Saturday, January 31, 2009

GROUNDED - now on itunes

When my mother first discovered text messaging (at the end of last year), I welcomed her into the 20th century.

Now, courtesy of Uclick welcome GROUNDED, my first (and possibly best, comic work) to the 21st century. Each issue is available for 99 Cents as an application on itunes. You can download to your iphone, or ipod touch (I'm not sure about previous models of ipods...if your ipod handles apps, it should work).

It's a cheap way to try GROUNDED if you haven't already, or to get a hold of one of the incredibly scarce single issues you missed.

Click HERE to go directly to the itunes store and, hopefully, buy it. If you don't plan on buying it, don't have an iphone or ipod...well, say hi to my mom in the last century. Seriously though, even if you don't have any of these things, if you can click on the link and leave a words are necessary, just five stars, that would mean a lot.

I think this is a step towards the future of comics, and I'm proud to be embracing it.

Here's the official press release:

Grounded Comic Book Now on iPhone and iPod Touch from UCLICK®

Kansas City, MO (January XX, 2009) – Grounded, Mark Sable’s coming-of-age superhero tale with a clever twist, is available now on iPhone and iPod Touch through Uclick, the #1 distributor of comics and games on mobile phones. The first three issues of the acclaimed series are available for download on the iPhone App Store at $.99(US)cents each.

Grounded, written by Mark Sable and illustrated by Paul Azaceta, starts with the classic superhero-in-training premise, but quickly turns that premise on its ear. When Jonathan Shepherd discovers that his parents are secretly superheroes, he is sent to a special school for kids with superpowers, despite the fact that he has none himself. While other teenagers might wilt under those circumstances, Jonathan remains determined to prove he has the makeup of a hero.

“Some comic books only claim to have an everyman hero,” said Uclick CEO Douglas Edwards. “Grounded really has it. Jonathan is a hero in a way anyone can be, but few actually are.”

“Grounded is a six-issue character study that takes place in its own brightly colored, self-contained universe,” said Edwards. “Above all else, that makes it instantly accessible – a perfect fit for the Uclick iPhone player, because instant accessibility is what our player is all about.”

Uclick has created dozens of comic apps for the iPhone and iPod Touch in recent weeks, including Bone, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Godland, Halo & Sprocket, as well as webcomic collections Pibgorn, Basic Instructions and We the Robots and the manga hit Dramacon.

The iPhone Uclick apps feature tap-and-swipe, panel-by-panel controls. The large multi-touch screen on the Apple devices enables clear, high-resolution presentation, but users can also utilize the zoom feature to get an even closer look at any panel.

To get Grounded and other favorite comic books, manga and graphic novels for the iPhone and iPod Touch go to the new Uclick Web App by typing into the Safari browser or visit the App Store on the iPhone or on iTunes.


UCLICK® is the leading digital entertainment provider of humor, comic strips, manga, graphic novels, editorial cartoons, and other content for desktop, web and mobile phones. Uclick is also the leading creator and distributor of crosswords, and other word and number puzzles. Partners featuring Uclick content include the leading consumer portals Yahoo!,, New York Times,,, CNN, USA Today, and AOL. Uclick features include the top brand franchises Garfield, Doonesbury, Calvin and Hobbes, Paul Frank, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, TOKYOPOP, USA Today, Pat Sajak, Wyland, and many more. Uclick creative content and services are available through the website, U.S. mobile phone operators, the iTunes App Store, and other distributors worldwide. UCLICK, LLC is a division of Andrews McMeel Universal, the leading newspaper syndicate and publisher of humor books and calendars in North America.
For more information on Uclick, visit


max said...
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max said...

Cool, how does that system work? You'll have to let me know how it goes for your book.