At the 2018 Silicon Valley Comic Con, comic book vendors and artists and creators owned a lion’s share of the expo space and the talks and panels too. Among those rows of sealed-and-taped volumes of ink and paper was at least one company showing off a new and more interactive kind of comic book on tablet.
Nanits Universe is a former Kickstarter project turned San Francisco-based start-up working on creating a more interactive comic book experience for mobile, via the Nanits Reader 2.0, using their proprietary comic book rendering system, the NANITS ENGINE (capitalization theirs). The iOS version is ready, with the Android version nearing development finalization. The platform allows a comic book to be page-free with smooth scrolling between panels and text balloons, and parallax scrolling between layers to add visual depth.