Have you seen the site Zune Arts? This rather hip site has been designed to promote the Zune by featuring experimental videos from various visual artists as well as tracks from several indie musicians, too. You can browse through, view, and stream the content available on the website or you can download it to your Zune. On Zune Arts, you can download full clips, Zune wallpaper, Zune desktops, buddy icons, and more.
This is a pretty fascinating way to sell the Zune and seems to go hand-in-hand with those otherworldly Zune TV commercials I’ve seen. Instead of seeming like an annoying advertisement, the site is actually a showcase of art -- art that you can move to your Zune and take with you.
The latest download from Zune Arts is a first for the site – a graphic novel. This graphic novel is called “The Lost Ones” and it’s written by Steve Niles, the writer of “30 Days of Night.” The artwork in the novel comes from graffiti artists Dr. Revolt, Gary Panter, Kime Buzzelli, and Morning Breath. According to I4U News, the novel “chronicles the adventures of four friends Duncan, Roxy, Rasheed, and Cynthia whose day of extreme planet jumping turns into a race to get home alive.”
Considering that modern-day MP3 players have screens for viewing video, it’s a wonder that we haven’t seen more graphic novels miniaturized for these devices – could this be the start of a whole new medium? I don’t know, but I’m downloading my copy now.