Art Speigelman: Maus – a Voyager Expanded Book on CDROM 1994

Art Speigelman: Maus - a Voyager Expanded Book on CDROM 1994

Twenty years before Scott McCloud’s brilliant insight into digital comics, Reinventing Comics, Bob and Aileen Stein’s The Voyager Company began to explore the territory of ‘interactive comics’ – migrating the page to the screen and using the hypermedia tool Hypercard to add features such as hyperlinked context, interviews, video, indicing, bookmarks and other features entirely new to the general public in 1994 – a couple of years before these became part of the expectation of the media experience after the Web. The best of the current ibook tools (such as Apple’s iBook Author) are only just starting to catch up (in form, and in content-design tools) with what the Voyager creative team did 20 years ago.

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