Thursday, July 23, 2009

Comic News: Comic Themes for iGoogle

Today at Comic-Con, Google introduced a new collection of iGoogle themes focused on comics ( iGoogle is all about personalizing your homepage the way you want it with the stuff you like.

We've teamed up with more than a dozen comics publishers and wide range of artists to create a collection of over 50 themes in total, giving them a new canvas to bring their comics to life in millions of iGoogle pages. With these new themes, our comics partners have an opportunity to connect with their communities and fan bases through a new dynamic medium. Whether users are hardcore comic readers or simply admirers of the illustrations and graphics, we hope the visuals from nostalgic comics like Charles Schulz's Peanuts, iconic heroes like DC's Superman and Marvel's The Hulk, colorful manga stories like Rumiko Takahashi's RIN-NE, and work from alternative comics creators like Dan Clowes will provide them with more choices to reflect their personal style and interests.

Participating comics creators in this theme collection include:

Dark Horse Comics - Hellboy
DC Comics - Blackest Night, Superman: World of New Krypton, Batman Reborn, Fables, Vertigo, WildStorm, Women of the DC Universe, Zuda Comics
Diesel Sweeties - Richard Stevens 3
Fantagraphics - Daniel Clowes, Popeye by E.C. Segar, Krazy & Ignatz by George Herriman, The Museum of Love and Mystery by Jim Woodring, Kim Deitch, Jaime Hernandez, Megan Kelso: Dinosaurs
First Second Books - A.L.I.E.E.E.N., American Born Chinese, Drawing Words and Writing Pictures, The Professor’s Daughter, Adventures in Cartooning, The Eternal Smile, Robot Dreams
Lark Pien - Lark Pien
Marvel - Captain America, Iron Man, The Hulk, Spider-Woman
MUTTS - Patrick McDonnell
Oni Press - Oni Press Illustrators
Picture Box - Lauren Weinstein
Secret Acres - Minty Lewis
Sparkplug - Hellen Jo
Top Shelf - Jeffrey Brown, Johnny Boo by James Kochalka, Owly by Andy Runton, Renée French
Uclick - Garfield by Jim Davis, TMNT, Ziggy by Tom Wilson
United Media - Dilbert, Peanuts, Pearls Before Swine, Nancy
Viz Media - RIN-NE by Rumiko Takahashi, Children of the Sea by Daisuke Igarashi, Beat Girl by Shojo Beat

For more information, you can read the blog post on the announcement

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