VORTEX: A 360-degree panoramic comic

Matthew Kellogg, Caitlin Boyle (2013)

SkyComics (VORTEX :: a 360-degree panoramic comic) by Matthew Kellogg & Caitlin Boyle :: Supported by FRFAF from STUDIO for Creative Inquiry on Vimeo.


SkyComics is a pair of tools for drawing fully-surrounding immersive scenes by Matthew Kellogg & Caitlin Boyle. The first tool, an editor allows the user to look in all directions by dragging and zooming, and draw on their surrounding. It has tools for drawing lines and placing rectangular and circular guides. Multiple line colors can be used. The created drawing can be exported as a skybox formatted image for editing in digital painting software, and re-imported any number of times. The second tool, a viewer allows the user to view the created scene/scenes by right-clicking to progress through a list of images which can be edited in the source.

Made possible with support from the Frank-Ratchye Fund for Art @ the Frontier.