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Images: Creating colorful comics

Producers of movies, games, other content license comics-creation software that lets fans create brand-oriented comics.
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Comic Book Creator

Companies like Sony Online Entertainment, the National Geographic Society and Paramount Pictures are licensing a software package called Comic Book Creator, which allows fans to create digital comics based on the providers' content. Proponents of the software say that engaging fans in creating comics based on providers' content helps market the content and build the brand.

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Sony-based comic frame

A frame of a comic book made with Planetwide Games' Comic Book Creator software and based on a Sony online game.

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"Nacho Libre" comic page

Paramount Pictures is letting fans create comics based on its Jack Black film "Nacho Libre" even before the film is released.

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