By Haley Moore, March 20th, 2012

This was an interesting year for SXSW, and while much of the buzz was coalescing around the rise of startups and the possibility of new ways to fund projects, some of the most captivating moments for me focused on what Daniel Burwen of Cognito Comics called “an artisanal handcrafted quality.” It’s the quality in a work that forms an instinctive bond between you and the person who created it.

Burwen was using the term to refer to comic books, and explain why many attempts to bring long form comics to the digital world have fallen short. His iPad comic, CIA: Operation Ajax, impressed transmedia-savvy attendees not for its clever integration of real historical documents, but for its craftsmanship and attention to detail. The comic is about the CIA’s involvement in the overthrow of the Iranian government in the 1950s, and offers many opportunities to delve into primary source documents.

Burwen describes his project as a way to preserve the visual vocabulary of the graphic novel in moving to the new platforms of tablet and mobile – where a whole page can’t be shown at once, much less a majestic two page spread, or the even more challenging and imaginative reading possibilities provided by the printed page. Burwen and his team developed an iPad comic that follows the paths our eyes would follow on a regular comic page, with subtle musical cues, additional movement that changes focus in the frame, and animated flourishes.

But the technical side of the comic wasn’t really Burwen’s point. He managed to sketch out a philosophy and a detailed approach to the creative side of new media. It was the first time I’ve seen creative decisions – rather that strategic ones – discussed in such detail at a SXSW Interactive panel.

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Haley Moore is a newspaper reporter, artist, and playwright based in north Texas. She has worked on several indie, fan and commercial Alternate Reality Games.

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By Haley Moore, March 16th, 2012

Welcome to Transmedia Talk, a podcast covering all things Story. Transmedia Talk is co-hosted by Nick Braccia, Dee Cook, and Haley Moore and looks to shed light on the topic of transmedia storytelling with commentary, interviews and tips on how storytelling is moving into the 21st century.

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Michael Andersen of ARGNet returns to the podcast discuss transmedia in the second half of 2011. It was the year so nice, we had to review it twice!

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Michael Andersen, editor of ARGN.com.

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By Haley Moore, January 28th, 2012

Welcome to Transmedia Talk, a podcast covering all things Story. Transmedia Talk is co-hosted by Nick Braccia, Dee Cook, and Haley Moore and looks to shed light on the topic of transmedia storytelling with commentary, interviews and tips on how storytelling is moving into the 21st century.

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Jan Libby, the creator of Snow Town, talks with us about story, immersion, and her plan to turn her short ARG into a replayable app.

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By Haley Moore, January 21st, 2012

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Yomi Ayeni, creator of Clockwork Watch, talks about how he built his team, developed his vision, and what we can expect to experience in Clockwork Watch, a steampunk transmedia project that was recently named one of IndieGoGo’s top projects of 2011.

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The Clockwork Watch IndieGoGo page.

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