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Origin Comics Releases Debut Graphic Novel, 'My Uncle Jeff' on February 12

Official Press Release

Newburgh, NY ­ February 3, 2003 - Origin Comics is proud to announce therelease of its first graphic novel, My Uncle Jeff by Damon Hurd, featuringartwork by Pedro Camello. My Uncle Jeff is a 32-page prestige format graphicnovel that will arrive in comic book stores and specialty shops on February12, 2003.

My Uncle Jeff has received tremendous support from the comics community. Thebook was recently featured in the "Secret Stash: Comics' Hidden Gems" columnof the February 2003 issue of Wizard. Diamond labeled My Uncle Jeff"Certified Cool" in the December issue of Previews and it was also featuredin the "Growth Potential" column of the December issue of Diamond Dialogue.

My Uncle Jeff is "a touching and compelling family tale" (Andrew Wheeler ofNinthArt.com) about a family reunion during which a young man sees hisfavorite uncle for the first time in over ten years. The graphic novel isalready generating rave reviews. Randy Lander & Don MacPherson of TheFourth Rail, write, "My Uncle Jeff is a remarkably honest and engaging storywith terrific artwork, and one of the best reads I've had all year. Don'tmiss it." My Uncle Jeff also received a "Best Single Issue of 2002" awardin the Fourth Rail's 2002 wrap-up. Alan David Doane of Comic Book Galaxy,says, "For a debut from unknown talents tackling a difficult genre, My UncleJeff looks to be a standout piece of humanistic autobiography, in the veinof American Splendor and Pedro and Me." Chris Allen of MoviePoopShoot.comcalls My Uncle Jeff, "Probably the best self-published comic I've seen in2002."

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