards for author and cartoonist Eric Shanower in 2001 and 2003 and was voted a Best Book of the Year by Publishers Weekly.

The Age of Bronze series draws from the Iliad, major and minor works from classical Greece and Rome, medieval European sources, and Shakespeare’s Troilus and Cressida and beyond. The art of Age of Bronze draws upon the archaeological excavations of the places where the story took place: Mycenae, Knossos, and Pylos, among others, and especially Troy itself.  Classics scholar Thomas Beasley helps explain Shanower’s influences in the accompanying reader’s guide, bringing his own estimable insight and learning along with a trove of rich web-based resources.

Shanower’s and Beasley’s work is being presented on the patent-pending Behind the Seen engine created by publisher Throwaway Horse LLC.  The Behind the Seen platform enables readers to navigate quickly between the comic and readers guide, call up web resources without exiting the app itself, and engage in discussions with the authors and each other.

The app is being released under the name Age of Bronze “Seen”, and will be released monthly.  Each issue will feature approximately 20 pages of comic content, following the format of the original print publication.  The first several issues of the app are being offered at the introductory price 99 cents.

Throwaway Horse LLC is a Philadelphia based company and the creators of the well known Ulysses “Seen” and Rowson’s Waste Land “Seen” apps.

For more information, contact Business Manager Chad Rutkowski at crutkowski@throwaway horse.com.

NY ComicCon Debut announcement from Publishers Weekly

Sunday, September 25th, 2011

Another Age of Bronze “Seen” writeup from Calvin Reid at Publishers Weekly. As the article says, the debut is planned for the New York Comic Con. It won’t be long now…

Early press for Age of Bronze “Seen”

Sunday, September 25th, 2011

Calvin Reid ran this article on our plans to create Age of Bronze “Seen”, with the full Behind-the-Seen reader treatment last October. The project has come a long way since then, but this great writeup is still worth the read.

…And now, for our next trick…

Saturday, October 16th, 2010

 

We are VERY excited to announce that Throwaway Horse will be releasing Eric Shanower’s AGE OF BRONZE online and on the iPad in full color and with a host of “Behind the Seen” reader’s guide features, similar to those of the ULYSSES “SEEN” app. These will include notes by the very knowledgeable and capable Thomas Beasley, a pop-up pronunciation guide, a very detailed dramatis personae, and of course, a discussion feature. Click here for a more detailed explanation, courtesy of Calvin Reid at Publishers Weekly (thanks so much, Calvin!).  More to come soon.