Patterico's Pontifications

7/13/2006

Get Day by Day on Your Cell Phone

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 9:40 pm



Chris Muir tells me that Day by Day is now available on your cell phone. The press release is in the extended entry. (Funny, you’d never guess it’s a press release from the way it’s written!)

PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Comic Strip Network Adds ‘Dating Amy’ and ‘Day by Day’ Cartoons

Beverly Hills, CA – July 10, 2006 – SmashPhone, a mobile phone comic strip network, today announced it’s bringing Amy DeZeller’s Dating Amy and Chris Muir’s Day by Day comic strips to mobile phones everywhere. Viewers can access the SmashPhone Comic Strip Network through Verizon, Cingular, Sprint, T-Mobile and many other carriers. The comics are served by SmashPhone for free (although phone company data charges may apply).

“I’m excited to be included by SmashPhone,” says Dating Amy author Amy DeZellar. “I think it’s the first time a book has been promoted this way.” DeZellar is the author of the hilarious blog-turned-memoir Dating Amy that tracks DeZellar’s experiences dating fifty men over a two year period. Dating Amy, the book, is published by Warner Book’s 5-Spot imprint that’s targeted toward “chicks with brains” and is available in bookstores everywhere. Dating Amy, the cartoon, is a limited edition created by author Amy DeZellar and artist Kate Lint.

Chris Muir’s Day by Day comic strip is based on each day’s political events. How’s that for topical? This shoot-from-the-hip toon follows four characters and their reactions to news and thoughts of the day. Day by Day garnered 12,000 loyal daily readers by encouraging websites to embed the daily comic strip freely. “Comic strips have to be on mobile,” says Muir. “It’s adapt or die! All the market growth is on phones, especially with kids and comic strips.” Muir said he chose SmashPhone because they can reach more phones than anyone else (over 1.2B phones).

SmashPhone also launched its website www.ComicStripNetwork.com and released new mobile technology to make comic strips compatible with even more carriers and phones. “Our technology enables us to reach a mass market of billions of mobile phones,” notes SmashPhone founder Robin Rowe.

To view comic strips on your mobile phone enter the mobile WAP address: http://wap.smashphone.com (URL for mobile phones only) or sign up using your computer at http://www.smashphone.com (URL for computers) to have the WAP link sent to your phone.

About SmashPhone

SmashPhone launched its comic strip network with the nationally recognized comic strips Girls & Sports and The Meaning of Lila and the new comic strip Mostly Heads in May of 2006. The SmashPhone Comic Strip Network was founded by former DreamWorks Animation research technologist Robin Rowe and former E! Entertainment Network mobile producer Darren Jones.

Press Contact

Robin Rowe, co-founder
SmashPhone
310-278-4012
Robin@SmashPhone.com
http://www.smashphone.com
http://www.comicstripnetwork.com

I include this press release so you’ll know how to access the cartoon on the cell phone. I’m pretty sure the way to do it is in there somewhere. My eyes glazed over reading the P.R. language, so I’m making it your job to wade through that and figure it out.

2 Responses to “Get Day by Day on Your Cell Phone”

  1. WOOOOW ! Great new! That just started my day off right. More fun on cell phones apart form those i-tunes, image gallery and games.

    Scott (9e43cb)

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