iPad

The Disturbing, Ethereal Comics of C.S. Pego, a Mexican Artist in Exile

I first met Cecilia “C.S.” Pego in Artists’ Alley at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. A native of Mexico City, she was there to promote her new graphic novel, Exilia: The Invisible Path. I found it visually stunning, not to mention a welcome relief from all the soulless superhero stuff. In the first half of our...

Scott Dadich on Best Practices in Digital Magazine Publishing

Early last year, Scott Dadich hosted a webinar about magazine publishing on the iPad that provided an insider’s perspective on the rapidly evolving field. In the year and a half since that broadcast, a lot has changed in the digital-publishing sphere. So we’re thrilled to have Dadich returning to host a follow-up presentation, Best...

A Report on Comic-Con… and Covert CIA Actions

Last week’s Comic-Con at San Diego’s Convention Center was overloaded with activities. If you were a Hollywood celeb–obsessed fan you may have spent much, if not most, of your time stuck in lines. But if you were a lover of well-designed graphic narratives, you needn’t have wasted one idle moment during the five full...

Creativity? There's an App for That!

Martha Stewart’s first creativity app brings paper crafting and design to the iPad. Developed in partnership with Happy, CraftStudio features Snapfish by HP as its exclusive launch sponsor and is now available in the App Store. Happy, developers of interactive apps exclusively for iOS (co-founded by Nicholas Callaway and Ellen Johnston, originally of Callaway...

Sprouting Pattern & Color: Q&A with Kapitza

I’m a long-time fan of Kapitza, the sister-duo Petra and Nicole Kapitza, who design clever patterns using font software. Their fonts not only help designers make smashingly inventive patterns, but they’re also useful as an alternative to stock illustrations. Kapitza has just launched their new Geometric app, a pattern-generator for iPhone or iPad, and...

Today's Obsession: Apple's Watching Us?

In a dropping of a symbolic rock into its proverbial puddle, O’Reilly Radar disclosed yesterday that Apple was collecting data about our locations and movements, and was tracking our motions around the country via our iPhones and iPads. Generated a lot of hand-wringing on the ‘net yesterday, let me tell you. Here, from Atlanta...

Today's Obsession: LetterMpress

Over at Kickstarter today, there’s a really interesting potential iPad application going way over its funding goal. LetterMpress is a lovely idea for composing and printing images that act and look a lot like the real thing. Funding up to $15,000 was requested, but founder John Bonadies from central Illinois is more than twice...

Today’s Obsession: Finding your Phone

Yesterday saw the release of iOS 4.2 for all of apple’s mobile devices. With this release, the company has opened up a particularly valuable feature of Mobile Me to all AppleID holders for free: Find My iPhone. The service not only finds your phone, it lets you either lock or erase it from a...

Today's Obsession: Martha on the iPad

If you’re paying attention to digital publishing for iOS, you know that Adobe’s recently released the Digital Publishing Suite in beta for InDesign. I spoke about this briefly last week. When I reviewed CS5 a million years ago, I was confused as to why inDesign seemed to have interactive capabilities (and remember, this was...

Today's Obsession: Publishing for the iPad

Last week, Adobe released beta versions of a very interesting set of tools for InDesign—a Digital Publishing Suite for designers developing for the iPad. It’s available now at Adobe Labs. (One caveat: It’s in beta, so go into it understanding that beta means things may be a little buggy here and there.)