(June 26, 2006) - Komikwerks announced today that two more titles intheir much-anticipated Actionopolis book line – BLACKFOOT BRAVESSOCIETY and THE ANUBIS TAPESTRY -- are now available in the JulyDiamond Previews Catalog.
The books feature work by both up-and-coming and veteran comicscreators -- creators like Bruce Zick ("The Mighty Thor" and variousDisney and Pixar films), Christopher E. Long ("Easy Way", "X-MenUnlimited") and Michael Geiger (artist for such video game shops asEIDOS, Ubisoft and Sony).
"Producing the Actionopolis line has been an amazing experience," saidpublisher Shannon Denton. "But the most gratifying thing so far is thereactions we've been getting from the kids who have read early copiesof the books.
"For example 'Blackfoot Braves Society' was previewed by eighthgraders 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, hardboundillustrated prose chapter books. Industry professionals have had goodthings to say as well.
"Bruce Zick lives in a rich world of fantasy. Fortunately there is aportal into it – his effortless drawing style and his thoughtful,descriptive prose. Indeed, although THE ANUBIS TAPESTRY is his worldentirely, he is a generous host," said Chris Wedge, director of theanimated hits ICE AGE and ROBOTS.
"I love the idea of the Actionopolis line of books in general," saidChris Ryall, Editor-in-Chief, IDW PUBLISHING, "but based on Long &Geiger's fanciful appealing work on BLACKFOOT BRAVES SOCIETY, it'seven better in practice than it is in theory. As a new parent, I can'twait until my kid's old enough to read this kind of book."
Look for Actionopolis books on page 300 of the July Diamond Previewscatalog, listed under Komikwerks. The ordering codes are JUL06 3280(for THE ANUBIS TAPESTRY) and JUL06 3281 (for BLACKFOOT BRAVESSOCIETY).
Stop by http://www.actionopolis.com for downloadable preview chaptersof both books and a look at our upcoming titles.
Actionopolis, founded by Komikwerks' publishers Shannon Denton andPatrick Coyle, is a new line of illustrated novels for young adultspublished by Komikwerks, LLC. The Actionopolis line abides by thephilosophy that action and adventure should be driven by strongconcepts, fully developed characters, and of course, good stories.Actionopolis is dedicated to delivering exciting, and above all, FUNbooks for all ages.
The first in a line of more than 15 new series of books will beginshipping 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 publisha line of premiere Internet comics called Stan Lee's Sunday Comics onKomikwerks.com and provides exclusive content to the AOL: RED website.Komikwerks also publishes ebook versions of creator owned graphicnovels and has published a variety of projects in print and digitalformats featuring Joe Kubert, Ray Bradbury, Bernie Wrightson, KeithGiffen, Raymond Chandler, Dave Gibbons, Mike Mignola, Michael Lark, P.Craig Russel, and many more. Komikwerks has been featured in many newsand entertainment periodicals including Variety, USA Today, and WizardMagazine.
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