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Image Brings Indie Pop To Comics With New Music Inspired Anthology

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Image Brings Indie Pop To Comics With New Music Inspired Anthology

Official Press Release


BERKELEY, CA — 08 December, 2005 — Scottish indie pop sensations
Belle & Sebastian make their first foray into the four-color world in
a very different approach to the comics anthology in Image Comics
PUT THE BOOK BACK ON THE SHELF: A BELLE & SEBASTIAN ANTHOLOGY GN.


Bursting out of Glasgow in 1996, Belle & Sebastian took the U.K. by
storm, going from an independent underground sensation to placing an
album on the British Top 20 in just two short years. With their
infectious brand of indie pop, Belle & Sebastian has become a college
radio staple in the United States. Thanks to its bittersweet love
songs and fanatically loyal fans, the band has sold over 2 million
albums worldwide.


Now, the band’s colorful lyrics and gorgeous, full-bodied melodies
have provided Image Comics with the inspiration for a new kind of
comics anthology. With the full-color, 144-page PUT THE BOOK BACK ON
THE SHELF, a stellar collection of independent comic creators and
cartoonists put their own spins on a cross section of Belle and
Sebastian’s songs, crafting stories inspired by the band’s music,
drawn from the band’s entire catalog.


With an all-out marketing assault, including mailing out to the over
40,000 fans that are on the various official and unofficial
newsletters & fan clubs, a strong push over radio, online and in
print, plus the band itself talking about the book while promoting
their new album, THE LIFE PURSUIT, sales of the book are expected to
be stellar.


PUT THE BOOK BACK ON THE SHELF: A BELLE & SEBASTIAN ANTHOLOGY GN
(ISBN: 1-58240-600-6) is scheduled to be released the week before THE
LIFE PURSUIT is in stores, giving it an extra push through cross-
marketing.


Image Comics is a comics and graphic novels publisher formed in 1992
by a collective of best-selling artists. Since that time, Image has
gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United
States. There are currently four partners in Image Comics (Erik
Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino), and Image
is currently divided into four major houses (Todd McFarlane
Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline and Image Central).
Image comics and graphic novels cover nearly every genre, sub-genre
and style imaginable, offering science fiction, romance, horror,
crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest
artists and writers working in the medium today. Visit
www.imagecomics.com for more information. Image Comics – Putting the
NEW back in to New Comic Book Day!(tm)

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