Over the last year, we [the SketchBook team] have had the fortune of following and, on multiple occasions, collaborating with Bobby Chiu & the crew at Imaginism Studios. Niko and the Sword of Light is a new and exciting project that they have embarked on that we wanted to share, not only because SketchBook Pro played a role in the process, but because of the inspiring qualities and childhood-driven passion that many of us can relate to.
Niko and the Sword of Light
'A boy alone in a savage land, fighting the forces of darkness. His people are all but gone, his kingdom destroyed apart from one surviving relic: a magical sword of light that was forged by gods, which will help this lone hero return his land to freedom.'
Building the future of comic book storytelling
This project emerged from combining the originality of Imaginism’s Bobby Chiu and Kei Acedera (character designers of Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland), with the creativity and vision of their friends Jim Bryson and Adam Jeffcoat, animation directors from Studio NX. From growing up with comic books to working in the animation and movie industries, it was a natural progression for us to unite our biggest passions into one interactive experience.
The rapid spread of iPads and other tablets across the globe has opened up exciting possibilities for storytelling that in the past, we could only dream of. We are merging these capabilities with our own skills and knowledge of the movie industry to bring you a comic book where every panel is transformed into a fully animated audio/visual experience.
The Kickstarter Trailer
Learn more about or support Niko and the Sword of Light at www.kickstarter.com