I love Comic Life. That’s why I’m delighted to have a pre-release hands-on with the new “pro” version, Comic Life Magiq!
Brian Caldwell, Senior Director of Plasq.com, notes that Comic Life Magiq took 15 months of development and is released as a new Leopard only application. The reason? Comic Life Magiq is built from the ground up to leverage the power of Mac OS X 10.5 core technologies, like Core Image and Core Animation resulting in photo-comics with unique visual effects and elegant layout. See more screenshots after the jump…
He also notes that “[t]he comic page layout engine can handle complex and creatively-curved comic panels, speech balloons and captions. Artistic ‘brushes’ provide hand-drawn feel to lines, and powerful compositing lets the user flexibly combine their images. Also included are a collection of artist-commissioned templates, props, balloon shapes and spraycans”.
The new Comic Life Magiq has all kinds of interesting interactive details, like the pinwheel page layering selection on the top-left. As you can see, this is a professional level app, with all kinds of detailing you can apply to your comic creation. Great for creating educational tutorials too!
Don’t worry. You should be able download a trial copy by the time you read this. Retails $39.95 for a limited time, and it’s a $19.95 upgrade price for previous Comic Life owners like myself. Head over to watch their demo video!