JUNE 28, 2006 (LOS ANGELES, CA) – Citizen Press Publisher Elizabeth James announced that JOHNNY REPEAT, her company's first dose of Entertainment for the People, has been "Certified Cool" by Diamond Comic Distributors and is now available for pre-order in their July edition of PREVIEWS. "As a first time publisher, I'm completely blown away by the final product and have no problem telling readers that JOHNNY REPEAT is worth every penny of its $12.95 cover price."
To back her claim, the publisher has been posting sneak peaks of JOHNNY REPEAT every Monday at www.citizenpress.net and letting the fans decide for themselves. "Eight weeks. Eight chapters. Forty pages of Entertainment for the People risk free!" Already four chapters in, Elizabeth said her website has witnessed a significant and steady rise in traffic. "The proof is definitely in the pudding. This has been a labor of love for the entire JOHNNY REPEAT team, who has crafted a sprawling and powerful story overflowing with second chances, existential overtones, Machiavellian machinations, and ultimately, passion."
Intended as the first in a series of graphic novels, JOHNNY REPEAT is written by Elizabeth's husband, creator Jason James and features a wraparound cover by Tim Sale and Dave Stewart (Catwoman: When in Rome). Each of its chapters drawn by a different artist, the moody 104-page black and white graphic novel is illustrated by superstar talents Paul Azaceta (Talent), Fabio Cobiaco (Gunned Down), Bruno D'Angelo (Prey), Mark Dos Santos (Western Tales of Terror), Geof Isherwood (Conan), and Noel Tuazon (Elk's Run).
If you can't wait until September, JOHNNY REPEAT will be making its convention season debut in July with an exclusive and extremely limited San Diego Comic-Con edition. "We're talking about a print run of a couple hundred copies tops," said Elizabeth. Citizen Press will be on the move throughout the show, appearing at other companies' booths during a series of guerrilla signing sessions to promote the book. "Everyone has been extremely gracious and supportive of the idea." Comic book impresario Larry Young (who also provides JOHNNY REPEAT with an introspective Afterword) will be hosting signings at the AIT/Planet Lar booth, as will the folks at Komikwerks and Masterminds. Tim Sale will also have copies on hand during his scheduled appearances at Richard Starking's Active Images booth. "We'll be announcing the final schedule of when, where, and who very, very soon."
JOHNNY REPEAT is a 104-page black and white graphic novel with a cover price of $12.95. Available for pre-order in the July edition of PREVIEWS, the book will arrive in stores September 2006. For more information, visit www.citizenpress.net.
ABOUT CITIZEN PRESS
Formed in February 2005, Citizen Press is a publishing company dedicated to "Entertainment for the People," producing high-quality graphic novels and comic book-related products to be distributed to the masses through mass-market bookstores, online, and specialty bookshops around the world.