QUICKCOMIC.COM (2007)

visiting authors are presented with an empty four-panel comic, which they populate with illustrated characters. the author then adds text to the characters, and can save and share the comic with anyone online. characters range from national and international political celebrities to random cartoon personalities.

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As a media consumer, digesting an oversized buffet of sound bites on a daily basis, it's tempting to wonder what you would have said in this or that situation. Would you respond with wit and charm? Awkward confusion? Would you have joked your way out of political trouble? Or buried yourself in the process?

Quickcomic gives visitors the chance to put their words in the mouths of others. Visiting authors are presented with an empty four-panel comic, which they populate with illustrated characters. Characters range from inter/national political celebrities to whimsical cartoon characters, giving the author a range of mouthpieces through which to voice their own politics and humor.

The core experience of Quickcomic comprises deciding what to write, and reading and sharing the words of others. Visitors can read and vote on existing comics, and can send them to friends or post them to blogs, a la YouTube. Quickcomic is the "magic crayon" of political cartooning, opening the medium to a larger group of contributors.

Quickcomic http://quickcomic.com

Quickcomic was developed by media artist Eric Socolofsky (http://transmote.com), illustrator/designer Alex Eben Meyer (http://eben.com), and technologist Ahmad Saeed (http://coldhands.info).

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