The Thrill Electric

Channel 4

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experience the thrill electric

overview

Co-production with Hat Trick Digital

First comic player made using Unity

Experimental digital comic storytelling

10 specially created animation sequences

10 episodes of 15 pages

platforms

Online

iPhone and iPad

awards

Broadcast Digital Nomination, Website

 
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The Thrill Electric, iPad version
The Thrill Electric, iPad version
The Thrill Electric, iPad version
The Thrill Electric, iPad version
The Thrill Electric, iPad version

The Thrill Electric tackles 21st century issues through the prism of Victorian society, from coming out to gang culture, from cyber bullying to women in the workplace.

Working with Hat Trick Digital, we developed in-house a proprietary comic engine to create an innovative and experimental take on digital comics. We created this engine in Unity, which allowed us to design pages with the writers and artists that broke the printed page metaphor and delved into the space that comic theorist Scott McCloud has termed ‘the infinite canvas’.

Every scene is designed with subtle 3D movement  by creating the artwork in 3 layers to bring the page to life in a way never seen before.

Written by comic writing duo Leah Moore and John Reppion, the comic features the illustration of newly formed comic studio Windflower with initial concept art delivered by renowned Manga illustrator Emma Viecelli. Added to the mix are cinematic transitions, atmospheric animations, narrative hotspots and evocative soundscapes from composer Mike Reaney.

Released weekly in 10 parts, The Thrill Electric can be experienced via the bespoke comic reader at www.thethrillelectric.com

The Thrill Electric is also available for free on iOS devices from the App Store .

 

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