Tokyo-based publisher EigoTown is looking to have around 600 black and white and greyscale illustrations coloured for use on the iPhone and iPad and has put out an appeal for samples to British creators.
“We’re creating Apps based on Oxford University Press’ graded reader series for learners of English,” explains EigoTown’s Russell Willis, who some downthetubes readers may recall as the editor of some ace British indie comics magazines such as Infinity back in the 1980s.
“We only need screen resolution and the maximum size is the viewable area of the iPad’s screen (768 x 1004).
• Interested parties should contact Russell via russell.willisATeigotown.com. Please put “Colouring Work for iPad” in the subject line.
The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War” and “Dan Dare”.
He’s the writer of “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.