Anna Podewora and Kate Redesiuk's motion comic Milk for the Ugly has been viewed by more than 600,000 readers.
DeviantArt is a hive of creativity. Madefire, meanwhile, is where creative people go to share their motion comics. If it sounds like a match made in heaven, we'd probably agree. And so would they. In fact, the two sites, sensing opportunity, embarked on a partnership earlier this year which resulted in the creation of Motion Book Tool. A cloud-based program aimed at giving artists the tools needed to produce their own motion comic, it's already been employed by numerous DeviantArt users to produce their own works which have then been pubished to Madefire's app and on DeviantArt itself.
That a website of artists would jump on such tools probably won't surprise anyone. What's interested many however is just how successful some of the resultant works have been. Anna Podewora and Kate Redesiuk's comic Milk for the Ugly, for instance, has enjoyed unprecedented success, drawing in more than 610,000 views and even rising above other top titles Batman and My Little Pony on Madefire's charts. According to DeviantArt co-founder and CEO Angelo Sotira, this sort of success exemplifies the site's standard of pushing boundaries forward.
"Launching the Motion Book Tool to our vast community empowers a new wave of creative storytelling," said Sotira. "Our community is known for pushing the boundaries of enhanced storytelling, and this tool allows our members to usher in the most powerful option out there."
If nothing else, it's evidence that the right people, given the right tools can produce something impressive and unique. Rest assured we'll definitely be watching the site more closely to see what else its users come up with.