Madefire Press


Josh Wilkie
805 Folger Ave
Berkeley, CA 94710 
+1 770.653.7545 

Media Coverage Highlights

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

“Groundbreaking” — USA Today

“… the next big thing in the comic book reading experience” — Wired

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

Dave Gibbons Interviewed by MTV Geek at New York Comic Con 2012


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”

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Press Releases

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 releasesValiant 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