Award-winning interactive graphic novel for the iPad, coming to iPhone and iPod Touch in July
San Francisco, CA (June 28, 2012)—Cognito Comics today announced their innovative digital graphic novel, CIA: Operation Ajax, will be coming to a new platform, the iPhone and the iPod Touch, in July. After debuting on the iPad a year ago, CIA: Operation Ajax has received much acclaim and recognition for its revolutionary approach to digital comics. Creative director and founder of Cognito Comics, Daniel Burwen, pioneered a richer method of storytelling by combining digital tools with the legacy of the printed page. The result is an unparalleled, interactive experience for the reader in the burgeoning tablet age.
At San Diego Comic-Con, Burwen will host an in-depth discussion of graphic novels in the digital space and the inspiration for CIA: Operation Ajax in his panel “Reinventing the Graphic Novel for the iPad,” on Sunday, July 15th from 12 noon to 1 pm in room 24ABC. Prior to San Diego Comic-Con, Burwen hosted a very successful SXSW panel on the same topic in March; watch the video here and get more information is available here.
Winner of the FWA Mobile of the Day Award on January 26, 2012, CIA: Operation Ajax was also recognized as an honoree at the 16th Annual Webby Awards, and was runner up for both the 2011 Best App Ever Awards and the 2012 CES Mobile Apps Showdown. This year, Flurry App Spotlight Awards also chose CIA: Operation Ajax as a finalist.
“We’re very excited to talk about the new era of interactive graphic novels with the San Diego Comic-Con audience,” said Burwen. “Ajax offers a brand new experience for fans of comics, books and history, and we’re looking forward to making its iPhone debut at a comics convention.”
Working closely with Stephen Kinzer, national bestselling author of All the Shah’s Men: An American Coup and The Roots of Middle East Terror, CIA: Operation Ajax brings to life the 1953 Iranian coup d’etat, where the CIA and British government plotted to stage a revolution against Iran’s Prime Minister, Mohammed Mossadegh. Combining subtle animation with a full film-quality score, this 210-page true to life story unfolds in a groundbreaking cinematic reading experience.
Added Burwen: “Operation Ajax has done exceptionally well on the iPad, and we’re looking forward to launching it on the small screen, offering it to a huge new audience through the iPhone and iPod Touch.”
Packed with additional content, CIA: Operation Ajax also includes authentic declassified documents, twenty-two character dossiers, historical photos, and nine news reels from the era embedded right into the story. Starting today, fans will be able to enjoy this revolutionary graphic novel and interact with Eisenhower, Churchill, the Dulles brothers, Mossadegh, and the Shah right in their pocket.
Check out more information on Cognito Comics here: http://www.cognitocomics.com/operationajax