Ascent from Akeron motion comic

We don’t typically follow comics, but Ascent from Akeron caught our attention for a couple reasons. 

  1. It’s an exceptionally well-crafted motion comic, a once experimental form that has gone (relatively) mainstream and represents yet another exciting frontier of motion design.
  2. It has a killer team behind it. Written by William Maher and illustrated by Gustavo Garcia, it’s produced by Femke Wolting, Bruno Felix and Tommy Pallotta, who won a Digital Emmy in 2015 for the partly animated interactive documentary, Last Hijack.

The Prologue and Episode 1 of Ascent from Akeron are available for free online now. The ambitious goal of their Kickstarter campaign is to release 12 total episodes via an app.

The official synopsis: “Set in the distant future, Ascent from Akeron is a post-apocalyptic thriller that imagines a world without superheroes.”

We’re intrigued.

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Justin Cone

Together with Carlos El Asmar, Justin co-founded Motionographer, F5 and The Motion Awards. He currently lives in Austin, Texas with is wife, son and fluffball of a dog. Before taking on Motionographer full-time, Justin worked in various capacities at Psyop, NBC-Universal, Apple, Adobe and SCAD.