The first PLAID AVENGER interactive, educational graphic novel is in the hizzle! Live and interactive starting now! Let the learning begin!
It's the 8th anniversary of the Plaid Avenger's existence, and his international reporting and insight is needed more than ever! For this third installment of the Plaid Avenger educational graphic novel series, we go all out digital and interactive in order to increase the learning potential: the classic comic format is merely the base from which we incorporate pop-up videos, maps, graphics, and lots of hidden features that compliment the narrative while allowing the user to learn much, much more detail about select background aspects of the real world story.
For this adventure, we decided to take on one of the most critical issues in US security, but one that is not well understood or reported on: the Mexican drug cartel war. Fueled by America’s war on drugs, funded by America’s drug habit, and fought with weapons smuggled over the American border, this war is the closest to home and yet extremely misunderstood by the American people and policy-makers alike. Our primary goal with this print edition and digital interactive comic book is to present a more narrative approach to explaining the situation south of our border, creating an environment that encourages readers to expand their knowledge further while enjoying the classic campy comic story.
You, the reader, are in control of how you view the story, as well as how much more info you want to consume, looking for the items embedded throughout the story. You can view the story a single full page at a time, just as if you were reading a print version, or you can double-tap any single comic window to switch to a zoomed-in panel-to-panel flow.
More importantly and interactively: anytime you see a glowing blue frame around a panel, or a text box, or a single item within a panel…give it a tap! Muy muchos more info on a variety of subjects can be found within! Including mini-video lectures front the Plaid Avenger himself! How novel! The actual comic superhero come to life to educate and elucidate about topics in more detail!
Who is this plaid apparel wearing dude anyway? The Plaid Avenger is an international fighter for freedom, a defender of democracy, and an enlightener of American students on all things global. A meek, well-mannered college professor by day, by night the Plaid Avenger roams the planet to fight international injustices and solve instances of international intrigue...and educate the reader along the way about the real-world facts behind the real-world situations the Avenger finds himself in. To protect his powers as an ace investigator his true identity must be kept a secret and the university that serves as his home base/crime lab must never be divulged. Want to be smarter and more savvy about the real world after perusing through a plaid comic? Then read on, intrepid learner! This app is for you!