Writer Signs Entire First Printing of 'CSI: Thicker Than Blood'

Official Press Release

San Diego, CA, July 24, 2003. Writer Jeff Mariotte signed every copy of the first printing of the one-shot graphic novel CSI: Crime Scene Investigation-Thicker Than Blood, putting in long hours to autograph 15,000 copies in six days.

"IDW believes in always giving the customer a little something extra," Mariotte said. "When Ted asked me to sign the whole first printing, I wasn't sure how many that would be-our miniseries had done well, but this was a one-shot, more expensive and not part of an extended story arc. So when I found out how many I would be signing, I was trepidatious. When I finished, I was sore. But everyone who buys the book will get the benefit of that extra effort, so it was worth it."

The one-shot went on sale July 23, with a retail price of $6.99.

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; Steve Niles and Ben Templesmith's 30 Days of Night and its sequel, Dark Days; Ashley Wood's Popbot; Paul Lee and Adam Huntley's Lurid; Beau Smith's Wynonna Earp; and the art books Uno Fanta, Dos Fanta, Art of Armitage and Art of Sam Kieth. Columbia Pictures has optioned the movie rights to 30 Days of Night, with Sam Raimi attached to produce.

CBS Consumer Products, a division of CBS Enterprises, manages the Worldwide licensing, merchandising and video activity for CBS Enterprises and King World Productions, Inc.

For more information about CSI and CSI: Miami, go to the CBS Website and click on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.

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