Screendiver – the Digital Comics Directory is a growing collection of the world’s best interactive comics. From short interactive web comics to ambitious interactive comic apps, Screendiver is the goto place for adventurous comic readers.
If you are interested in how comic creators use new technologies to create a new breed of comics, you have come to the right place.
Screendiver was conceived in 2014 at the Fumetto Comics Festival in Lucerne. Seven pioneers of interactive comics gathered in the Swiss town to take part in the first exhibition dedicated to interactive comics. They were Ezra Claytan Daniels (US), Daniel Burwen (US), Sutu (AUS), Jason Shiga (US), Baptiste and Julien Milési (CH) and Remco Vlaanderen of Submarine Channel (NL).
During a panel discussion we all agreed that distribution is the biggest challenge. Our interactive comics live on different platforms and devices. There are comic apps, webcomics, VR comics, Instagram comics, mobile-only comics. There was no centralised distribution channel like there is for linear digital comics or print comics. To give you an example: try searching for “interactive comic” in the App Store or Google Play and you’ll be lucky to get one or two results that matter.
The solution? We needed to improve the discoverability of interactive comics. That’s why we created Screendiver; an online directory that collects the best interactive comics, regardless of the platform they were published on to make it easier for audiences to find these productions. We launched Screendiver in January 2017.
The opening of the “Motion Comics – The Beginnings” exhibition at the Fumetto Festival.
If you have a suggestion for an interactive comic or if you have a project of your own that you’d like to add to the directory, then please join the Screendiver Facebook group and post a link to your project.
Designer: Ezra C. Daniels with Christiaan de Rooij.
Developer: Aart Jan van der Linden (present), Tijmes Woudenberg (past).
Managing editor: Remco Vlaanderen.
Assistant editors: Nola der Weduwe (present), Davide Banis (past), Asya Sagiroglu (past).
Interactive producer: Corine Meijers.
Powered by Submarine Channel.
Prostress is created by Han Hoogerbrugge and produced by Henny de Man.
Thanks to all creators who are on Screendiver, Ezra Daniels, The Fumetto Festival: Jana Jakoubek and Christian Ströhle, Submarine Channel: Bruno Felix & Femke Wolting.
Send us an email with questions, feedback or suggestions for projects.