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). Smashphone as it is called is ad revenue supported. Both Girls & Sports and The Meaning of Lila are from Creators Syndicate.
Smashphone joins a number of mobile phone services geared toward delivering comics to the masses via their cell phone. 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 phones.
Will mobile phones be the next comics page?