Animated Stories and Graphic Arts


The Survey Legend Superhero

We see an incredible amount of quality artwork and animation here at Tumult HQ, and we really ought to share more. Today we’re featuring four illustrated & animated stories available on the iBooks store, an animated product guide, and a quick story starring a crazy bunny.

We’ll start with an animation created by Survey Legend, a Swedish team that produces survey software. Their transitions and play with perspective looks great on their site. You can watch a video of this animation below:

The above video was exported from Tumult Hype (read how to export a video).  Also, make sure to visit their Webby-deserving 404 page:

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We’ll be posting a tutorial on controlling animations with scroll actions by the Survey Legend team soon!

Now for the kids: check out Noa and the Ladybird, filled with touchable objects, sounds, and interactive pages. We interviewed the creators of this story in the pages of this blog before: read our interview with the charming Somoiso team to see how they built, animated, narrated, and fine-tuned the water-colored world around Noa. Download a sample, or view it on the App Store.Noa's Stars Initial Screen

Somoiso is currently putting the finishing touches on their latest story, “Noa & The Magic Pond.”


The Slightly Annoying Elephant” by David Walliams & illustrated by Tony Ross, is a unique book for a number of reasons:

  • The entire book is built within an HTML widget within an iBook.
  • Animations produced with Tumult Hype, with additional JavaScript techniques for extra functionality
  • Bookry, the code-slingers behind the book, added interesting features like adding photos to the wall within the actual story, and recording the reader’s name (see screenshot below).

Download on iTunes.

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Next up, feast your eyes on Justices, a series drawn by Eric Esculier and produced by Guillaume-Ulrich Chifflot.  Download this free book from the App Store (French). This book was created with the help of the Baker framework, a great kickstarter for book developers to get their apps in the App Store either as a regular app, or as a Newstand-enabled app. Check out our Baker Framework tutorial here.


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Justices was produced for Guillaume-Ulrich Chifflot’s “Nemo Magazine” which coincidentally is working on a crowd-funded comic book series you should check out:


Next, the “Damned Meanders” by Tom McGrane is a smash/bang/magic comic book with intense animations and a great vintage style of speech bubbles. View a sample, or download from the iBooks store.


And last but not least, Spooky the Scary Rabbit, created by Hayashi Shingo. I’m excited to see where this goes. Watch more wacky adventures here.



We hope you enjoyed this whirlwind tour of quality animations!

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