DIGITAL COMICS: Classics Illustrated gets digital treatment
Trajectory, Inc. announced today that the iconic Classics Illustrated comic graphic novel series is now available on the Apple App Store. The series consists of over 120 digital graphic novels presented in a comic book format with robust color illustrations that introduce great literature to readers of all ages. Trajectory is collaborating with iVerse Media and Apple, Inc. the leading provider of smartphones and tablets to deliver the series on the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch.
The Classics Illustrated digital comic app is free to download and features an extended preview of several issues at no additional cost and offers Classics Illustrated regular series for $3.99 each and Classics Illustrated Junior series for $1.99 each. The Classics Illustrated app is shipping with over 30 digital comics available and more will be added every week on “Classic Wednesday”. Also included in the app is the acclaimed Classics Illustrated Special Interest series and introductory ‘discovery pricing’ at $.99 cents for featured Staff Favorite titles.
Classics Illustrated are illustrated adaptations of traditional literature, non-fiction and biographies. The CI series includes folktales, myths, epics, legends, fables that have been passed down by storytellers for hundreds, even thousands, of years to enlighten and entertain generations of listeners, young and old. According to William B. Jones, Jr., author of Classics Illustrated A Cultural History, “Classics Illustrated was the most successful series of its kind, outdistancing all competitors and successors in terms of print distribution and circulation. It was considered one of the largest children’s publication of any kind in the world.”
Trajectory is a Cambridge, Massachusetts based technology and marketing oriented publishing company that has close collaborations with many celebrated authors, artists and publishers in America and Europe. Its illustrated adaptations include a collection of more than 130 titles, including world classics “Snow White”, “Alice in Wonderland”, “Hamlet” and many more. “We are at the dawn of a digital revolution as a new generation of children from around the world engage with the myths, legends and great stories on their digital devices,” said Jim Bryant Trajectory’s CEO. “We are thrilled to make these titles available through the Apple App Store worldwide – as it gives us yet another way to provide children, parents, and teachers with access to illustrated adaptations of some of the greatest works of Western Civilization.”
The digital comic series features the world’s greatest stories by the worlds greatest authors including: Charles Dickens, William Shakespeare, Victor Hugo, H.G. Wells, Jules Verne, “The Last of the Mohicans,” “War of the Worlds,” “The Pearl Princess,” “Treasure Island,” “The Count of Monte Cristo,” “Robin Hood,” “Snow White”, “Jane Eyre”, “The Three Musketeers” and over one hundred more. These comics are also available for purchase and download from iVerse Media IOS apps, Comics Plus and Comics+ Kids, found in iTunes.
“From the perspective of an educator I foresee limitless potential in bringing Classics Illustrated into the classroom. Probably well known to teachers, parents, and librarians the Classics Illustrated titles are sure to be engaging and exciting comic book stories for an entirely new generation of readers. An A+ idea and comic book execution eBook format, I highly recommend these titles make their way into your child or student’s hands. Trajectory, Inc. has diversified and strengthened its already solid reputation as a thoughtful, intelligent publisher of canonical, traditional titles” said Dr. Katie Monnin, Professor of Literacy, University of North Florida.
Novelist Anne Rice stated in Publisher’s Weekly, “I remember reading Jane Eyre in the Classics comics and how much I loved the details and seeing the madwoman in the attic in those little panels and seeing the whole novel play out. What always drew me were very detailed, representational drawings, rather than something abstract. I wanted to see a lot of richness and a lot of depth.” Classics Illustrated graphic novels, she said, “Have a freedom that is all their own to create an entire universe in detail fairly inexpensively, compared to a film.”
“Making the Classics available in digital form brings these brilliant works to where people live now, on their mobiles. The iPad and iPhone are great for interacting with one of the most beloved comics and graphic novel series of all time.” said Jim Bryant, Trajectory CEO.
Trajectory is a Cambridge, MA based technology and marketing oriented publishing and platform company that collaborates with leading authors, artists, and traditional publishers. The company has created a global supply chain for eBooks and is now engaged in assisting other publishers in reaching new markets with new levels of efficiency. Trajectory has established relations with every leading eBook retailer around the world including Amazon, Apple, Barnes and Noble, Bokus, Chapters Indigo, Google play, Kalahari, Kobo Books, Tescoe Books, Whitcoulls, W.H. Smith and many more. Trajectory titles may be viewed on; Android tablets and smartphones, Amazon Kindle Fire, Apple iPad, iPhone and iPod touch, Barnes and Noble NOOK Tablet and NOOK Color, Google Nexus 7, Kobo Vox Reader, Motorola CLIQ and DroidX, Samsung Galaxy Tab and other devices. Become a fan of Trajectory on Facebook.