Le Cercle Rouge has posted an interview with Cinzia Ghigliano on the creation of NORA, her adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House. Non-Italian speakers can use Youtube’s captions translate feature to follow along. Rights for NORA and Ghigliano’s series SOLANGE (with writer Marco Tomatis) are represented by Grand Design Communications.
THE CHRONICLES OF ALOS: THE TOWER parts 1, 2, and 3 (digital editions) are now available in Greek and English featuring georgeous art by Othon Nikolaidis!
A new fantasy story from the Greek publisher Webcomics, THE CHRONICLES OF ALOS: THE TOWER is a three part saga making up 86 pages in total. With a story by Christos Stavropoulos and spectacular fully painted art by Othon Nikolaidis, it is a must for fans of Game of Thrones and The Hobbit. A heist story with a fantasy backdrop, the tale is told in three parts:
Part One: The Plan – Guided by the Elven theives’ guild leader Sanawel, three groups attempt to commit the greatest robbery in the history of the world called “Alos” – to break into the royal vault of Draagsti, capital of the vast Human empire. Can the elf Silhouette manage the action and pull off the heist of the century?
Part Two: The Vault – After a series of challenges, the remains of the three teams of thieves manage to reach the vault. Darius, the expert locksmith of the guild, is faced with the toughest lock of his career. Everything is at stake… How fast can they get in and out without anyone giving chase, especially when nothing in the vault is what it seems?
Part Three: The Escape – With the first two contingency plans having gone straight to hell, the theives adopt a more concise course of action: RUN! Will the remaining Elven theives manage to escape from the Human imperial guard and the rest of their pursuers?
All three parts of THE CHRONICLES OF ALOS: THE TOWER are available now at the special introductory price of $0.99 each from iVerse Media’s ComicsPlus app and on their website at http://digital.comicsplusapp.com/group_comics.php?publisher_id=79
Studio Rodeo’s Turkish-language graphic novel ZOMBISTAN is now available in digital format for Turkish readers from iVerse Media’s ComicsPlus app. Readers can purchase the graphic novel to read on iOS, Android, and HTML-5 equipped devices as well as in-browser reading.
While remaining true to the roots of classic zombie stories, ZOMBISTAN focuses more on observing and understanding the motivations of the living, with an undercurrent of social commentary touching on infidelity, urban legends, crime, and civil war.
Print rights for ZOMBISTAN are available from Grand Design Communications.
Fuat (left) and Maho (right) are two of the unlikely group that band together for survival when zombies attack Istanbul in ZOMBISTAN
COMING IN 2013 – GETTYSBURG, A NEW MILITARY HISTORY GRAPHIC NOVEL FROM ZENITH PRESS AND WAYNE VANSANT
Zenith Press will release GETTYSBURG: THE GRAPHIC HISTORY OF AMERICA’S MOST FAMOUS BATTLE AND TURNING POINT OF THE CIVIL WAR by Wayne Vansant in 2013. Vansant is represented by David Bernstein of Grand Design Communications.
‘This graphic account of the campaign and Battle of Gettysburg will appeal to experts and novices alike. It offers an accurate, fast-paced narrative with striking illustrations that dramatize the action and mark the course of the battle with vivid clarity.’
—James M. McPherson, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian of Battle Cry of Freedom and Hallowed Ground: A Walk at Gettysburg
The Battle of Gettysburg is one of the most famous battles in American history, and is widely recognized as the turning point of the Civil War. A landmark event in United States history, it accounted for the most casualties of any battle during the war and spelled the beginning of the end for the Confederacy.
In this powerful graphic history, Wayne Vansant describes the period leading up to the Battle of Gettysburg, as well all of the major military events on July 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, including the famous fight for Little Round Top and the death march known as Pickett’s Charge. He paints portraits of each army’s leaders, among them Robert E. Lee, James Longstreet, George Meade, and the then little-known Joshua Chamberlain. Vansant concludes a few months later at the dedication of the Soldier’s National Cemetery in November 1863, when Abraham Lincoln delivered one of the most famous speeches of all time: the Gettysburg Address. Gettysburg delivers one of the hallmark events of American history in an exciting and innovative format.
NORMANDY: A GRAPHIC HISTORY OF D-DAY, THE ALLIED INVASION OF HITLER’S FORTRESS EUROPE by Wayne Vansant in bookstores August 24 from Zenith Press. NORMANDY will be the first graphic novel ever from the popular military history publisher. Wayne Vansant is represented by Grand Design Communications.
NORMANDY tells the story of the planning and execution of Operation: Overlord, in 104 full color pages. Incidents of the pre-dawn paratrooper assault is shown, as well as storming of the 5 D-Day beaches: Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno and Sword.But the story does not end there. Once the Allies got ashore, they had to stay ashore. The Germans made every effort to push them back into the sea. This book depicts the such key events in the Allied liberation of Europe as:
- Construction of the Mulberry Harbors, two giant artificial harbors built in England and floated across the English Channel so that troops, vehicles and supplies could be offloaded across the invasion beaches.
- The Capture of Cherbourg, the nearest French port, against a labyrinth of Gennan pillboxes.
- The American fight through the heavy bocage (hedgerow country) to take the vital town of Saint-Lô
- The British-Canadian struggle for the city of Caen against the “Hitler Youth Division”, made up of 23,000 seventeen and eighteen year old Nazi fanatics.
- The breakout of General Patton’s 3rd Army, and the desperate US 30th Division’s defense of Mortaine.
- The Falaise Pocket, known as the “Killing Ground”, where the remnants of two German armies were trapped and bombed and shelled into submission. The slaughter was so great that 5,000 dead Germans were buried in one mass grave.
- The Liberation of Paris, led by the 2nd Free French Armored Division, which had been fighting for four long years with this goal in mind.
WAYNE VANSANT’S KATUSHA BOOK ONE – THE FIRST DIGITAL GRAPHIC NOVEL FROM GRAND DESIGN COMMUNICATIONS’ DIGITAL PUBLISHING DIVISION
Grand Design Communications has established a new digital publishing imprint, Grand Design Digital, under which some of our clients digital comics will be released. We will continue to handle print and digital licensing rights for some of the best comics and graphic novel content from around the world, but now we will also function as a digital-only imprint for select titles.
The first title, Wayne Vansant’s KATUSHA BOOK ONE, is now available in digital format for iPhone, iPad, Android, and in-browser reading from iVerse’s ComicsPlus!
KATUSHA is a coming-of-age story set in the Eastern Front of World War II, following the life of Ukrainian farm girl Ekaterina Tymoshenko, nicknamed Katusha, starting with the German invasion of the Soviet Union in 1941. The graphic novel series follows her journey from partisan fighter to tank commander in the Red Army, along the way participating in the Battles of Stalingrad and Berlin, among others. The first of three volumes is out now as a digital download available for purchase from iVerse Media, with volumes two and three to follow next year.
KATUSHA BOOK ONE is available in two formats – as six separate chapters priced at $.99 each and as a single one hundred eighty page edition priced at $4.99, and can be purchased through iVerse’s ComicsPlus app and from our electronic storefront on iVerse’s website at http://digital.comicsplusapp.com/group_comics.php?publisher_id=79.
Jounalists, bloggers, and critics are invited to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and free review copies.
All titles offered on ComicsPlus from our clients Eureka and Heroic Publishing are now available to read on your PC and Android devices as well as iPhones and iPads! iVerse Media’s ComicsPlus (also known as Comics+) app now supports Android devices and in-browser reading! The ComicsPlus web store is up and running at digital.comicsplusapp.com. Users can now read and purchase books on the site, and also sync up purchases they’ve made on their iOS or Android devices. To purchase, read, and sync to your devices GRAPHIC CLASSICS (published by our client Eureka) visit the Graphic Classics store on the ComicsPlus site by clicking here. To purchase, read, and sync to your devices great comics like ANTHEM, ALTER EGO, and FLARE from our client Heroic Publishing visit the Heroic Publishing store on the ComicsPlus site by clicking here. Users of iPhone, iPad and other iOS devices can CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD COMICSPLUS FOR IOS FROM THE APP STORE. Users of Android devices CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD COMICSPLUS FOR ANDROID FROM GOOGLE PLAY.
GRAPHIC CLASSICS GOES DIGITAL
GRAPHIC CLASSICS goes digital – the acclaimed GRAPHIC CLASSICS series is now on sale in digital format for Android and Apple (iOS) devices and browser-based reading from Ave! Comics and for Apple (iOS) devices from iVerse Media’s Comics+ app.
The acclaimed Graphic Classics® series is now available for iPhone, iPad, and Android devices from both iVerse Media and Ave! Comics. Digital versions are also available for viewing on any computer from the Ave! Comics site.
Published by Eureka Productions, the Graphic Classics series presents great fiction in comics and illustration for contemporary readers ages twelve to adult. Each volume features the works of the world’s greatest authors, illustrated by some of the best artists working today in the fields of comics, illustration and fine arts.
Now twenty-two volumes and growing, the series adapts the works of classic writers including Edgar Allan Poe, H.P. Lovecraft, Mark Twain, O. Henry, and Louisa May Alcott. In addition to volumes which collect the work of a single author, the series features themed anthologies such as Horror Classics, Western Classics, and the newest volume, African-American Classics.
Graphic Classics digital editions are available from both iVerse and Ave! Comics for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. The digital editions are also available from Ave! Comics for a wide range of Android devices including Droid Razr and Samsung Galaxy phones, and the Kindle Fire and Motorola Xoom tablets, and for browser-based reading on your personal computer. Volumes 1 – 17, with black & white art, are priced at $4.99 and volumes 18 – 22, with color art, sell for $7.99. The digital editions can be purchased through iVerse’s Comics+ app (http://comicspl.us/), or Ave! Comics’ app, both available for free in the Apple App Store, in Android format from Google Play, and through Ave! Comics’ website (http://www.avecomics.com/en).
Graphic Classics print editions are sold in bookstores, comics shops, or direct from the publisher at www.graphicclassics.com. Libraries and schools can order from Diamond Book Distributors, Baker & Taylor, Ingram, Follett or other distributors.
Roy Thomas’ creator-owned series ANTHEM, CAPTAIN THUNDER & BLUE BOLT, and ALTER EGO are now on sale in iVerse Media’s Comics+ app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.
Heroic Publishing’s three Roy Thomas’ creator-owned series ANTHEM, CAPTAIN THUNDER & BLUE BOLT, and ALTER EGO are now on sale in iVerse Media’s Comics+ app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. Go to http://comicspl.us/ to download the app!