Aug 13th, 2008
Here’s something fun for kids and adults. plasq, the maker of the very popular Comic Life, has released an application for the iPhone, Comic Touch. I recently heard Keith Lang of plasq talking about it on the podcast MacJury. I was curious to see how it would work, skeptical that it could do much on such a small screen.
OMG, it’s great! You can take a photo with the iPhone and turn it into a little comic with speech balloons, thought bubbles, and captions that look like real comic book stuff. I created the little one below with a photo from Camp Jean in about two minutes–without having to read a manual.
You can also use photos from your iPhoto library. Special effects are available. Best of all: you can email the finished product in a couple of taps! I wish I had this while we were on the trip–I could have sent some funny stuff back to my sister and brother-in-law.
As a geek, I’m excited by this glimpse of how cool the iPhone can be. As an aunt, I know this is going to earn me lots of cool aunt points!
Comic Touch is $4.99 at the iTunes App Store.