Motion Comic: The Killer

The Killer motion comic

With misty-eyed nostalgia we sometimes revisit The Killer – the very first interactive motion comic ever made (before Marvel coined the term). And it still holds, after all these years.

In 2011, we released another interactive motion comic The Art of Pho

Produced by Submarine Channel in 2001, The Killer is a twelve-part interactive animation series based on the famous French graphic novel series Le Tueur by Jacamon and Matz. Creative director of the online adaptation of The Killer was the then very young, very upcoming motion designer and animator Fons Schiedon.

Back in 2001, we wrote:

The Killer is not a movie and it’s not a comic, rather it’s an in-between medium that engages the viewer in the ice-cold monologues of a contract killer, via a ground-breaking, interactive format.

Over the years, this series has been licensed to websites and broadband channels around the globe.

Writers & Illustrators: Jacamon & Matz
Length: 12 x 7 mins

Matz (1967 Rouen, Normandy) has been obsessed by comics since he was a young boy. After graduating law school he leaves college to dedicate his life to write comics and launches some small works. Matz has various and very different influences from literature, films or even from music. Besides ‘The Killer’ he also worked together with Wilson on ‘Headshot’.

Jacamon (1967) was in his youth inspired by André Franquin, in him he saw a motor that would feed his imagination. He studied practical arts, course advertising in Paris. There he found his own style which was personal and pliable at the same time. Jacamon made his first moves in the comics field in 1986. In the following years, he focused on illustration work.

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2 Comments

  1. Leanne Hampson says on January 8, 2012:

    I love this take on the graphic novel, highly engaging. Is there more!!!!!

    • Remco Vlaanderen says on January 9, 2012:

      Thanks Leanne,

      We’re actually publishing a new one tomorrow!

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