For the first time since it was announced, I officially want an iPad 2. Why? So I can snap photos with it and instantly turn them into cool, custom comic books with Comic Life ($7.99).
A camera-equipped iPad isn't a requirement, of course, just a convenience. The app, based on the award-winning Mac program of the same name, works with any photos on any iPad, regardless of how they got there. And it's really, really cool.
As you've probably guessed from the name, Comic Life enables you to create comic book pages using photos as your artwork. The app comes with various templates to get you started, but you can also design a layout from the ground up using the backgrounds and colors of your choice.
For any given page, you can add and arrange all the usual comic book elements: text, captions, shapes, and your choice of a dozen kinds of word balloon--each with a "tail" you can size and position to your liking.… Read more