Monday, April 29, 2013

GREETINGS FROM WEBCOMICS LAND: THE EMBEDDED PDF

Champion City Comics has produced more than twenty creator owned comics over the past four years, and I am very proud of the work we have developed. Our titles feature superhero stories, crime noir thrillers, tales of war, sci-fi adventures, and humor. Just click here to view our list of fantastic comics.

All of our comics are posted as embedded PDFs, which has annoyed a few readers. The embedded PDF has been the only major criticism I have read concerning Champion City Comics since we launched four years ago. When I started Champion City Comics, I thought that embedding a PDF would be the most beneficial and easy way to read our comics because embedded PDFs can be viewed via scrolling or in a book mode. Apparently, it is not loved by everyone.

I have embedded a short story below by Darrin O'Toole and Anand 'Kav' Kaviraj titled The Amazing Mister X. As you can see, it is possible to scroll down page by page to view the story. If the text is too small, one can click on the magnifying glass with the + symbol to increase the size of the page. Also, the story is not long, so scrolling works as the best option. You can read the story below or scroll down for another example of an embedded document.



The next story is Dr. Death vs The Zombie (Version 1.0) by TonyDoug Wright and Anand 'Kav' Kaviraj. This superhero horror story is 116 pages long, so scrolling might not be your first option for reading. Do you want to read it like a book? OK, just follow my directions. First, click FULLSCREEN on the top left corner of the image below. The page should be expanded. Now, I need you to go to the bottom left corner and switch the viewing mode from SCROLL to BOOK and see what happens. Much better?

Doctor Death vs The Zombie I hope you enjoyed taking a look at our comics via an embedded PDF. TonyDoug Wright is the owner, editor, and head writer at Champion City Comics

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