At least, we hope they will be soon. A group of computer geeks paved the way this week with a digital comic book strip they built with Twitter’s new video app, Vine:
What is This Thing Called “Vine”?
Now more than ever before, creating and posting all forms of content online is NBD. Any Tom, Dick and Harry can become a “writer” instantly thanks to blogging platforms like WordPress and Tumblr. (Writer meekly points thumbs at self.) Your teenage sister has overnight transformed into a fashion photographer with a penchant for mood lighting, thanks to Instagram.
Vine lets you share 6-second video clips on Twitter. It was launched in January and has totally blown up in a short period of time. Over 100,000 “Vines” posted during the weekend of the Grammy’s, lamestorm Nemo and NY Fashion Week alone. The keys to its success? It’s free – and easy to use.
For an indie comic writer or artist looking to make it big, Vine has the potential to be used as a powerful marketing tool.
So what do you think? Could Vine become a launchpad for wannabe comics to get their stuff seen by the masses? What kinds of digital comic books can you create with Vine? We’d love to see!