Augment This! (Issue #1)

Today I’m debuting the world’s first augmented reality comic!

(though I’m sure to be proved wrong on that claim)

This is not an AR comic “using” augmented reality, but is “about” it.  I wanted to capture some of the humorous aspects of augmented reality and its applications.  A web comic seemed like the best medium, so I enlisted a friend who’s an illustrator to do the artwork.  I’m going to do this weekly for the summer and see how it goes.  Comments or email are always welcome. 

 

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If you’re wondering why the last panel changed, its in “chibi” manga style.  When characters have overblown emotions, the characters become more exaggerated.  While I’m familiar with manga, having spent time in Japan, I didn’t know all the nuances, so I thought I’d better point that out. 

Hope you all enjoy the comics in the upcoming weeks.

Creative Commons License
Augment This! (Issue #1) by Thomas K Carpenter is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License.

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5 Responses to Augment This! (Issue #1)

  1. David Beaney says:

    Hey an AR web comic! Sweet I shall add this to my weekly comic reading list. Oh btw, congrats on the updated website, the comments actually show up on my browser (chrome) now. I like the more modern feel to it.

  2. David Beaney says:

    Oopps, I forgot just a small bit of constructive criticism if I may: to mention you might want to upload the comic in a better resolution or format, the text is a bit hard to read. Thanks

  3. Tom Carpenter says:

    @ David – thanks for the feedback. I’ll see what we can do about the text. Its new for both myself and the illustrator, so we’ll have to experiement to figure out what shows up best.

    And I’m glad you like the updated website. The other one had some formatting issues that bothered me. This one looks cleaner and I like the way the fonts read.

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