Official Press Release
(June 26, 2006) – Komikwerks announced today that two more titles in
their much-anticipated Actionopolis book line – BLACKFOOT BRAVES
SOCIETY and THE ANUBIS TAPESTRY — are now available in the July
Diamond Previews Catalog.
The books feature work by both up-and-coming and veteran comics
creators — creators like Bruce Zick (“The Mighty Thor” and various
Disney and Pixar films), Christopher E. Long (“Easy Way”, “X-Men
Unlimited”) and Michael Geiger (artist for such video game shops as
EIDOS, Ubisoft and Sony).
“Producing the Actionopolis line has been an amazing experience,” said
publisher Shannon Denton. “But the most gratifying thing so far is the
reactions we’ve been getting from the kids who have read early copies
of the books.
“For example ‘Blackfoot Braves Society’ was previewed by eighth
graders at North Cache Middle School and they all been crazy for it.
We’ve gotten similar reactions on our other books.”
Kids aren’t the only ones excited about the beautiful, hardbound
illustrated prose chapter books. Industry professionals have had good
things to say as well.
“Bruce Zick lives in a rich world of fantasy. Fortunately there is a
portal into it – his effortless drawing style and his thoughtful,
descriptive prose. Indeed, although THE ANUBIS TAPESTRY is his world
entirely, he is a generous host,” said Chris Wedge, director of the
animated hits ICE AGE and ROBOTS.
“I love the idea of the Actionopolis line of books in general,” said
Chris Ryall, Editor-in-Chief, IDW PUBLISHING, “but based on Long &
Geiger’s fanciful appealing work on BLACKFOOT BRAVES SOCIETY, it’s
even better in practice than it is in theory. As a new parent, I can’t
wait until my kid’s old enough to read this kind of book.”
Look for Actionopolis books on page 300 of the July Diamond Previews
catalog, listed under Komikwerks. The ordering codes are JUL06 3280
(for THE ANUBIS TAPESTRY) and JUL06 3281 (for BLACKFOOT BRAVES
Stop by http://www.actionopolis.com for downloadable preview chapters
of both books and a look at our upcoming titles.
Actionopolis, founded by Komikwerks’ publishers Shannon Denton and
Patrick Coyle, is a new line of illustrated novels for young adults
published by Komikwerks, LLC. The Actionopolis line abides by the
philosophy that action and adventure should be driven by strong
concepts, fully developed characters, and of course, good stories.
Actionopolis is dedicated to delivering exciting, and above all, FUN
books for all ages.
The first in a line of more than 15 new series of books will begin
shipping in July of 2006.
For more information please visit http://www.actionopolis.com
Komikwerks is a leader in digital publishing of comics online.
Komikwerks is partnered with Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment to publish
a line of premiere Internet comics called Stan Lee’s Sunday Comics on
Komikwerks.com and provides exclusive content to the AOL: RED website.
Komikwerks also publishes ebook versions of creator owned graphic
novels and has published a variety of projects in print and digital
formats featuring Joe Kubert, Ray Bradbury, Bernie Wrightson, Keith
Giffen, Raymond Chandler, Dave Gibbons, Mike Mignola, Michael Lark, P.
Craig Russel, and many more. Komikwerks has been featured in many news
and entertainment periodicals including Variety, USA Today, and Wizard
Komikwerks recently signed an exclusive worldwide distribution
agreement with Publishers Group West, one of the top ten vendors of
books in the country. Publishers Group West represents over 150
independent publishers, who together are publishing some of the most
topical, innovative, literary, and award-winning books available today.
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