Madefire Press


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Emeryville, CA 94608 
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Press Kit

Madefire Press Kit

Media Coverage Highlights

“Editors Choice (2014); Best New Apps (2014); Best In App Store (2012)” — App Store

“I NEVER imagined I would get hooked on reading comic books on a TV screen. That changed last week after I picked up a new Apple TV” — New York Times

“A Startup Transforming Reading and How We Make Books” — Forbes

“Groundbreaking” — USA Today

“If you have an iOS device and love graphic storytelling, you should check this out” — TIME

Madefire now on AppleTV

TechRepublic – “The Future of Publishing is on your TV and VR”

BAM! SMACK! POW! – “The Future of Comics… and Storytelling”

Forbes – “Apple TV Aims To ‘Appify’ Television With Games, Content And Comics”

New York Times – “The New Apple TV Invigorates the Set-Top Box”

TIME – “10 Apps To Download on Your Apple TV Right Now”

The Washington Post – “If The Future of TV Is Apps, Sign Me Up”

Wired – “Apple TV Review”


New York Times Applied Reading, Sunday Book Review – “Moving Pictures”

App Watch: Madefire – “TNT’s The Last Ship on Madefire”

Publishers Weekly – “Amazon Tightens Its Grip On Digital Comics Distribution”

Fast Company – “Madefire’s Digital Comics Come To Android”

Forbes – “The Future Of Comic Books: Who Will Create Tomorrow’s Heroes?”

IGN – “The World Of Motion Books Just Got Bigger”

Forbes – “A Startup Transforming Reading and How We Make Books”

The Wall Street Journal – “Madefire and Key Publishers Team Up to Bring Motion Book Experience to Popular Titles”

VentureBeat – “7 Superheroic Companies that are Kicking Ass in Digital Comics”

TechCrunch – “Madefire Signs Up Its First Outside Publishers, Including IDW, For Its ‘Motion Books’ Platform”

>>> See COMPLETE media coverage list

Press Releases

Madefire Unveils Native Windows 10 Comics App

TNT AND Madefire join forces on The Last Ship Motion Book™ Series

Madefire – Finally the comic that begins to take advantage of new technologies.

Madefire Brings Indie Comic Book Artists to the Spotlight – “Thanks to Madefire’s new app, it’s much easier to find and enjoy comics made by the independent artists of DeviantArt, who are able to upload their work for sale within minutes, as opposed to other platforms, which take months to review and approve work.”

Madefire Debuts THE VALIANT #1 Motion Book – On Sale Now– “Valiant are a class act, and THE VALIANT is just stunning,” said Madefire CCO and Co-Founder Liam Sharp. “State-of-the-art visuals, fantastic writing… We’re extremely pleased to be able to bring another great chapter of the Valiant Universe to life on Madefire!” – December 10, 2014

JumpStart Enters Publishing Agreement with Madefire to Launch Motion Book Stories for Neopets –  “Motion Books are going to bring the Neopets characters and stories to life in exciting new ways, and we believe that the Neopets audience will be eager to embrace this new reading and audiovisual experience,” said David Lord, CEO of JumpStart. “The Motion Book reading experience is ideal for visual storytelling – and we’re looking forward to offering these new opportunities for interactive learning and entertainment.” – November 10, 2014

Madefire Motion Books – The World’s First Reading Experience for TV – “Madefire’s app is also the first app from the comics/reading category offered via Nexus Player, bringing its unique style of immersive reading and entertainment experience on TV. Madefire’s Motion Books are ideally suited to the big screen, with a one-of-a-kind combination of art, sound and interactivity that is expanding the possibilities of digital storytelling.” – November 3, 2014

Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment Partners with Madefire to Launch New Myths for the 21st Century – “As comic book characters continue to transition from the static page to the big screen and more in the digital age, it’s important that we at POW! explore new ways to share exciting new characters with fans everywhere,” said Stan Lee. “My team and I are excited to work with the Madefire Studio and their innovative Motion Books platform to help shape the next evolution in visual storytelling.” – October 31, 2014

Clive Barker’s Classic Horror Stories “Books of Blood Volume 1” Coming to Madefire Motion Books – “What we have done with the ‘Books of Blood’ is, I assure you, nothing short of astonishing,” said Clive Barker. “Prepare yourselves for an experience the likes of which you’ve never seen.” – October 28, 2014

Aspen Comics Set To Debut On Madefire Comics Reader On October 23rd – “Mike Turner was all too briefly – a towering giant in the comics industry. But he left us a legacy with his Aspen imprint that Madefire is delighted to be able to share,” said Liam Sharp, co-founder and CCO, Madefire. “As with Aspen, Madefire is a company founded on the back of great creators – which makes this a very natural fit!” – October 23, 2014

Madefire Leads Creator-First Revolution at New York Comic-Con – Madefire continues to dominate the creator-first revolution and announced today timed with New York Comic-Con an exclusive DeviantArt channel on the Madefire iOS and Android app — free for independent creators – October 9, 2014

Valiant joins Madefire ‘Print Books’ on iOS and Android for Day-and-Date digital releases – Valiant Entertainment is proud to announce a new partnership with Madefire – the cutting-edge digital comics platform – to bring Valiant’s complete library of award-winning comic book and collections to the newly launched “Print Books” storefront on Madefire’s iOS and Android apps – August 20, 2014

Madefire explodes global reach of the world’s most innovative digital comics platform with Android launch – Madefire has energized their “creator-first” stance with the open release of the web-based Motion Book Creation Tool to artists and authors anywhere in the world – July 24, 2014

Madefire Launches Free, Cloud-Based Motion Book Tool to Creators – DeviantArt members and creators of all skill levels now have access to cutting-edge tools in browser to create and share their Motion Books – July 9, 2014

Madefire Expands To Windows 8 With Exclusive Transformers Motion Book Release – Five new episodes of Hasbro and IDW Publishing’s Transformers are now available exclusively through the Madefire app on Windows 8 – June 25, 2014

Madefire Brings Four New Publishers to Motion Books – Madefire adds Clive Barker’s Seraphim, Arcana, Archie and Lion Forge to list of top-tier publishers on platform – May, 28 2014

DC/Madefire Conclusion to BAO and Expansion to iPhone – DC Entertainment and Madefire release the final installment of the BATMAN: ARKHAM ORIGINS on the iPhone – April 3, 2014

Top Cow and Madefire bring The Darkness to Motion Books – Top Cow Productions brings their best-selling title The Darkness to the Madefire Motion Book Platform – February 11, 2014

Madefire/DC Batman: Arkham Origins and Injustice Release – Madefire and DC Comics team up to bring you Batman and the DC Universe in Arkham Origins and Injustice – December 19, 2013

Hellboy in Hell and Dark Horse come to Madefire platform – Dark Horse Comics brings Hellboy in Hell to Madefire’s Motion Book platform – December 12, 2013

Madefire and Key Publisher Partnerships – Madefire and Key Publishers Team Up to Bring Motion Book Experience to Popular Titles – July 16, 2013

New Madefire Titles Announcement – Old meets new as Madefire expands Motion Book line – May 30, 2013

Madefire/deviantART Partnership Announcement – Madefire and deviantART Launch Motion Books to a Worldwide Audience – April 2, 2013

iPhone & iPod touch Launch – Madefire Brings Revolutionary Comics App to iPhone & iPod touch – September 27, 2012

Weekly content/Ben Abernathy release – Madefire Heats Up iPads with Launch of Weekly Digital Comics; DC Digital Editor Joins Storytelling Team – August 28, 2012