Tangled Tales is an interactive book I produced some years ago. It's interactive nature required that it be hand-made in tiny editions. I had more recently commissioned a web designer to create an electronic version for my web site, and then as an ebook. Due to the unique interactivity, it was only viable to do for iTunes. As part of the Comics Production module I am publishing this to Apple's iTunes store - the only platform that can take the interactivity.
I have sought recommendations for the cover blurb from some creators with a particular interest in such work people: Matt Madden (author of 99 Ways to Tell a Story), and Jason Shiga (creator of Meanwhile and other interactive comics/apps). I've also contacted artist Ed Pinsent who gave me a quote I used on original publication to check he is happy for me to reuse this, or an amended version.
I have written a blurb, as follows:
‘Tangled Tales is a beguiling sequence of poetic strips and perhaps the earliest example I have encountered of its type: the rigorous permutational structure... yields dreamy, seemingly chance-based results’.
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