Tuesday, 15 July 2014

New Release: VerityFair: Pink Elephants graphic novel by Terry Wiley


SEQUENTIAL, the graphic novel app for the iPad, is delighted to announce the release today of VerityFair: Pink Elephants, the second part of the acclaimed graphic novel from Terry Wiley. 

Only available digitally via SEQUENTIAL, this is an exclusive expanded version boasting a whole host of extras. Almost every comics page has audio commentary recorded by Terry Wiley, and we’ve included a sketches, artwork and additional stories, all behind a brand-new cover just for this edition.

VerityFair: Pink Elephants follows on from VerityFair Custard Creams, and tells the story of Verity Bourneville, a 40-something semi-talented actress and full-time extrovert, in her quest for success and a good night’s sleep. 

This book collects together almost 100 pages of comics comprising the whole of VerityFair Part 2 – originally published in print in three chapters. In Custard Creams we were introduced to happy-go-lucky middle-aged actress Verity Bourneville. Verity has been having enough trouble trying to find a decent part to pay the rent without also being plagued by a mysterious nightmare about her old deceased classmate Lucy Sherman. With the help of her on/off boyfriend Maurice ‘Mo Sevens’ and psychiatrist friend Doc Truck, she tries to get to the bottom of the mystery! Everything seems to be going OK until she receives a call from another old school friend, Una, breaking the news that Lucy has just died… but isn’t Lucy dead already? 


PRAISE FOR TERRY WILEY
Terry Wiley is the artist behind Sleaze Castle and is the best British comics artist you may never have heard of. With a tight-knit and dedicated group of admirers from within the comics community and others in the know, Terry has been described as “an unheralded star”, “astonishingly brilliant”, and the creator of “magnificent, funny, perfect comics”.

"A true comic book genius." – Rich Johnston, Bleeding Cool

“Terry Wiley’s VerityFair is a great series, full of everything that always made his comics such a joy for me; packed with character (and characters), colourful language (even more colourful behaviour), a great cast and above all a sense that these are genuine, people, real people…. sure, they may be a little unusual, or even downright weird, but you could still bump into them down the pub if you happen to be in the right pub at the right time.” – Richard Bruton, Forbidden Planet

"An exhilarating comedy-drama... If this were a TV sitcom, the audacious, ebullient Bourneville would be hailed as an era-defining character up there with Liz Lemon from 30 Rock or Ab Fab's Edina. VerityFair is one of the best of today's comedies – in any medium." – Colin Smith, Q Magazine

ABOUT SEQUENTIAL
SEQUENTIAL is a graphic novel storefront app for iPad, launched in August 2013. They work with the best publishers of graphic novels across the world, including  Fantagraphics, Top Shelf, Jonathan Cape, Knockabout, Myriad Editions, NBM, Secret Acres, SelfMadeHero, and Blank Slate Books, as well as a number of other small press publishers.

SEQUENTIAL prides itself on having the best and widest selection of graphic novels in the world.

They make quality graphic novels available digitally via their 'gold standard' platform and aim to expand the market for graphic novels for adults with a superhero-free, carefully curated selection of material. https://itunes.apple.com/app/id629759394?ls=1&mt=8 /



Sunday, 13 July 2014

Are You a Graphic Novel Guru? Take Our Simple Video Quiz!

How much do you know about graphic novels and their creators? We've taken 50 graphic novels (a small selection of what's available on SEQUENTIAL) and the challenge is to identify their creators before their names appear.

We show 25 graphic novels in Part 1 and 25 in Part 2.

Check out the full range on the iPad app:
itunes.apple.com/us/app/sequential-digital-graphic/id629759394?mt=8


Monday, 23 June 2014

Congratulations to our iPad Winners!

SEQUENTIAL was at MoCCA in April, and we were promoting the app and signing people up to a competition to win an iPad Air and two iPad minis. Here are the lucky winners, and what they had to say about SEQUENTIAL after getting their hands on the app. Sign up to our newsletter to be automatically entered to future competitions, and find out all about what we're up to at SEQUENTIAL.






















































Wednesday, 7 May 2014

British Library's Comics Unmasked Exhibition Launches Digital Anthology




British Library's Comics Unmasked Exhibition Launches Free Digital Anthology, Available Exclusively on SEQUENTIAL for iPad

Comics Unmasked, the new exhibition at the British Library in London, has opened to great acclaim, offering the first chance to see the British Library's extensive comics collection, as well as original artwork and scripts from names such as Neil Gaiman, Posy Simmonds, Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons, Hunt Emerson, and Bryan Talbot. The exhibition is the largest to have ever been held about British comics and comics creators.

Of the show, Paul Gravett, co-curator, says: “Much more than childhood nostalgia, comics are a powerful adult medium which can reflect and impact on society and change's people minds and lives. From the very start, comics have been cross-pollinating with movies, music, theatre and all the other media and today are on the cutting-edge of digital storytelling and multi-media installation art.”

Now, for those across the globe unable to get to the exhibition, or for those who just want to see more, the British Library has partnered with digital comics developer SEQUENTIAL to provide a free anthology for iPad, based on the content of the exhibition. The anthology includes excerpts of work by many of the star names from the exhibition such as Alan Moore, Bryan and Mary Talbot, Dave McKean, Pat Mills, and Dave Gibbons, as well as rare comics such as The Trials of Nasty Tales and sequential art from centuries gone by such as Ally Sloper and A Harlot's Progress.

Comics Unmasked: The Digital Anthology contains over 150 pages of comics and information from the Comics Unmasked exhibition and is a free download via the SEQUENTIAL app for iPad, available here:




The anthology will be available for the duration of the exhibition, which runs until August 19th. Due to the explicit nature of some of the content the app is only suitable for those age 17 and over.

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Leading Graphic Novel Publisher Top Shelf Partners with the SEQUENTIAL Digital Graphic Novel App

London, April 8th

SEQUENTIAL, the graphic novel storefront and reader app focused on literary graphic novels, has announced that it has started releasing titles by pioneering art comics and graphic novel publisher Top Shelf. Titles now available on SEQUENTIAL from Top Shelf include:

• Alec by Eddie Campbell
• Wizzywig by Ed Piskor 
• The Underwater Welder by Jeff Lemire
• March: Book One by Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell

amongst others.

These Top Shelf titles have been released as part of SEQUENTIAL's expanded catalogue which now includes US publishers such as Fantagraphics, NBM and Secret Acres.

Top Shelf director of digital Chris Ross said, “Top Shelf is very pleased to bring our library of critically-acclaimed graphic novels to SEQUENTIAL. We always strive to combine literary sophistication and depth with heart, so we're excited to present our authors and their books to SEQUENTIAL readers.”

Released in August 2013, SEQUENTIAL is focused on book format art comics and literary graphic novels. It aims to help promote comics as an art form and has been offering titles from Fantagraphics, NBM, Secret Acres, Jonathan Cape, Knockabout, Myriad Editions, SelfMadeHero and Blank Slate Books amongst others.

SEQUENTIAL founder Russell Willis said, “We are thrilled to be able to add these Top Shelf titles to the app and will be adding even more shortly. Top Shelf is one of the most important players in the world and has played a significant part in expanding the horizons of the form. It publishes the best writers and artists the form has to offer."

The SEQUENTIAL app now features the work of Alan Moore, Brian Bolland, David Lloyd, Eddie Campbell, Ellen Lindner, Hunt Emerson, Isabel Greenberg, Jaime Hernandez, Nick Abadzis, Rutu Modan, Winshluss and many, many more.

For more information on SEQUENTIAL and to download it for free from the App Store visit:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sequential-digital-graphic/id629759394?mt=8

Thursday, 27 March 2014

SEQUENTIAL Releases New NBM Titles as Part of US Expansion



SEQUENTIAL, the graphic novel storefront and reader app focused on literary graphic novels, has announced that it has released a main tranche of titles by pioneering art comics and graphic novel publisher NBM. Titles now available on SEQUENTIAL from NBM include:

• Science: A Discovery in Comics and Philosophy: A Discovery in Comics by Margreet de Heer 
• Abelard, Betty Blues, and Bubbles and Gondola by Renaud Dillies 
• Zombillenium by Arthur de Pins (soon to be made into a feature film)
• Happy Hooligan by Frederick B. Opper (a special collection of the classic early 20th century strip)
• Madison Square Tragedy by Rick Geary

amongst others.

These NBM titles have been released as part of SEQUENTIAL's expanded catalogue which now includes US publishers such as Fantagraphics and Secret Acres.

NBM founder and publisher Terry Nantier said, “SEQUENTIAL's aim to curate a quality selection of literary graphic novels and try to reach a general audience is one we share; we're delighted to have our titles available on their app.”

Released in August 2013, SEQUENTIAL is focused on book format art comics and literary graphic novels. It rejects mainstream superhero fare and has been offering titles from UK publishers including Jonathan Cape, Knockabout, Myriad Editions, SelfMadeHero and Blank Slate Books. It has recently started adding major US-based graphic novel publishers to its list.

SEQUENTIAL founder Russell Willis said, “We are thrilled to be able to add these NBM titles to the app and will be adding even more shortly. NBM was the first publisher of graphic novels in the US, and has played a significant part in expanding the horizons of the form."

In addition to creators from NBM, the app features the work of Alan Moore, Brian Bolland, David Lloyd, Eddie Campbell, Ellen Lindner, Hunt Emerson, Isabel Greenberg, Jaime Hernandez, Nick Abadzis, Rutu Modan, Winshluss and many, many more.

For more information on SEQUENTIAL and to download it for free from the App Store visit:https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id629759394?ls=1&mt=8

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

SEQUENTIAL Releases Moore and O'Neill's Nemo: The Roses of Berlin for iPad

SEQUENTIAL, the deluxe digital graphic novel storefont and reader app for the iPad is delighted to announce the release of Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill's Nemo: The Roses of Berlin from Top Shelf / Knockabout.


Priced at just $3.99 / £2.49 iPad users can download the latest in the Nemo series, part of The League Extraordinary Gentlemen universe. While they're at it can get  a FREE comics biography of Alan Moore -- by acclaimed artist and Moore expert Gary Spencer Millidge.



The SEQUENTIAL app for iPad can be downloaded for free here.



SEQUENTIAL is designed to be the premier app for reading sophisticated graphic novels and features work from the world's leading publishers, including Fantagraphics, Top Shelf, SelfMadeHero, Blank Slate, Knockabout, Myriad Editions, Secret Acres and more.



Bleeding Cool was the first to announce the release here.




Friday, 14 February 2014

Love (& Rockets) in the Air this Valentine's Day



London • February 14th, Valentine's Day, 2014

SEQUENTIAL, the graphic novel storefront and reader app focused on literary graphic novels, has announced that it is releasing titles by legendary art comics and graphic novel publisher Fantagraphics Books. The first tranche of titles, released on Valentine's Day, includes essential work from Fantagraphics flagship title Love & Rockets in the form of Jaime Hernandez's seminal LOCAS series, which tells the tales of Maggie and Hopey and a unique cast of characters.

Fantagraphics associate publisher Eric Reynolds said, “SEQUENTIAL's efforts to curate a quality selection of non-mainstream digital comics and graphic novels is something that we can get behind; we're delighted to have our titles available on their app.”

SEQUENTIAL founder Russell Willis said, “We are really thrilled to be able to add Fantagraphics titles to the app. When we started out we were driven by a vision of including the best work in the world, untainted by superheroes. To that end we have been courting Fantagraphics for quite a while, and having their comics and graphic novels available on SEQUENTIAL makes our vision a reality. We are the go-to app for the sophisticated graphic novel and comics reader."

Released in August 2013, SEQUENTIAL is focused on book format art comics and literary graphic novels. It strongly rejects mainstream superhero fare and has been offering titles from UK publishers Jonathan Cape, Knockabout, Myriad Editions, SelfMadeHero and Blank Slate Books. It has recently started adding major US-based graphic novel publishers to its list.

The first tranche of titles includes Locas #1, #2 and #3 (Maggie the Mechanic, The Girl from H.O.P.P.E.R.S. and Perla La Loca) by Jaime Hernandez, Hip Hop Family Tree by Ed Piskor, The Left Bank Gang and I Killed Adolf Hitler by Jason, and TEOTFW by Charles Forsman. Work by Gilbert Hernandez and other Fantagraphics creators will follow shortly.

In addition the app features the work of Alan Moore, Brian Bolland, David Lloyd, Eddie Campbell, Ellen Lindner, Hunt Emerson, Isabel Greenberg, Nick Abadzis, Rutu Modan, Winshluss and many, many more.

For more information on SEQUENTIAL and to download it for free from the App Store click here.


Saturday, 8 February 2014

Infinity #6 Features Hannah Berry Interview and More

The latest issue of Infinity, the magazine of graphic novels and sequential art has been released for iPad on SEQUENTIAL and as part of its own standalone newsstand app. The SEQUENTIAL app can be downloaded here.


SelfMadeHero Launches Expanded Digital Graphic Novels on SQ





SelfMadeHero and SEQUENTIAL Release Enhanced Digital Graphic Novels


https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/id629759394?ls=1&mt=8

SelfMadeHero, the UK’s independent graphic novel publisher, is making three of its popular titles available to read in a specially-enhanced digital format on the SEQUENTIAL platform for iPad. The books are Kiki de MontparnasseJosé-Louis Bocquet’s elegant true-life account of Man Ray’s muse; H.P. Lovecraft’s At the Mountains of Madness, atmospherically adapted by I.N.J. Culbard; and the fantastical Sandcastle by Pierre Oscar Lévy and award-winning artist Frederik Peeters. More titles will follow shortly.

In addition to the graphic novel itself, each title includes a number of added features that, like DVD extras, enhance and expand the reading experience by taking a behind-the-scenes look at the creative process. Kiki includes 9 pages of exclusive artwork and Sandcastle features an exclusive video of Frederik Peeters drawing. An audio commentary is provided by I.N.J Culbard for At The Mountains of Madness, which won best graphic novel at the British Fantasy Awards 2011, as well as an exclusive video sketch.


Since it was launched last year, SEQUENTIAL has been working with many of the top independent graphic novel publishers and creators, giving them a chance to reach an expanding global readership through digital technology. Currently its digital releases include titles from publishers such as Jonathan Cape, Blank Slate and Knockabout as well as books by Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman, Hunt Emerson and Eddie Campbell.


Emma Hayley, founder and publisher of SelfMadeHero says, ‘We’re delighted to be making our first selection of titles available for digital readers through SEQUENTIAL It marks a significant new phase in SelfMadeHero’s efforts to bring graphic novels to the widest audience possible in this changing landscape of publishing today’.


SEQUENTIAL founder and Panel Nine publisherRussell Willis says ‘SelfMadeHero are one of the most exciting graphic novel publishers in the UK right now, and we’re thrilled to be working with them. These three books are a fantastic sample of SelfMadeHero’s innovative, interesting and beautifully created graphic novels, and the SEQUENTIAL versions, with the exclusive expanded features and our gold standard comics software, are the perfect way to experience them’.


All three titles are available now at £9.99 each.


For more information on SEQUENTIAL and to download it for free from the app store: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/id629759394?ls=1&mt=8

For details of SelfMadeHero’s titles: www.selfmadehero.com Twitter: @SelfMadeHero


Contact details

SELFMADEHERO
Paul Smith
Press Officer | SelfMadeHero
139 Pancras Rd, London NW1 1UN Tel: +44(0)207 383 5157 Mobile: +44(0)7970878802

SEQUENTIAL

Chloë Pursey
Editorial Director, Panel Nine / iEnglish.com Limited
The Hoxton Mix, 86-90 Paul Street, London EC2A 4NE Tel: +44 (0)203 137 6615 Mobile: +44 (0)7456 437746

Notes to editors


About SelfMadeHero

SelfMadeHero aims to publish works that provoke, entertain, inspire, and inform through the medium of the graphic novel. We are proud to publish ground- breaking and beautiful work by authors and artists from across the globe, from the quirky and humorous to the political and profound. Spring releases this year have included Terra Australis, The Boxer, Vincent, Celeste, Weapons of Mass Diplomacy and The Cigar That Fell In Love With A Pipe.

About SEQUENTIAL

SEQUENTIAL is a graphic novel storefront app for iPad, launched by digital publishers Panel Nine in May 2013. They work with the best publishers of graphic novels across the world, including Jonathan Cape, Knockabout, Myriad Editions, and Blank Slate Books, as well as a range of indie and small press publishers.

They make quality graphic novels available digitally via their 'gold standard' platform and aim to expand the market for graphic novels for adults with a superhero-free, carefully curated selection of material. https://itunes.apple.com/app/id629759394?ls=1&mt=8 /


Twitter: @SEQUENTIAL_app