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