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Mr. Boffo embedded with scannable tag for mobile phones

I’m not sure I have all the pieces put together. From what I’m gathering, starting today the “Mister Boffo” has a “tag” printed inside the strip that when scanned by a mobile device (requires an app download) reveals an animated comic. I’m reading about this in the Star Tribune’s (MN) paper, so it may be […]

Posted on: Jun 28, 2010,  Section: Comic strips, mobile, Technology, Comments: 6 Comments

Dennis the Menace on Your Mobile Phone

The Times Online (UK) reports that Dennis the Menace will now be available on your mobile phone through ROK Comics which also provides Garfield, Doonesbury. However visiting ROK’s web site reveals nothing about this latest news.

Posted on: Aug 20, 2007,  Section: Comic strips, Technology, Comments: 4 Comments

Jeff Smith’s Bone coming to mobile phones

uClick has announced that Jeff Smith’s Bone character is going to be available on mobile phones. Launched on July 26th, new chapters are added weekly.

Posted on: Aug 9, 2007,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Jeff Smith’s Bone coming to mobile phones

GoComics to release first mobile phone comic book

From Universal Press Syndicate comes news that GoComics will be releasing the first mobile phone comic book on August 20th. The comic entitled, “Thunder Road” will be delivered as a slideshow to the phone. “Thunder Road” is created by Sean Demory and drawn by Steven Sanders and is a “post-apocalyptic, diesel punk action adventure” – […]

Posted on: Jul 31, 2007,  Section: Comic strips, Technology, Comments: 2 Comments

GoGags soliciting more cartoonists for mobile phone deal

I received and email from Dawn Douglas, the founder of GoGags (not to be confused with Universal Press’ GoComics) who is wheeling and dealing to get more cartoonists to sign up for their mobile cartoon and “My Fridj” products.  These products allow any cartoonist to publish their cartoons on to mobile phones and take a generous percentage of the advertising and direct sales for each cartoon.

Posted on: Jun 26, 2006,  Section: Cartoons, Comments: 10 Comments

Zits now on your mobile phone

Zits has joined several other comic features to be added as premium content for mobile phone users.� Airborne Entertainment announced that it has signed a deal with King Features to allow Zits to be used on mobile phones.

Posted on: Jun 22, 2006,  Section: Comic strips, Technology, Comments: Comments Off on Zits now on your mobile phone

Another comic to mobile phone service debuts

Information Week has a story about a new California startup company that is offering a free comic strip service that includes “Girls & Sports” (by Justin Borus and Andrew Feinstein) and “The Meaning of Lila” (by John Forgetta)….  Peanuts is distributed through Namco; Dilbert can be had through Verizon; Garfield is distributed through Gocomics; and GoGags is also a newly launched product that allows any cartoonist to get into the phonesWill mobile phones be the next comics page?

Posted on: May 5, 2006,  Section: Comic strips, Technology, Comments: Comments Off on Another comic to mobile phone service debuts

Any cartoonist can post to mobile phones with goGags

Full Tilt Features has announced goGags a service that allows cartoonists to put their cartoons on mobile phones – a growing market. Any cartoonist can join. There is a registration fee of $50/year (only $25 until end of March), but the cartoonist keeps 50% of revenue. If you want a piece of the pie, this […]

Posted on: Mar 21, 2006,  Section: Cartoons, Technology, Comments: 5 Comments

Dilbert will soon become a mobile phone game

Scott Adam’s “Dilbert” will soon be a downloadable game for you mobile phone according to this press release by Namco. Namco Networks, a leading publisher and developer of wireless games and content, today announced plans to bring Dilbert to mobile phones through a partnership with United Media, a worldwide licensing and syndication company focused on […]

Posted on: Jan 25, 2006,  Section: Comic strips, Technology, Comments: Comments Off on Dilbert will soon become a mobile phone game

Dilbert Fans Can Now Get Their Daily Dose of the Popular Cartoon Strip on Their Verizon Wireless Mobile Web 2.0-Enabled Phones

Can’t get your daily Dilbert fix? You can now get Scott Adam’s comic strip on your mobile phone. “Dilbert is a pop culture icon, and we are excited to offer this great new service to Verizon Wireless’ Mobile Web 2.0 customers,” said Adam Lavine, Chief Executive Officer of FunMail, Inc. “We are very pleased to […]

Posted on: Nov 19, 2005,  Section: Comic strips, Technology, Comments: Comments Off on Dilbert Fans Can Now Get Their Daily Dose of the Popular Cartoon Strip on Their Verizon Wireless Mobile Web 2.0-Enabled Phones

Check out GoComics.com and GoComics mobile apps

I’m incredibly happy that Universal Uclick, the people who syndicate some of the best known features in the world, is this week’s sponsor. Universal operates GoComics.com – home to hundreds of the finest comics on the innerwebs. In fact, I’m not quite sure a larger collection of comic strips exists on the web. Each month […]

Posted on: May 19, 2014,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, United Media, Comments: 3 Comments

Americans who access internet with mobile device doubles since 2009

The Pew Research Center has released a study on the mobile device usage in the US. Here’s their summary: Nearly two-thirds (63%) of cell phone owners now use their phone to go online, according to a new survey by the Pew Research Center?s Internet & American Life Project. We call them ?cell internet users? and […]

Posted on: Sep 17, 2013,  Section: Comic strips, mobile, Comments: Comments Off on Americans who access internet with mobile device doubles since 2009

Gocomics releases free, new mobile app

As far as syndicates go, Universal Uclick has always been a leader in the mobile space. They were the first to have a mobile friendly website and one of the first to release iPhone apps for various comic titles. But I failed to realize that they didn?t have a native mobile app available. They?ve now […]

Posted on: Apr 22, 2013,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, mobile, Technology, Comments: 1 Comment

iPad dominates mobile online shopping this last weekend

Interesting report from TAUW (The Unofficial Apple Weblog) regarding the increase in the number of people shopping this last Black Friday from a mobile device: That usage trend is continuing, based on IBM’s retail analytics report covering Black Friday’s online shopping surge. With online sales on Friday up 20.7% year-over-year, there was a lot of […]

Posted on: Nov 26, 2012,  Section: Technology, Comments: Comments Off on iPad dominates mobile online shopping this last weekend

King Features releases DailyInk for Android phones

King Features has expanded its mobile footprint to a larger audience with the release of an Android version of their DailyInk app. The iPhone/iPad version was launched last December. To get the Android app, visit the Android Market.

Posted on: Dec 23, 2011,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on King Features releases DailyInk for Android phones