Zune Arts: Looks Great, Doesn’t Work
Zune Arts, the creative wing of Microsoft’s Zune team, has debuted its Lost Ones comic, which is available free online and will later be available in printed form.
I went over to Zune’s Web site to check it out, and it’s quite a fancy operation, but there’s one major problem: You can’t actually read the comic.
Sure, you can pull it up and see the pages (it’s written by Steve Niles and illustrated by Gary Panter and others). But you can’t read them. They’re too small.
And maybe this was just my computer or me being the resident luddite, but when I used the zoom function it made the pages so blurry it was even more impossible to read. Call me crazy, but I think the days of everyone reading comics on their cell phone is not just around the corner.
Oh, and if you’re curious why there’s no art with this story, it’s because that function of Zune’s site also wasn’t working. At least they have fancy videos about making the comic…