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IDW to publish retailer Brian Hibbs' 'Tilting at Windmills'

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San Diego, CA (January 30, 2003) Give some people a stage and they find themselves at a loss for words. Noted comic book retailer and industry pundit Brian Hibbs is not that kind of person. Give him a stage and he'll turn it to a pulpit for his widely-read opinions and aggressive retailing methods.

Brian Hibbs, owner of San Francisco's premier comic book store, Comix Experience, has joined with IDW Publishing to collect his influential "Tilting at Windmills" columns. These columns have graced the pages of Comics and Game Retailer since its inception. Containing useful guidelines for new and established retailers who sell comics in this pop culture hungry world, "Tilting at Windmills" was also startlingly prescient about the rise and fall of the comics industry in the '90s.

"I don't know that I could have found a more exciting publishing partner," said "Tilting" author Brian Hibbs. "IDW has an astonishingly diverse line-up, and I'm thrilled they offered to publish the compilation of nearly a decade of my observations and commentary about the mechanics of the business of comic books. Surely other, less courageous, publishers would have balked at some of the controversial topics I address."

Tilting At Windmills will serve as an entertaining and informative manual for those seeking to cut their way through the four-color jungle of the business of comics. It's filled with commonsense tips, behind-the-scenes thoughts of how and what publishers produce, and point-by-point steps to make selling comics turn into profits.

Tilting at Windmills will be published by IDW Publishing in April 2003. It.s 400 pages and retails for $19.99. Diamond Item Code #FEB032018.

IDW PUBLISHING is a division of Idea + Design Works, LLC, a revolutionary creative service company with a wide range of clients including The Upper Deck Company, Electronic Arts,Ultima Online, WizKids, Cartoon Network, Sony Online Entertainment, Nickelodeon, and many more. IDW Publishing focuses on a small number of high-quality titles. Among them are CBS.s CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Ashley Wood's Popbot, Steve Niles and Ben Templesmith's 30 Days of Night, Paul Lee and Adam Huntley's Lurid, Chuck Dixon's Invasion .55, and the art books Uno Fanta, Dos Fanta, and Art of Armitage. Senator International has optioned the movie rights to 30 Days of Night with Sam Raimi attached to produce.

More information about IDW can be found at their Website, www.idwpublishing.com.

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