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Erin Polgreen is a media strategist and consultant, as well as an advocate for comics journalism and media innovation.

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Symbolia, headed by Erin Polgreen, strives to be the ideal place to foster the growth of comics journalism, engaging a new generation of news consumers in a way that is exciting and accessible. Symbolia will mesh first-person reports, infographics and comics by pairing reporters and comics artists. Regular alerts via Twitter and e-newsletters will keep Symbolia on a bi-monthly schedule.

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Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Symbolia iTunes pageSymbolia has arrived. And we are so excited to share it with you. Symbolia mixes the best of comics art with thoughtful journalism from around the world.
Here's how to get your mitts on our preview issue today:

  • Own an iPad? Then get our flagship iPad app, featuring audio, animation, and interactive infographics.
  • No tablet? No sweat! Symbolia also has a PDF edition that can be read on any device.

Help spread the word: Tweet about Symbolia, or share us on Facebook.

The Details: Symbolia is a bi-monthly digital magazine dedicated to incendiary storytelling from around the world. We're merging long-form journalism and sequential art to create an entirely new digital news experience. Subscriptions are $11.99 for six issues, and single issues will be available for $2.99 a pop. Our preview issue is free, and comes with any subscription.
Symbolia's preview issue features incredible stories from around the globe, including:

  • Susie Cagle's thoughtful exploration of California's Salton Sea.
  • A look at life in Iraqi Kurdistan by Sarah Glidden.
  • Kat Fajardo and Audrey Quinn on evolution and a fish called "The White Man's Office" in the Lower Congo River.• The bold history of Zambian Psychadelic Rock, by Chris A. Smith and Damien Scogin.
  • Andy Warner and Lauren Sommer tour the millions of microflora in our guts.

Coming soon! E-book editions of our preview issue in the Amazon, Nook, Kobo, and Google Play stores will be available shortly. We'll also be building apps for Android and Kindle tablets. Sign up for our mailing list and be among the first to know when these products are available.

We hope you enjoy the preview issue of Symbolia as much as we enjoyed making it!

   • Posted by Erin Polgreen on 12/04 at 10:02 AM

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