SOURCE: Planetwide Media

February 23, 2007 08:00 ET

Planetwide Media and Brickfish Announce the HyperComics.com Comic Book Contest

Make Your Own Comics With Comic Book Creator Software and Enter to Win Cash and Prizes!

NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 23, 2007 -- New York Comic Con 2007 - Booth #111 -- Planetwide Media and Brickfish announce today the HyperComics.com Comic Book Contest. This contest fuels the current user generated content craze by giving the comic book creators a free trial version of Planetwide Media's Comic Book Creator, plus the chance to have their finished masterpiece published free online at www.hypercomics.com and www.brickfish.com.

HyperComics.com is the new online destination for digital comic book creators. Brickfish is ideally suited to conduct this campaign as the market leader in Digital Engagement -- the art and science of enabling consumers to form digital communities with the brands they love. In the contest, comic book creators can submit their best original digital comics to HyperComics.com and Brickfish starting February 23, and enter to win one of two grand prizes of $250 cash plus a complete bundle of Comic Book Creator software! Memberships for both websites are free. Contest ends on March 31, 2007.

For contest details, see www.hypercomics.com or www.brickfish.com.

About Comic Book Creator™

Comic Book Creator interactive digital entertainment self-publishing software delivers the functionality of a complete digital art studio, complete with fully licensed artwork, speech bubbles, animations, and sound effects. Users can drag and drop images, icons, tag line symbols, clip art, audio clips and artwork into a selection of over 500 different layout and design templates, then combine their creations with a personalized storyline to make their own comics. The completed creations can then be posted to blogs or social networks, emailed to friends, printed in a comic book form or published to Planetwide's comic fans online social network at http://www.hypercomics.com

Comic Book Creator is also available in a variety of licensed and branded editions including Marvel, TOKYOPOP, Paramount Pictures, Sony Online Entertainment, Virgin Comics, National Geographic and Speed Racer to name a few. In addition to the current series, Planetwide Media is expanding Comic Book Creator brand into world-class entertainment, video game, sports, music and lifestyle markets.

About Planetwide Media

Planetwide Media, (a division of Planetwide Games, Inc.) provides a unique and patent pending, interactive, self-publishing personalized media platform for a wide audience of emerging consumers in the digital media space. The company provides web enabled tools, software applications and video games that provide personal interactivity. The company's signature product Comic Book Creator™ is a best of breed digital media platform that embraces User Generated Content (UGC) and enables users to blend their creations into their social networks, their blogs and across the web. Comic Book Creator is an easy to use platform that provides the consumer with a richly enhanced interactive digital experience.

About Brickfish

Brickfish is the first digital engagement company to provide a platform to connect brand owners with consumers through licensed user generated content. This approach creates a positive feedback loop between advertisers and consumers. Consumers are recognized and rewarded for participating in Brickfish campaigns as they create, review, vote on, and propagate content across the Internet. Brickfish campaigns motivate and reward consumer brand participation, and provide sophisticated reporting tools that benefit brand owners.

For more information, please visit www.hypercomics.com, www.mycomicbookcreator.com, www.myplanetwide.com or www.brickfish.com.

Comic Book Creator™ & © 2007 Planetwide Games, Inc. All rights reserved.

Contact Information

  • Media Contacts:

    Mark Politi
    Planetwide Media
    Vice President, Media Relations
    (949) 421-0488 Ext. 4212 Office
    (310) 409-5938 Mobile
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    Jenny Chong
    Terpin Communications Group
    (310) 821-6100 Ext. 103 Office
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    Gina Paoni
    Brickfish.com
    (858) 587-2530
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