Last week we informed you about SVK, or Secret Visual Knowledge, a very special new graphic novel by Warren Ellis and Matt “D’Israeli” Brooker. The limited-run comic, set in the not-too-distant future, tells the story of a secret device that allows its user to see the thoughts of the people he or she looks at.
The story has obvious influences from augmented reality, as these thoughts pop up around people’s heads when viewed through the device. To bring an interactive and immersive element to the story, the comic comes with a small UV light readers can use to see hidden messages written in the artwork with invisible ink.
Today, we want to give you a glance at what this all looks like, since the comic has, in fact, sold out its first printing. To do that, we put together a quick demo video, which shows off the hidden ink features and gives you an idea for how the story works. You also get to see a special full-page Layar advertisement which makes use of the invisible ink in a context Layar users will find familiar.