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Announcing the Free Comic Format


The free comic format (working title) is a new free comic book format that I’m developing as a python library, the special thing about this format is that the base comic has no text or speech bubbles, and instead those are loaded in a per-language basis which allows for low sized multi language comics, this means that you don’t have to include all the comic page for just a translation, instead the comic page and the text are sepearate things, and the speech bubbles take much less space since they are vector graphics.

The format is meant to be easy to implement, as it’s basically a zip with json files, it also supports multiple comics in the same container.

The default Python tools will include a viewer, a python library and a tool to build files.

A spec will be released when it’s ready.