ComiXology goes to India

Comic Con India

Comic Con India 2014:

ComiXology Takes Comics Further to Comic Con India  in New Dehli, India Feb 7th – 9th

ComiXology will be in attendance showcasing the comiXology platform to the burgeoning Indian digital comics fanbase & giving away free comics

February 6th, 2014 – New Delhi, India / New York, NY. – Hot off the heels of a successful journey to the Festival de la Bande Dessinée d’Angoulême, comiXology – the revolutionary digital comics platform and currently the #1 Top-Grossing iPad Book App in India – sets its sights to attend Comic Con India for the first time, taking another step in the global outreach to comics fans everywhere.

“We’re excited to attend Comic Con India and greet the astounding number of comiXology fans we have there,” said comiXology co-founder & CEO David Steinberger. “There is huge demand for comics in India and many have turned to our worldwide platform to get their comics.”

Exhbiting at booth D9, comiXology will also will be taking part in the following panel at Comic Con India:

Digital Comics & Its Scope Saturday, February 8th, 2:45 pm Main Stage Speakers: Ivan Salazar (comiXology), Mark Waid (Thrillbent), & Manish Dhingra (Readware)

ComiXology capped off 2013 by charting as iTunes’ #1 Top Grossing non-game iPad App for 2013 in the U.S., and the Top-Grossing iPad Book App for 2013 in France, Belgium, Germany, Spain and the UK. They recently revealed that 51% of their user base for 2013 came from outside the United States.

Where in the World Are Digial Comics Fans?

This is comiXology’s first appearance at Comic Con India which will play host to some of the biggest creators in the comic book industry including the Eisner & Harvey Award-winning Mark Waid (Thrillbent’s Insufferable) as well as acclaimed creators David Lloyd, Gabriel Bá, Fábio Moon, and John Layman. Comic Con India will run from February 7th to the 9th in New Delhi, India.

With over 45,000 comics and graphic novels from more than 75 publishers, comiXology offers the widest selection of digital comics in the world. ComiXology’s immense catalog and unique Guided View reading experience is available across the iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Windows 8, and www.comixology.com – making it the best digital platform for comic and graphic novel fans worldwide.

About comiXology ComiXology has revolutionized the comic book and graphic novel industry by delivering a cloud-based digital comics platform that makes discovering, buying, and reading comics more fun than ever before. ComiXology’s Guided View™ reading technology transforms the comic book medium into an immersive and cinematic experience, helping comiXology become a top ten grossing iPad app in 2011 and 2012 and the top grossing non-game iPad app in 2012 and 2013. Offering the broadest library of comic book content from over 75 publishers – and independent creators as well – comiXology will not stop until everyone on the face of the planet has become a comic book fan. A privately held company, comiXology is based in New York City, with offices in Los Angeles and Paris. For more information, visit www.comixology.com.

ComiXology attends biggest comic show in Europe

Festival de la Bande Dessinée d’Angoulême 2014:

ComiXology Takes Comics Further at the 41st Festival de la Bande Dessinée d’Angoulême in France

ComiXology brand ambassadors to showcase French publishers on comiXology and hand out codes for free comics
Where in the World Are Digial Comics Fans?

January 28th, 2014 – Angoulême, France / New York, NY. – Celebrating their second year of attendance at the Festival de la Bande Dessinée d’Angoulême, comiXology – the revolutionary digital comics platform and recently named #1 Top-Grossing iPad Book App in France for 2013 – returns with panel presentations and brand ambassadors giving away free books during the entire Festival!

“It’s great to return to the Festival de la Bande Dessinée d’Angoulême as we continue to expand our global presence with some great announcements this week and beyond,” said comiXology co-founder & CEO David Steinberger. “And for all of those people that will be with us at Angoulême: be sure to get your free BD!”

Here’s a list of events & giveaways comiXology will have during the Festival de la Bande Dessinée d’Angoulême ‘14:

Thursday, January 30

PANEL – 4:00 – 5:00pm – A New Way To Think & Create Digital Comics With ComiXology, @ Pavillion Jeunes Talents Speakers: David Steinberger (comiXology co-founder & CEO), Geoffo & Mast (Creators – Marvel, Thrillbent), Emily & Simon (Creators – MediaEntity, Éditions Delcourt)

Saturday, February 1

PANEL – 5:00pm – All Forms of Digital Comics With ComiXology @ Pavillion Jeunes Talents Speakers: David Steinberger (comiXology co-founder & CEO), Jean-Luc Sala (Creator – Soleil Productions), Thomas Cadène (Creator – Delcourt, Dupuis, Casterman), Geoffo & Mast (Creators – Marvel, Thrillbent), Marion Amirganian (Publisher – Delcourt).

Here is a list of the free digital comics that will be handed out at the publishers’ booth:

  • Les Légendaires tome 1 from Delcourt
  • Okko tome 1 from Delcourt
  • Les Naufragés d’Ythaq tome 1 from Soleil
  • Les P’tits Diables tome 1 from Soleil
  • Secrets Bancaires USA tome 1 from Glénat
  • Special Branch tome 1 from Glénat
  • Freaks’ Squeele : Rouge tome 1 from Ankama
  • City Hall tome 1 from Ankama
  • Kairos tome 1 from Ankama

ComiXology capped off 2013 by charting as iTunes’ #1 Top Grossing non-game iPad App for 2013 in the U.S., and the Top-Grossing iPad Book App for 2013 in France, Belgium, Germany, Spain and the UK!

At last year’s Festival de la Bande Dessinée d’Angoulême, comiXology first announced it’s intention to enter the French market by announcing the opening of Paris-based comiXology Europe, the company’s first overseas subsidiary, which is spearheading international language content acquisition across Europe. French language navigation, a precursor to full French localization, was added to comiXology’s iOS apps in June of 2013. The Franco-Belgian market is home to a ravenous base of comic book fans, which account for a $700 million annual market – roughly on par with the U.S. market.

This year marks comiXology’s second attending the Festival de la Bande Dessinée d’Angoulême. Now in its 41st year, the festival is considered the premier comics show in Europe with over 200,000 attendees every year and playing host to creators, cartoonists, publishers, and fans from around the world.

With over 45,000 comics and graphic novels from more than 75 publishers, comiXology offers the widest selection of digital comics in the world. ComiXology’s immense catalog and unique Guided View reading experience is available across the iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Windows 8, and www.comixology.com – making it the best digital platform for comic and graphic novel fans worldwide.

About comiXology ComiXology has revolutionized the comic book and graphic novel industry by delivering a cloud-based digital comics platform that makes discovering, buying, and reading comics more fun than ever before. ComiXology’s Guided View™ reading technology transforms the comic book medium into an immersive and cinematic experience, helping comiXology become one of iTunes top grossing iPad apps in 2011, 2012 and 2013. Offering the broadest library of comic book content from the top 75 publishers, and including independent creators as well, comiXology will not stop until everyone on the face of the planet has become a comic book fan. A privately held company, comiXology is based in New York City, with offices in Los Angeles and Paris. For more information, visit www.comixology.com.

ComiXology charts its users worldwide

ComiXology Charts As The Top-Grossing iPad Book App For 2013 in France, Belgium, Germany, Spain, & The UK

Monday, January 20th, 2014 – New York, NY – Last week you learned that comiXology, the revolutionary cloud-based digital comics platform, charted as iTunes’ #1 Top Grossing non-game iPad App for 2013 in the U.S., this week comiXology reveals that they also charted as the Top-Grossing iPad Book App for 2013 in France, Belgium, Germany, Spain and the UK!

ComiXology is also making available an infographic, “Where in the World Are Digital Comics Fans?”, showing the penetration of digital comics readers on the comiXology platform across the globe.

Below are some fun facts from the infographic:

  • 51% of comiXology users are outside the U.S.
  • ComiXology is also currently the Top iOS Book App in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, India, Mexico, The Netherlands, New Zealand, The Philippines & many more.

Comixology map

ComiXology’s domination in the 2013 international Top-Grossing iPad Apps lists caps off a year that has seen comiXology’s growth driven by ongoing innovation and international expansion.

At last year’s Festival de la Bande Dessinée d’Angoulême, comiXology announced the opening of Paris-based comiXology Europe, the company’s first overseas subsidiary, which is spearheading international language content acquisition across Europe. French language navigation, a precursor to full French localization, was added to comiXology’s iOS apps in June of 2013. The Franco-Belgian market is home to a ravenous base of comic book fans, which account for a $700 million annual market – roughly on par with the U.S. market.

With over 45,000 comics and graphic novels from more than 75 publishers, comiXology offers the widest selection of digital comics in the world. ComiXology’s immense catalog and unique Guided View reading experience is available across the  iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Windows 8, and www.comixology.com – making it the best digital platform for comic and graphic novel fans worldwide.

About comiXology ComiXology has revolutionized the comic book and graphic novel industry by delivering a cloud-based digital comics platform that makes discovering, buying, and reading comics more fun than ever before. ComiXology’s Guided View™  reading technology transforms the comic book medium into an immersive and cinematic experience, helping comiXology become one of iTunes top grossing iPad apps in 2011, 2012 and 2013. Offering the broadest library of comic book content from the top 75 publishers, and including independent creators as well, comiXology will not stop until everyone on the face of the planet has become a comic book fan. A privately held company, comiXology is based in New York City. For more information, visit www.comixology.com.

Alternative Comics & ComiXology Announce Digital Distribution Agreement

Alternative Comics & ComiXology   Announce Digital Distribution Agreement

Key titles from creators Sam Henderson, Steve Cerio and Karl Stevens released today!

May 8, 2013 – Cupertino, CA / New York, NY – ComiXology and Alternative Comics announced today that the long-time independent publisher Alternative Comics has entered into an all-new digital distribution agreement with comiXology, the revolutionary cloud-based digital comics platform available across the iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Windows 8 and the Web.

Independent comic fans will be reading Alternative Comics in an all new dynamic way with comiXology’s cinematic Guided View™ technology. iPad with Retina display users will experience every fine detail of indie comics with comiXology’s high definition format dubbed CMX-HD!

To celebrate the announcement, Alternative Comics is releasing five titles on the comiXology platform from independent comic luminaries, including Karl Stevens’s Failure, Steve Cerio’s Pie, Sam Henderson’s Magic Whistle series including the Humor Can Be Funny collection and 2012’s twelfth issue of the long running humor comic.

“Alternative Comics has an extensive, hilarious and thought-provoking catalog of work by tremendous independent creators and we’re excited to be able to share these stories worldwide on comiXology,” said comiXology’s co-founder and CEO David Steinberger. “Now fans and newcomers alike will be able to get access to these great titles and experience them in a whole new way with our Guided View reading technology.”

“Making Alternative Comics available digitally on comiXology is a big step for us that we are truly excited to take,” said Alternative Comics General Manager Marc Arsenault. “Bringing high-quality independently created comics to a larger readership has always been our mission and having our extensive back list and all of our new books available through comiXology will give a whole new generation of comic fans access to our catalog.”

Here’s a full list of the Alternative Comics titles debuting today across the comiXology platform:

Failure GN by Karl Stevens Humor Can Be Funny (Magic Whistle) GN by Sam Henderson Magic Whistle #7 by Sam Henderson Magic Whistle #12 by Sam Henderson Pie #1 by Steven Cerio

Future digital releases from Alternative Comics include their first day-and-date release Alternative Comics #4, coming June 26, 2013. The all-ages graphic novel Peanut Butter & Jeremy’s Best Book Ever, by 2012 Eisner Award winning creator James Kochalka (Dragon Puncher, Johnny Boo), is also scheduled to debut digitally this year.

Alternative Comics is an independent comic book publisher with an extensive back catalog of humor, satirical and original creator-owned titles. Jeff Mason ran the company from 1993 until 2008, and it was re-launched in June 2012 by industry veteran Marc Arsenault.

About comiXology Founded in 2007, comiXology revolutionized the comic book and graphic novel industry by delivering a cloud-based digital comics platform that makes discovering, buying, and reading comics more fun than ever before. ComiXology’s Guided View™ reading technology transforms the comic book medium into an immersive and cinematic experience, helping comiXology become one of iTunes’ top 10-grossing iPad apps in 2011 and 2012.  Its new comiXology Submit platform enables independent comics creators to efficiently self-publish and immediately profit from their work.  Offering the broadest library of comic book content from the top 75 publishers, plus leading and emerging independent creators, comiXology will not stop until everyone on the face of the planet has become a comic book fan. The privately held company is based in Gotham City. For more information visit www.comixology.com.

About Alternative Comics Alternative Comics is an independent publisher of creator-owned graphic novels and comic books based in Cupertino, California. The company was founded by Jeff Mason in Gainesville, Florida in 1993. Alternative Comics’ creators and books have been nominated for and won multiple comics and publishing industry awards. Alternative Comics’ publications are distributed by Diamond Comics Distributors, Inc. and Last Gasp.

Start Me Up! Code Monkey Save World

Welcome back to our new weekly feature, Start Me Up! Every week we’re going to feature a different comic book or comic book based Kickstarter project that we find interesting. We are going to include all genres and all types of projects, from low goal Indie books to high goal books and projects from well known creators. Our purpose is to clue you in on some cool books that we think deserve your attention and could use your funding dollars. We will also review the rewards and products that we receive from successfully funded Kickstarters that we contribute to, and we encourage you to send us your own reviews as well. Remember, we are only giving our opinions on what Kickstarter projects we think look interesting, and we can’t guarantee any certain outcome or satisfaction for any project that you decide to help fund.

This week, we have a Kickstarter that I am INCREDIBLY excited about: Code Monkey Save World, from 263533ff4c32d3d53e80222337ad9e48_largeJonathan Coulton, Greg Pak, and Takeshi Miyazawa. You’re probably already familiar with all of these names, but if not, let me give you a brief refresher.

Jonathan Coulton is a singer/songwriter best known for his “geek culture” music, most notably the songs”Still Alive” and “Want You Gone” from mega-popular video game hits “Portal” and “Portal 2”. He was recently in the news because the television show “Glee” was accused of blatantly ripping off his acoustic cover of the Sir Mix-A-Lot classic, “Baby’s Got Back”. Fans of geek music are probably also familiar with many other iconic Coulton songs, such as “Code Monkey” (which is obviously the inspiration for this Kickstarter), Re: Your Brains, and Creepy Doll. Basically, if you haven’t heard his music, you’re really missing out. Jonathan Coulton is a genius!

Greg Pak is a well respected comic book writer, known primarily for his work for Marvel Comics, including such classics as Planet Hulk, Incredible Hercules and World War Hulk. He is also the writer for the highly anticipated Batman/Superman series, coming soon from DC Comics.

Takeshi Miyazawa is a manga-inspired artist known for his beautiful work on Marvel’s Runaways, Spiderman Loves Mary Jane, and Sidekicks, from Oni Press.

If those resumes don’t have you drooling over this project already, here’s a little idea of what “Code Monkey Save World” is about. Greg Pak is going to take the stars of Jonathan Coulton’s most beloved songs, including Code Monkey himself and the lovesick villain from Skullcrusher Mountain, and have them team up to save the world and (hopefully) get the girls that they pine after in in those very songs. Along the way, they’ll encounter many other familiar characters from Coulton’s imagination, along with a few others created just for this project.

If you’re already a fan of Coulton’s music, then I’m sure you’re as excited as I am about all of this. If you’ve never listened to his music, then I suggest that you go check it out. Look him up on YouTube. Go ahead, I’ll wait. Seriously.

Oh, hey! You’re back! You were gone for a while. Listened to every Jonathan Coulton song you could find, didn’t you? See? Wasn’t that awesome? I totally told you so. And you’re welcome.

Now, back to the Kickstarter, and why I’m so excited about it. The song “Code Monkey” holds a special place in my heart. A few years ago, I was at Dragon*Con, and I ran into a girl I hadn’t seen in several years. She was originally from Louisville, where I still lived at the time, but she had been living in Atlanta for a few years. She had just gotten divorced and was about to move back to Louisville, and the odds of me running into her at a convention as large as Dragon*Con, hundreds of miles from home, years after I’d last seen her, and mere days before she was moving back to Louisville, were about a billion-to-one. We hung out all weekend, and it just so happened that the video for “Code Monkey” was playing every 30 minutes or so on Dragon*Con TV. By the end of the weekend, it pretty much officially became our song. Fast forward to five years later, and we’re now married and living in Florida. The world works in mysterious ways, doesn’t it?

Enough sappy stuff. Let’s look at a few of the different reward tiers offered for Code Monkey Save World:

For a paltry $5, you get a free digital download of a brand new Jonathan Coulton song inspired by “Code Monkey Save World”!

How about ten bucks? Would you believe you’ll get a digital package containing every song that inspired the “Code Monkey Save World” project, plus the brand new song? Well believe it, folks!

For only fifteen American dollars, you’ll get all the music listed above, PLUS digital downloads of all four chapters of “Code Monkey Save World” from Monkeybrain and Comixology, as they’re released!

Now, say you skipped Starbucks a couple of times this month, and you have an extra $25 in your wallet. Well that gets you all of the music I mentioned before, plus the digital book downloads, PLUS a hard copy of the trade paperback! Or if you can scrape together another ten bones, for only $35, Jonathan Coulton and Greg Pak will sign that very same trade paperback?

If you’re willing to scratch together fifty bucks, there are several options for you involving coffee mugs, posters, “challenge coins”, t-shirts, and every $50 pledge includes a signed trade paperback.

The rewards get bigger and better from there, including the full Jonathan Colton library of music, nearly allof Greg Pak’s comics signed by him, custom voice mail messages from Pak or Coulton, original art, a live performance, and a really bitchin’ Code Monkey figurine! There are tons of great reward levels to choose from that will appeal to any budget. Don’t believe me? Go take a look for yourself. I haven’t lied to you yet, have I?

3713cce70e04338e0ced4f4f7d46e73d_largeThe original goal of $39,000 has already been blown out of the water, and these guys are adding bonuses and stretch goals on an almost daily basis. Since the pledges have already broken the $200,000 mark, Jonathan Coulton is going to record an entire new album of acoustic versions of all the songs that inspired the project, and it will be included as a free digital download for all pledges of $15 or more. Also, the book itself has been bumped from 60 to 96 pages! Every single tier gives you unbelievable bang for your buck. This is an incredibly well thought out Kickstarter, and I think it would be a wonderful project for a first time backer. They obviously don’t need your money at this point, since it’s such an overwhelming

success, but you’ll be doing yourself a huge favor by being a part of such a fantastic book. I mean, who wouldn’t want to be partially responsible for bringing such fantastic music to life in a beautifully written and drawn comic book? Who hasn’t thought to themselves “damn, this song would make a great book/movie/comic/tv show”? Well now’s your chance to help make that happen, true believer!

To read more about Code Monkey Save World, or to contribute you can click HERE

And who knows…maybe Code Monkey and his Big Warm Fuzzy Secret Heart will be there when you find your true love, as well.

-Shaun Cobble

The Uncanny For Free And More…

Book1coverwebApril 22, 2013
For immediate release!
The Uncanny is William D. Hodge´s signature series and it just got accepted by Comixology in their online program. The Uncanny is a story about imagination and the fight to keep it from going extinct.The Uncanny´s Prologue is free for all to read digitally.The Zen Brawler. The Voodoo Wildchild. The Faceless Mystery Man. The New Age Oracle. The Master of the Steel Skin Technique. The Psycho Soul. And the Gnostic spirit. They are “The Uncanny”. The Uncanny, is a mystery school of revolutionaries fighting against conformity and the genocide of the imagination. Mystery school is a university of the soul, a school for the study of the mysteries of the inner nature of man and of surrounding nature.The Uncanny Prologue

Written and Illustrated by William D. Hodge
Standard Comic
Black & White
Page Count: 24

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A little girl witnesses a battle between the Uncanny and The Thought Police over the life of a stranger. Is this just the wild imagination of a
child or the beginning of the unseen war against freedom and imagination? Living shadows, fractal ego traps and steam powered consciousness. Is The Uncanny a myth or legend?

The Uncanny Prologue is free to download via Comixology (very soon) or Wyldcard Studio´s website (http://wyldcardstudio.com/?page_id=86).

According to William D. Hodge this “is a super hero book. My take on a new age of super heroes. The difference with my approach is that each of the characters have achieved their abilities through physical or mental means. It’s a team book that will deal with a lot of different subjects. It’s tone and subject are similar to The Matrix (which is a huge influence along with Grant Morrison).

William D. Hodge has completed 7 issues (1 through 6 plus a Prologue issue) in total and a collection of issues 1-3. The books were published
through a print on demand site Ka-blam. All of the issues are on sale, and they stay on sale at indyplanet.com.

The Uncanny will be presented via Comixology and Wyldcard’s site on a weekly basis, with also an instant TPB-download of #1-3 if you do not want to wait that long.

Hodge’s art is a style which truly stands out and how he explains his approach, is like this: “The way I produce my art is completely digital. I
use 3d reference for my work. I create all of the people and most of the props and backgrounds. Sometimes I purchase backgrounds/digital sets. If I need something generic, sometimes it’s easier to just purchase instead of taking the time to create it. I set up the scenes, especially focusing on creating different and interesting lighting. Once I render the scene, I then draw and ink the characters, usually each on their own layer. The backgrounds, ie buildings and things like that, I do work directly over because there’s no need to set up the perspective and I don’t have to rule a bunch of straight lines. I experiment a lot. I use a lot of brushes with different textures and I’ve created a lot. When I draw a lot of the lines, I set the brushes differently to get different effects. Like I said, I like to experiment. I believe in using any tool that will help you achieve the look you want. When I used to ink on boards I used to use sponges and toothbrushes to get textures. The reason I work this way is because I want my stuff to not look like anything else out there. I used to draw from other people’s drawings in comic books. I used to use the same poses everyone else did. Now I create my own poses. I try things from different angles.”

Join The Uncanny today!

COMIXOLOGY AND HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS TEAM UP TO DEBUT WARRIORS MANGA IOS APP

COMIXOLOGY AND HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS TEAM UP TO DEBUT WARRIORS MANGA IOS APP

Experience thirteen manga titles inspired by Erin Hunter’s epic Warriors series now available across comiXology’s entire platform and the Warriors Manga iOS app

April 2nd, 2013 – New York, NY – ComiXology and HarperCollins Publishers announced today the debut of the Warriors Manga iOS App that includes thirteen titles from the Warriors Manga series that will also be available on comiXology – the revolutionary digital comics platform available across the iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Windows 8 and the Web. Warriors’ fans that own an iPad with Retina display will now see more than ever before with comiXology’s high definition file format dubbed CMX-HD!

“Warriors is an amazing series that’s a phenomenon among younger readers. We’re thrilled to present these graphic novels in new and exciting ways with comiXology’s cinematic Guided View reading technology,” says comiXology’s co-founder and CEO David Steinberger. “We’re also excited to help expand the readership of Warriors to a new audience of fans worldwide through comiXology’s international reach.”

“The release of the Warriors Manga iOS App allows Warriors fans to take some of their favorite manga with them wherever they go,” says Corinne Helman, Vice President, Digital Publishing and Business Development.  “We’re excited to have our books available on the comiXology platform.”

Here is a list of the Warriors Manga titles being released:

Warriors: The Rise of Scourge Warriors: The Lost Warrior Warriors: Warrior’s Refuge Warriors: Warrior’s Return Warriors: Tigerstar and Sasha # 1: Into the Wild Warriors: Tigerstar and Sasha # 2: Escape from the Forest Warriors: Tigerstar and Sasha # 3: Return to the Clans Warriors: Ravenpaw’s Path # 1: Shattered Peace Warriors: Ravenpaw’s Path # 2: A Clan in Need Warriors: Ravenpaw’s Path # 3: The Heart of a Warrior Warriors: SkyClan and the Stranger # 1: The Rescue Warriors: SkyClan and the Stranger # 2: Beyond the Code Warriors: SkyClan and the Stranger # 3: The Rescue

These Warriors Manga titles can be purchased, downloaded and read through the Warriors Manga iOS app as well as comiXology’s Comics4Kids iOS app with “parent friendly sync” and the entire comiXology platform.

Warriors is a New York Times best-selling series by Erin Hunter chronicling the fantastic adventures of the four Clans of wild cats: ThunderClan, WindClan, ShadowClan and RiverClan in their forest home.

The Warriors Manga series is the graphic adaptation of the popular novel series, which includes some original stories in the Warriors universe. Originally published in 2007, the Warriors Manga features a host of talented writers and artists including Erin Hunter, Dan Jolley, Bettina Kuroski, James Barry, and Don Hudson.

About HarperCollins   HarperCollins Children’s Books is one of the leading publishers of children’s books. Respected worldwide for its tradition of publishing quality, award-winning books for young readers, HarperCollins is home to many timeless treasures — Charlotte’s Web, The Chronicles of Narnia, Goodnight Moon, Where the Sidewalk Ends, the Ramona series, Where the Wild Things Are; and popular new classics—The Graveyard Book, A Series of Unfortunate Events, and the Warriors and Fancy Nancy books. Consistently at the forefront of digital innovation, HarperCollins Children’s Books delights young readers through engaging storytelling in all formats, including ebooks and apps. HarperCollins Children’s Books is a division of HarperCollins Publishers, one of the leading English-language publishers in the world and a subsidiary of News Corporation (NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA; ASX: NWS, NWSLV). Headquartered in New York, HarperCollins has publishing groups in the US, Canada, the UK, Australia/New Zealand, and India. You can visit HarperCollins Children’s Books at www.harpercollinschildrens.com and HarperCollins Publishers at http://www.harpercollins.com/.

About comiXology Founded in 2007, comiXology revolutionized the comic book and graphic novel industry by delivering a cloud-based digital comics platform that makes discovering, buying, and reading comics more fun than ever before. ComiXology’s Guided View™  reading technology transforms the comic book medium into an immersive and cinematic experience, helping comiXology become one of iTunes’ top 10-grossing iPad apps in 2011 and 2012.  Its new comiXology Submit platform enables independent comics creators to efficiently self-publish and immediately profit from their work.  Offering the broadest library of comic book content from the top 75 publishers, plus leading and emerging independent creators, comiXology will not stop until everyone on the face of the planet has become a comic book fan.  The privately held company is based in Gotham City.  For more information visit www.comixology.com.

COMIXOLOGY debuts SUBMIT, a new self-publishing platform

COMIXOLOGY’S SUBMIT SELF-PUBLISHING PLATFORM FOR INDEPENDENT COMICS CREATORS POISED TO TRANSFORM THE COMIC BOOK INDUSTRY

Turnkey marketing and sales channel for independent comic book and graphic novel creators; works by Shannon Wheeler, Becky Cloonan, and Jake Parker and other top creators available today

New York, NY, March 6, 2013– Starting now, independent comic book and graphic novel creators can build a worldwide following and profit from their work. Through a portal called comiXology Submit, from comiXology, the revolutionary digital comics platform, independent creators simply need to upload their comic book and graphic novels for approval at no cost. ComiXology does the rest, from transforming the work with comiXology’s Guided View™  reading technology, to making it available on comiXology’s buy once, read anywhere digital comics platform, which includes an iTunes top 10-grossing iPad app, iPhone, Android, Kindle Fire and Windows 8 apps, and a web store and reader at www.comixology.com.  Creators and comiXology equally split all profits, with creators maintaining full ownership of their work.

ComiXology Submit enables independent comics creators, from promising new talent to established veterans, to reach a global audience of comic book fans for whom comiXology already created the first viable digital marketplace for leading publishers. At the same time, comiXology Submit bolsters comiXology’s commitment to bringing its customers the best and most diverse content available.

Independent creators’ works will be transformed into Guided View™ , comiXology’s groundbreaking technology that turns reading comics into an immersive, cinematic experience. Works from Shannon Wheeler (“Too Much Coffee Man” cartoons), Jake Parker (“The Antler Boy and Other Stories”), Becky Cloonan (“Wolves,” ”The Mire”), Richard Stevens (“Diesel Sweeties”) and other top independent creators are available today, with many more to follow now that the platform is open

“While we continue to push ourselves to innovate the digital comic experience, comiXology Submit provides an incredible opportunity for creators to sell their work to a highly targeted and global audience of comic book and graphic novel fans,” said David Steinberger, comiXology co-founder and CEO. “The next generation of creators will reap great benefit alongside more well known creators selling books that are no longer available in print.”

“This is also about making sure we always have the best, most diverse content available, the best reading and buying experience, and at the same time, supporting comic book creators around the globe,” said John D. Roberts, comiXology co-founder.

“ComiXology Submit opens it up for independent comic books artists, creating the chance to digitally publish comics that one can sell everywhere,” said Shannon Wheeler, creator of the critically hailed “Too Much Coffee Man” series and a contributing cartoonist to The New Yorker.  “When I created ‘Too Much Coffee Man’ 20 years ago in Austin, I spent many late nights making the stupid comics. Then I spent long days bugging shop owners to sell my stuff. Then I spent minutes losing the invoices, ensuring I never got paid. With comiXology Submit, I could have spent all that time creating my comics and I’d have gotten paid twice as often too.”

More details about comiXology Submit will be unveiled on Saturday at 5:45 PM CST at SXSW Interactive, as comiXology co-founder and CEO Steinberger takes the stage with fellow co-founder Roberts and Wheeler on the SXSW GEEK Stage at the Palmer Auditorium in Austin, TX.

Creators interested in submitting works for approval can visit http://submit.comixology.com. Comic book fans interested in finding works by independent creators now available on comiXology are invited to visit http://www.comixology.com/submit.

About comiXology Founded in 2007, comiXology revolutionized the comic book and graphic novel industry by delivering a cloud-based digital comics platform that makes discovering, buying, and reading comics more fun than ever before. ComiXology’s Guided View™  reading technology transforms the comic book medium into an immersive and cinematic experience, helping comiXology become one of iTunes’ top 10-grossing iPad apps in 2011 and 2012.  Its new comiXology Submit platform enables independent comics creators to efficiently self-publish and immediately profit from their work.  Offering the broadest library of comic book content from the top 75 publishers, plus leading and emerging independent creators, comiXology will not stop until everyone on the face of the planet has become a comic book fan.  The privately held company is based in Gotham City.  For more information visit www.comixology.com.

HAWKEN GENESIS exclusively on ComixOlogy from Archaia

 

ARCHAIA AND Meteor Entertainment™ EXCLUSIVE!

The third installment of the digital-only issue for the HAWKEN: GENESIS series available exclusively through comiXology on Jan. 16, 2013

 

Los Angeles, CA (Jan. 16, 2013) – Following the successful launch of the free-to-play online video game HAWKENin December, award-winning graphic novel publisher Archaia Entertainment and free-to-play video game publisher Meteor Entertainment are rewarding fans for their dedication and support by offering an exclusive, digital-only issue of HAWKEN: GENESIS for FREE.

This latest installment will only be made available through comiXology—the revolutionary digital comics platform—with no plans for a printed edition. Previous installments have offered an early look at chapters featured in Archaia’s forthcoming hardcover graphic novel, HAWKEN: GENESIS. The full-length original graphic novelis written by Jeremy Barlow with concept by Khang Le, story by Dan Jevons, and illustration by Kody Chamberlain, Federico Dallocchio, Nathan Fox, Michael Gaydos, Bagus Hutomo, Sid Kotian, Khang Le, Christopher Moeller, Alex Sanchez, Bill Sienkiewicz, and Francisco Ruiz Velasco. It will debut March 2013.

This exclusive short story is available across comiXology’s entire digital comics platform including the iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, and the Web. “No Witness So Dreadful” features story and cover by the game’s creator and creative director, Khang Le, with illustration by Hoang Nguyen and Kinsun Loh (Carbon Grey). It can be accessed through comiXology via this link: http://www.comixology.com/Hawken-Genesis-3/digital-comic/DIG002883.

HAWKEN is a free-to-play multiplayer mech first-person shooter developed by Adhesive Games and published by Meteor Entertainment. HAWKEN entered Open Beta on December 12, 2012 (12.12.12). HAWKEN creates an intense and enjoyable battle experience that captures the feeling of piloting a heavy war machine while keeping the action fast-paced and strategic. HAWKEN brings the quality of a AAA title to the free-to-play sector. HAWKEN has been called one of the most anticipated games of 2012, winning more than 22 press awards at industry events. For more information, visit http://www.playhawken.com.

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About Archaia Entertainment, LLC Archaia is a multi-award-winning graphic novel publisher with more than 75 renowned publishing brands, including such domestic and international hits as Mouse Guard, Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand, Return of the Dapper Men, Rust, Bolivar, Gunnerkrigg Court, Old City Blues, Awakening, The Killer, Tumor, Syndrome, Artesia, and an entire line of The Jim Henson Company graphic novels such as The Dark Crystal, The Storyteller, and Fraggle Rock. Archaia has built an unparalleled reputation for producing meaningful content that perpetually transforms minds, building one of the industry’s most visually stunning and eclectic slates of graphic novels. Archaia was named Graphic Novel Publisher of the Year by Ain’t it Cool News, Comic Related, and Graphic Policy, which honored the publisher two years in a row. Archaia was honored with nine 2011 Eisner Awards nominations and two Awards for Best Graphic Album and Best Anthology. In 2012, Archaia has been further honored with six Harvey Award nominations, two Harvey Awards, six Eisner nominations and three Eisner Awards, and both Gold and Silver awards from ForeWord Reviews. In addition to publications, Archaia has successfully emerged as a prolific storyteller in all facets of the entertainment industry, extending their popular brands into film, television, gaming, and branded digital media. For more information, visit the Archaia website at www.archaia.com.

About Meteor Entertainment™ Based in Seattle, Meteor Entertainment is a newly-formed video game publisher focused on successfully publishing free-to-play games globally, with an emphasis on compelling content and setting the standard for customer service and community engagement. Meteor Entertainment’s first tent pole title is HAWKEN, developed by Adhesive Games entered Open Beta on December 12, 2012 (12.12.12). To learn more about Meteor Entertainment, visit http://www.meteor-ent.com.

About comiXology Founded in 2007 with the mission of bringing comics to people everywhere, comiXology has revolutionized the comic book and graphic novel world. With the development of the comiXology digital comics platform—with buy-once, read-anywhere availability across iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Windows 8 and the Web—comiXology provides the easiest way worldwide for people to enjoy comics anywhere they happen to be! Regularly ranking as the top grossing iPad app in the entire iTunes App Store, comiXology is one of the leading drivers of the iPad economy. Providing the most digital comics on the most devices, comiXology will not stop until everyone on the face of the planet has been turned into a comic book fan.

 

STRANGERS IN PARADISE goes digital with COMIXOLOGY

NEW YORK COMIC CON 2012 ANNOUNCEMENT:

ABSTRACT STUDIO & COMIXOLOGY   DIGITALLY DEBUT   TERRY MOORE’S ENTIRE EISNER AWARD-WINNING SEMINAL WORK   STRANGERS IN PARADISE

ENTIRE SERIES AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME DIGITALLY

ComiXology proudly brings Terry Moore’s entire 107 issue,   19-volume epic to comic fans worldwide!

“What most people don’t know about love, sex, and relations with other human beings would fill a book. Strangers in Paradise is that book.” – Neil Gaiman

October 11, 2012 – New York, NY – Today during this year’s New York Comic Con 2012, Abstract Studio and comiXology – the revolutionary digital comics platform  – announced the digital debut of legendary creator Terry Moore’s entire Eisner Award-winning romantic epic Strangers in Paradise. Spanning 107 issues and compiled in 19 trades, Strangers in Paradise has long been hailed as one of the seminal works of sequential art and now fans can experience the entire series across comiXology’s entire platform  – iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Windows 8 and the Web.

All 107 issues and 19 trades of Terry Moore’s Strangers in Paradise are available now on comiXology in their patent pending Guided View reading technology. For owners of the new iPad, the series can be experienced in comiXology’s high definition CMX-HD format.

“ComiXology fans already know and love Terry’s current Rachel Rising horror series and have devoured his recently concluded Echo sci-fi series, but we’re more excited than ever to bring the work that put Terry Moore on the map with today’s debut of Strangers in Paradise ,” said co-founder and CEO David Steinberger. “With the perfect mix of humor, romance and drama, Strangers in Paradise is an amazing read for hard-core comic fans and new readers alike, and we’re honored to bring the entire amazing work to our world-wide audience.”

“I’m very happy to partner with comiXology in bringing Strangers in Paradise  to a whole new audience,” said Strangers in Paradise creator Terry Moore. “ComiXology offers comic book fans an incredible shopping and reading experience, and I’ve been loving experiencing Rachel Rising and Echo in Guided View and both look fantastic in CMX-HD. I can’t wait to hear what fans have to say about Strangers in Paradise on comiXology.”

Abstract Studio and comiXology worked closely together to acquire the highest resolution source material possible to present Moore’s Strangers in Paradise in comiXology’s stunning high-definition comic format  – CMX HD –  for comiXology fans on the new iPad. With Guided View and CMX-HD, comiXology adds new dimensions to an acclaimed classic.

Terry Moore’s Strangers in Paradise focuses on the difficult relationship between a kind-hearted hopeless romantic Francine, her best friend Katchoo a jilted artist with a mysterious past, and David Qin an NYU art student madly in love with Katchoo with a few secrets of his own. A mix of romance, comedy and thriller, Strangers in Paradise has received critical acclaim since it’s original print debut in 1993. Through out its run the series has received multiple awards including the Eisner Award for Best Serialized Story in 1996, the National Cartoonists Ruben Award for Best Comic Book in 1997, as well as the GLAAD Award for Best Comic Book in 2001 and 2008.

About comiXology
 Founded in 2007 with the mission of bringing comics to people everywhere, comiXology revolutionized the comic book and graphic novel world.  With the development of the comiXology digital comics platform – with buy-once, read-anywhere availability across iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Windows 8 and the Web – comiXology provides the easiest way worldwide for people to enjoy comics anywhere they happen to be! Regularly ranking as the top grossing iPad app in the entire iTunes App Store, comiXology is one of the leading drivers of the iPad economy. Providing the most digital comics on the most devices, comiXology will not stop until everyone on the face of the planet has been turned into a comic book fan.

About Abstract Studio Abstract Studio opened in 1993 when creator Terry Moore began independently publishing his award-winning series, Strangers in Paradise. Since then, Abstract Studio has gone on to publish all of the works created by Moore including hits such as ECHO, Rachel Rising and  How To Draw. Abstract Studio titles are available in fourteen languages worldwide. Recognized as one of the leading independent publishers in comics today, Abstract Studio continues to set the standard for excellence in the comic book industry.

MARVEL ENTERS SINGLE ISSUE EXCLUSIVE WITH COMIXOLOGY

Marvel Entertainment Signs Exclusive Single Issue English Language Digital Comics Agreement With ComiXology

 

New York, NY—May 8, 2012—Today Marvel Entertainment, one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, announced it will exclusively distribute single issue English-language digital comics worldwide with comiXology, the largest digital comics platform.

This multi-year agreement reinforces Marvel’s commitment to bringing its unparalleled library of popular characters and acclaimed stories to fans with a dedicated commitment to technology partner comiXology.

“As the industry leader, Marvel is committed to growing the comics market through digital innovation—and bolstering our existing partnership with comiXology continues that,” explained Peter Phillips, SVP & General Manager, Marvel Digital Media. “This agreement is a huge win for current and future fans of the Avengers, X-Men, Spider-Man and Marvel’s entire library of exciting characters.”

Marvel fans will enjoy continued access to single-issue digital comics via the Marvel apps available for Apple iOS and Android, as well as the new web-based Marvel Comics Shop, all powered by comiXology. Marvel comics can also be found on the comiXology platform available on Apple iOS, Android, Kindle Fire and comixology.com.

In addition, starting today, Marvel’s digital comics will be available through comiXology’s Digital Storefronts for brick-and-mortar retailers.

“We’re extremely proud that Marvel has chosen comiXology as its partner,” said David Steinberger, CEO of comiXology. “Our expanded relationship will foster increased innovation and accelerate plans for more points of distribution and reading. I’m more than thrilled.”

The comiXology-powered Marvel Comics app launched in 2010 and has remained one of the top grossing apps in the iTunes store. As the first major comics company to offer single issues for digital purchase and featuring the largest library of digital comics, Marvel continues to be the industry leader in digital innovation.

You can download the Marvel Comics app right here and experience the greatest comics books in the world, featuring the Avengers, Iron Man, Captain America, Spider-Man, Wolverine and more!

About Marvel:

Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information visit www.marvel.com 


 

COMIXOLOGY MAKES A VALIANT EFFORT with exclusive digital distribution of VALIANT COMICS

VALIANT AND COMIXOLOGY ANNOUNCE EXCLUSIVE DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION AGREEMENT

 

All-New Upcoming Valiant Titles To Be Available Same Day As Print


Get X-0 Manowar #1 Digitally Today At ComiXology.com

Classic Valiant Titles Also Available Today!

May 2nd, 2012 – New York, NY — Valiant Entertainment is proud to announce that it has reached an exclusive digital comics distribution agreement with comiXology, the world’s largest digital comics platform available on iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire and the Web with over 60 million comic and graphic novel downloads to date.

Beginning today with the release of the all-new X-O Manowar #1 by New York Times best-selling author Robert Venditti (The Surrogates) and Eisner Award-winning artist Cary Nord (Conan), comiXology will offer same-day as print digital releases for all of Valiant’s upcoming titles.  Additionally, Valiant’s expansive back catalog of classic content will also be exclusively available via comiXology.

“There’s tremendous excitement around Valiant’s return, and they’re bringing with them one of the greatest libraries of characters and stories in comics,” said comiXology CEO and co-Founder David Steinberger. “We couldn’t be more proud to partner with Valiant in the digital marketplace. We’re sure to see the original Valiant fans energized by making these great comics available across the globe, while also bringing in a whole new generation of readers.”

Set for a much anticipated summer 2012 relaunch, Valiant will soon return with four new series, all of which will debut as same-day as print digital releases on comiXology — X-O Manowar #1 on sale today, Harbinger #1 on June 6th, Bloodshot #1 on July 11th, and Archer & Armstrong #1 on August 8th.

Moreover, in conjunction with the today’s release of X-O Manowar #1, comiXology is adding the first-ever digital editions of three classic storylines from Valiant’s vast archive of best-selling comics to comiXology’s library of more than 20,000 issues:

  • X-O Manowar (1992) #0-6 by Jim Shooter, Bob Layton, Barry Windsor-Smith & Joe Quesada
  • Harbinger (1992) #0-6 by Jim Shooter & David Lapham
  • Bloodshot (1993) #0-4 by Kevin VanHook & Don Perlin

“For the first time, through comiXology’s platform, Valiant Comics will be available anywhere in the world,” said Valiant CEO Jason Kothari. “With Valiant’s return now in full effect with today’s release of X-O Manowar #1, the timing couldn’t be better to remind people once again of the incredible characters and stories that made Valiant a household name.”

As part of the exclusive agreement, Valiant Entertainment titles will also be available through comiXology’s Digital Retailer Storefront program. This enables retailers to sell Valiant’s digital comics through their own website while comic book fans can purchase digital comics from their local comic store’s digital storefront with a portion of each purchase going directly to the retailer.

Future digital releases on comiXology will delve deeper into the Valiant catalog, and feature classic series including Archer & Armstrong, Rai, Ninjak, Shadowman, Eternal Warrior, and Quantum & Woody. 

In the meantime, today fans everywhere can now add all-new Valiant material to their digital comics libraries with X-O Manowar #1, from writer Robert Venditti and artist Cary Nord, available now on the Comics by comiXology platform — available on iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire and the Web.

About Valiant Entertainment
Valiant Entertainment is a character-based publishing and licensing company that owns and controls some of the most cherished comic characters ever created across all media worldwide. Since their creation in 1989, Valiant characters have sold 80 million comic books and have been the basis of a number of successful video game franchises. Valiant’s extensive library includes over 1,500 characters, such as X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Harbinger, Shadowman, and Ninjak. Visit www.valiantentertainment.com.

About comiXology
Founded in 2007 with the mission of bringing comics to people everywhere, comiXology — in just five short years — has revolutionized the comic book and graphic novel world. From creating the industry leading platform for digital comics to tools and services for brick and mortar retailers, comiXology has lead the charge in exposing new audiences to the rich history and culture of comic books. With the development of the Comics by comiXology digital comics platform — available across iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire and the Web — comiXology provides the easiest way worldwide for people to enjoy comics at just the click of a button! Regularly ranking as the top grossing iPad app in the entire iTunes App Store, Comics by comiXology was recently selected as a preloaded app on Amazon’s Kindle Fire. Providing digital comics across multiple platforms, comiXology will not stop until everyone on the face of the earth has been turned into a comic book fan.

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IMAGECOMICS.COM: THE RELAUNCH!

IMAGECOMICS.COM: THE RELAUNCH!
Image Comics Partners with comiXology to Relaunch Their Website

Berkeley, CA – 29 July 2011 — Image Comics is pleased to introduce a completely redesigned Website, which includes many additional features and improvements. ComiXology, who created and continues to maintain the Image App for digital comics, has once again partnered with the publisher for the redesign of their Website.

Some of those exciting features and improvements include:
  • A new online database which will help fans search for their favorite comics and discover new favorites by allowing them to search by creator, series title, or even genre.
  • A live RSS feed, inviting fans to keep abreast of the latest Image Comics news and participate in the Image Comics community via Twitter and Facebook.
  • A section devoted to digital comics for sale, including some downloads that are even available for free! Read all of Images Comics digital comics at comics.imagecomics.com.
  • The Image Comics Forums, which will continue to give creators, retailers, and fans alike an online home for questions and discussion.
“A company’s Website represents your business when you can’t, so Image took proactive measures with us to ensure that their online presence represents them well,” said David Steinberger, CEO of comiXology. “Their new site functionality will ensure that all of their comics are easily discoverable by their community, and allow them to directly interact with them as well.”

Imagecomics.com has been due for an overhaul for some time, but we’re all extremely happy with the latest iteration of our site,” added Image Comics Publisher Eric Stephenson. “How comics are marketed, sold and read continues to change at a rapid pace, so there’s always more work to be done, but the comiXology crew have given us a fantastic framework to move forward with.”

Some of the features that Image Comics fans can look forward to in coming months will include:
  • An exclusive retailers-only section that will offer assets and information for retailers to assist them in sales, and will require a log-in code to enter.
  • A section for libraries and educators that will offer assets, plans and information to aid them in their quest to get people reading and enjoying comics.
The new Website at www.imagecomics.com is live now, so please have a look, and you may just discover your new favorite comics there!

ABOUT COMIXOLOGY
Since 2007 comiXology has been developing the technological infrastructure to bring comics into the digital mainstream and expose new audiences to the rich history and culture of the industry. Through partnerships with top comic book publishers including Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Archaia Entertainment, BOOM! Studios, Dynamite Entertainment and Image Comics as well as their own mobile and web apps which hosts over 10,000 digital titles, comiXology has become a leader in digital comic book proliferation. Also focused on creating strong ties with retail stores through its technology solutions, comiXology continues to transform the previously fragmented comic ecosystem into a vibrant and cohesive marketplace.

ABOUT IMAGE COMICS
Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline, Skybound and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit www.imagecomics.com.

Archaia Entertainment Partners with comiXology to Launch Days Missing

Archaia’s Acclaimed Graphic Novel Series to Showcase on comiXology’s Digital Comics Platform

LOS ANGELES, CA May 18, 2011 – Archaia Entertainment’s CEO PJ Bickett, announced today that they will launch its acclaimed graphic novel series Days Missing on comiXology, the leading distributor of digital comics.
 
From Archaia Entertainment and Roddenberry Productions, Days Missing tells the story of hidden pages from history, where a being named The Steward has shaped the course of human development through his interactions and interference with mankind. The Steward’s powers of time and intellect have allowed him to secretly remove certain critical days from the historical record. As a result, these stories have never been told or their details documented or even recalled. These are the Days Missing from our existence, and they are about to be revealed…
 
The two volume series features celebrated writers Ian Edginton, Phil Hester, Matz and David Hine and Illustrators Chris Burnham, Frazer Irving, David Marquez and Lee Moder.

Days Missing will make its comiXology debut on May 18, 2011.
 
“Archaia is committed to working with the best and brightest distributors in the industry to provide our fans with the greatest access to our content. When it comes to digital distribution, comiXology ranks among the elite. I have witnessed firsthand the extraordinary impact comiXology has had on how the entire industry views digital, especially with the largest brands. Archaia is excited to be in such great company,” said PJ Bickett, CEO of Archaia.

The digital release of Days Missing by Archaia on the comiXology platform is the beginning of a partnership to distribute more of its expansive library digitally. comiXology users will be able to enjoy a breadth of new Archaia comics digitally in the upcoming months.

“We are thrilled to forge our new alliance with Archaia, which has evolved into one of the most exciting graphic novel publishers in the industry,” said David Steinberger, CEO of comiXology. “Days Missing is a brand that is certain to expand its already impressive following within the comiXology platform.”


About comiXology:

Since 2007 comiXology has been developing the technological infrastructure to bring comics into the digital mainstream and expose new audiences to the rich history and culture of the industry. Through partnerships with top comic book publishers including Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Archaia Entertainment, BOOM! Studios, Dynamite Entertainment and Image Comics as well as their own mobile and web apps which hosts over 8,000 digital titles, comiXology has become a leader in digital comic book proliferation. Also focused on creating strong ties with retail stores through its technology solutions, comiXology continues to transform the previously fragmented comic ecosystem into a vibrant and cohesive marketplace.

About Archaia Entertainment:

Archaia Entertainment, LLC is a multi-award-winning graphic novel publisher with more than 50 renowned publishing brands, including such domestic and international hits as Mouse Guard, Return of the Dapper Men, Gunnerkrigg Court, Awakening, The Killer, Days Missing, Tumor, Syndrome, Artesia, Engineer, and an entire line of The Jim Henson Company graphic novels. Archaia has built an unparalleled reputation for producing meaningful content that perpetually transforms minds, building one of the industry’s most visually stunning and eclectic slates of graphic novels. Archaia was named Graphic Novel Publisher of the Year according to Ain’t it Cool News, Graphic Policy, and Comic Related, and was honored with nine 2011 Eisner Awards nominations. Archaia has also successfully emerged as a prolific storyteller in all facets of the entertainment industry, extending their popular brands into film, television, gaming, and branded digital media.