Archie Comics Characters Debut on the Archie ComicLab App Archie Comics characters debut on the Archie ComicLab app, allowing fans to create their very own Archie adventures and innovative content

NEW YORK, July 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Archie Comics has built an impressive and forward-looking digital presence, including a bestselling digital comics app and distribution across a number of platforms. Now, Archie takes another step into the digital realm with Bite Sized Candy's Archie ComicLab app for the Apple iPad, which gives fans of the pop culture icons an immersive and engaging comic book experience like never before. Since 1941 the Archie Comics characters have been a key part of pop culture – from Archie, Betty and Veronica, Reggie, Jughead and now you, the fan. With the ComicLab app, iPad users can now design and create their very own Archie adventures, just like they've always imagined.

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The team at Bite Sized Candy was tasked with creating an application that unlocks the potential of the wildly creative fans of the Archie Comic series. With the Archie ComicLab app, they've created an interactive, fully-functional and easy-to-use application that brings fans into Riverdale and into the world of some of the most popular comic book characters in history. Loaded with never-before-seen artwork, scenes, story options and the best characters available, the Archie ComicLab app gives users the chance to create a rich, dynamic visual narrative that is sure to bring endless enjoyment to Archie fans new and old.

To mark the launch of the app, Bite Sized Candy and Archie Comics are announcing a comic creator contest for all those who are eagerly looking forward to using the Archie ComicLab app. Fans will be asked to create a comic using the application, and one lucky winner will have their work printed into an Archie comic. The submission deadline for the contest is Wednesday, August 31, 2011 at 11:59 PM EST. Entries must be emailed to archie@bitesizedcandy.com. All submissions will be judged by the ultimate experts: the editorial team at Archie Comics. Winners will be notified via email on or around September 28, 2011 and will receive the following prizes:

Grand Prize: The winner will be printed (one page) in a upcoming Archie Comic, and will also receive "3" one year subscriptions to 3 different Archie comic book titles.

First Runner Up: will win "2" one year subscriptions to two different Archie titles.

Second Runner Up: will win a "1" one year subscription to one Archie title. 

The Bite Size Candy team will also be present as part of the Archie Comics booth at this year's San Diego Comic-Con International, to be held July 21-24, 2011 in San Diego, California. The marquee pop culture event of the year, San Diego Comic-Con is the ideal place to launch the app and interact with the core fanbase of Archie and comic books.

"The ComicsLab app is the next step in Archie's continued digital initiative," Archie Comics Co-CEO Jon Goldwater said. "Not only can fans get Archie comics on the iPad, they can create their own – featuring some of the most beloved characters ever."

"We're very excited to be working with the Archie Comic brand to bring interactivity and engagement to traditional comics," said Parie Markowitz, CEO of Bite Sized Candy.

Media Contact: Alex Segura, Archie Comic Publications, 914-381-5155 ext. 226, alex.segura@archiecomics.com

SOURCE Archie Comic Publications




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