Monday, November 28, 2022

Smurfette to Jump Off The Page in AR FCBD 'The Smurfs' Comic

Plus: Three Peyo Stories Published in English for the First Time

Papercutz is bringing something new to Free Comic Book Day 2023: Their Smurfs FCBD comic includes an augmented reality (AR) feature that brings the characters off the page and into virtual reality, ICv2 reports!

When the cover is viewed with a smart phone, Smurfette will appear to pop off the page into three dimensions.

The FCBD issue which marks the 65th anniversary of the franchise, will include three original stories by Smurfs creator Peyo, two of which have not been published in English before: “The Smurf from Outer Space,” and “Smurfs and the Robot X-XIII.” The AR feature will bring the characters into the reader’s space for a new and dynamic experience.

While this is the first FCBD comic to use AR, the technology has been used in the past by Anomaly Productions for its Anomaly graphic novels and the kids’ comic Creative Creature Catcher.

The Smurfs will turn 65 years old in 2023; Papercutz, which was acquired by Mad Cave Studios earlier this year, has held the Smurfs license since 2010.

(W) Peyo (A) Peyo

2023 marks the 65th Anniversary of the Smurfs!  To celebrate their smurf-tastic anniversary, Papercutz continues to publish the hit graphic novel series THE SMURFS TALES. These stories are three times bigger than previous titles, and that means even more Smurf fun. Join Papa Smurf, Smurfette, Brainy Smurf, Hefty Smurf, and so many smurfy others for fun and adventure in the comics that inspired the cartoons, toys, Nickelodeon series and upcoming new movie.

Exclusive Original Material
Rating: All-Ages
In Shops: Apr 05, 2023


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Originally published: November 28, 2022.

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