There are thousands of photography apps that serve a specific editing functionality. Some are great for filters, some are great for collages, others help you take the ultimate panoramic. Now there’s one that’s great for making comic strips from your favorite memories.
Comixon is a new iOS app that allows users to overlay thought and speech bubbles on photos to create a comic book narrative. They can then apply filters that are reminiscent of old vintage comic books and string together a series of photos to create a mini comic series. The premise is simple, but the results can be as wacky, as romantic, as funny or as serious as the imagination allows. You know, just like a comic book.
When finished with a comic strip, users can publish it to the Comixon social feed or publish it to other social networks of their choice; while the Comixon feed is a unique way to see other user’s Comixon strips (there is certainly some inspiration to be gained), the real value of the app is the ability to share to Facebook, Twitter, or Tumblr. Noticeably lacking in the sharing functionality is currently Instagram. Hopefully with some more flexible dimension parameters, Instagram is not too far off in the roadmap.
If a series of photos isn’t your style, you can also upload a video and pull frames from the video to create a comic narrative from that follows the flow of the footage.
Comixon was launched on November 13, 2015 and was developed by Orange Rockets, an eight person team based out of Belize City.