Upgrade Soul Nominated for Two Awards at Stumptown Comics Fest; Creator Daniels To Talk Comics and Technology

Upgrade Soul Nominated for Two Awards at Stumptown Comics Fest; Creator Daniels To Talk Comics and Technology

Upgrade Soul Nominated for Two Awards at Stumptown Comics Fest; Creator Daniels To Talk Comics and Technology

We’re delighted to announce that Upgrade Soul has been nominated for two Stumptown Comics Awards (Best Artwork and Best Webcomic) as part of the upcoming Stumptown Comics Fest in Portland, Oregon. Writer/illustrator Ezra Claytan Daniels will be speaking at the festival on Sunday, April 28th about the creative possibilities that emerge when comics and interactive technology collide. Here’s the official description of his talk, entitled “The Potential of New Technologies”:

How do we harness new technologies to take comics storytelling beyond the existing digital comics templates? What will come next? Ezra Claytan Daniels (Upgrade Soul) leads an open group discussion on the concepts and philosophies behind using technology, from gesture control to artificial intelligence, and new delivery platforms, like tablets and smartphones, to tell truly new types of stories.

If you’re lucky enough to be at Stumptown, keep an eye out for Ezra’s table where you’ll have the chance to purchase a very limited black and white print edition of Upgrade Soul that includes the yet-to-be-released Chapter 6. (Rumors say he might have some soul-shaped cookies there for your consumption as well!)

Knock ’em dead, Ezra!

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