Thursday, 4 August 2016

2016 "Best Graphic Album" Eisner Award Winner on SEQUENTIAL

We're delighted that we now have RUINS by Peter Kuper on SEQUENTIAL. RUINS was the winner of the most important Eisner Award: "Best Graphic Album" (the equivalent of "Best Picture" at the Oscars).

Congratulations to Peter – and to his UK-based publisher, SelfMadeHero. We hope you've all recovered from the after party! :-)

 http://store.sequential.cc/catalogue/book/ruins_by_peter_kuper/1346

Friday, 12 February 2016

For Valentine’s Day, 2016 

SEQUENTIAL, the iPad app for digital graphic novels, is delighted to announce the release on Valentine’s Day of an exclusive expanded edition of True Love by Posy Simmonds, the acclaimed Guardian cartoonist and author of the Gemma Bovery and Tamara Drewe graphic novels.

Originally published in 1981, True Love has a strong claim to be the first ever British graphic novel published for adults. A sharp satire on the idealised romantic love promised in romance comics, True Love tells the story of plain and single office worker Janice Brady who dreams of being swept off her feet.
























Over 30 years later, True Love is being celebrated via SEQUENTIAL’s acclaimed digital graphic novel platform, where the original pages are presented in glorious high-definition and supplemented with a host of extras including audio from Posy Simmonds, sketches and artwork, and materials from the original conception and creation process, including an in-depth look at the mysteries of Posy’s notebook – and her mirror writing!

“I’m so glad that True Love is going to have new digital life on SEQUENTIAL.” said Posy, who collected together materials for the enhanced extras, including the original cover artwork, sketches, and the notebook in which True Love was drafted.

Russell Willis, the founder of SEQUENTIAL, said, “I’m personally delighted to announce the release of True Love by Posy Simmonds, one of the world’s most important cartoonists. In the 80s it was Posy’s True Love graphic novel that helped spark my interest in comics as a medium for adults. I’ve been a huge fan of her work ever since. Posy has become a British national treasure and it's a real honour to publish this expanded digital version of her work.”

The expanded edition is 100 pages and priced at £9.99 / $12.99.

SEQUENTIAL is free to download from the App Store here:
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/sequential-graphic-novels/id629759394



About Posy Simmonds
Posy Simmonds is one of the UK’s most treasured authors, with long-running strips in The Guardian that would become Gemma Bovery, Tamara Drewe, Mrs. Weber’s Diary, and more. She has also contributed strips to The Spectator and Harper’s Magazine, and has written a number of best-selling children’s books including Fred, Bouncing Buffalo and Lulu and the Flying Babies. She was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire in 2002 for services to the newspaper industry.

About SEQUENTIAL
SEQUENTIAL is the graphic novel storefront app for iPad. The app features material from the best publishers of graphic novels across the world, including Fantagraphics, Top Shelf, Dark Horse, NBM, Koyama Press, Knockabout, SelfMadeHero, and Blank Slate Books, as well as the cream of the small press.

SEQUENTIAL makes 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/gb/app/sequential-graphic-novels/id629759394

The company is headquartered in Tokyo with an office in London.

Further information can be found on the SEQUENTIAL website here:

http://www.sequential.cc/p/about-sequential.html

Thursday, 4 February 2016

FREE Comix Creatrix Guide Now Available on SEQUENTIAL

SEQUENTIAL, the iPad app for digital graphic novels, is delighted to announce that it has partnered with House of Illustration to provide a free digital guide for their new exhibition Comix Creatrix: 100 Women Making Comics, as well as digital graphic novels displayed within the exhibition itself.



Comix Creatrix: 100 Women Making Comics is the UK’s largest ever exhibition of work by pioneering female artists working in the comics medium. It presents original artwork from 100 innovative creators – much of it never been seen in public before – and debunks the myth that women have a limited stake in the world of comics. The exhibition recognises the extraordinary variety of comics by women; from observational comedy to surreal fantasy, challenging biography to subversive protest.

The digital guide will be available for free, exclusively on SEQUENTIAL, for the duration of the Comix Creatrix exhibition. It features over 150 pages of artwork and information from the exhibition, including work by Audrey Niffenegger, Posy Simmonds, Emma Vieceli, Hannah Berry, Isabel Greenberg, Suzy Varty, and many more.

SEQUENTIAL have also created a bespoke version of their acclaimed comics software, which will run on iPads in the exhibition and features 15 full-length graphic novels for visitors to browse through – all by women whose work features in Comix Creatrix.

Russell Willis, the founder of SEQUENTIAL, said, “We’re thrilled to be working with House of Illustration to provide an interactive digital element to this exhibition. Comix Creatrix will be a fantastic celebration of a range of amazing artists, proving that women have always been at the forefront of comic art. We hope visitors to the exhibition will enjoy browsing the full-length graphic novels, and that anyone who is unable to visit the exhibition in person – or those who visit and want a take-away from it – will download the digital guide to get an look at the range and breadth of the artwork on display.”

SEQUENTIAL features hundreds of graphic novels and comics from leading creators and publishers, made available via their acclaimed storefront app and reader for the iPad. SEQUENTIAL’s mission is to expand the market for graphic novels for adults with a beautifully presented, carefully curated selection of material that focuses on the richness of the medium outside of the typical superhero offering.

They have previously partnered with organisations including the Bri@sh Library and the London Book Fair to make digital graphic novels a feature of exhibitions and installations.

SEQUENTIAL is free to download from the App Store here:
https://itunes.apple.com/app/sequential-graphic-novels/id629759394

Further information can be found on the SEQUENTIAL website here:
http://www.sequential.cc

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About House of Illustration
House of Illustration is the UK’s only public gallery and education space dedicated solely to illustration, with a creative programme of exhibitions, talks and events. Founded by Sir Quentin Blake, it opened in July 2014 at the heart of London’s King’s Cross regeneration area. It is the place to see, learn about and enjoy illustration in all its forms; from picture books to political cartoons, advertisements to animation and scientific drawings to fashion design. A registered charity, House of Illustration identifies and promotes new illustration talent, commissions new work and has a London-wide education and outreach programme.

About SEQUENTIAL
SEQUENTIAL is a graphic novel storefront app for iPad, launched in August 2013. The app features material from the best publishers of graphic novels across the world, including Fantagraphics, Top Shelf, Dark Horse, NBM, Koyama Press, Knockabout, SelfMadeHero, and Blank Slate Books, as well as the cream of the small press.

SEQUENTIAL makes quality graphic novels available digitally via their “gold standard” platform and aims to expand the market for graphic novels for adults with a superhero-free, carefully curated selection of material.

The company is headquartered in Tokyo with an office in London.

Comix Creatrix: 100 Women Making Comics • 5 February runs until 15 May 2016.
House of Illustration, 2 Granary Square, London N1C 4BH. Open Tuesday-Sunday 10am-6pm.
Closed Mondays. Admission: £7/£5/£4.

Information: 020 3696 2020 • houseofillustration.org.uk • @illustrationHQ

Featured artists include Catherine Anyango, Rachael Ball, Kate Beaton, Hannah Berry, Shirley Bellwood, Nell Brinkley, Nina Bunjevac, Laura Callaghan, Kate Charlesworth, Leela Corman, Mary Darly, Brigid Deacon, Marie Duval, Joana Estrela, Kate Evans, Marion Fayolle, Jacky Fleming, Evelyn Flinders, Ramona Fradon, Karrie Fransman, Melinda Gebbie, Isabel Greenberg, Laura Howell, Tove Jansson, Kripa Joshi, Miriam Katin, Aline Kominsky-Crumb, Nicola Lane, Simone Lia, Sarah Lightman, Ellen Lindner, Lizz Lunney, Cat O’Neil, Barbara ‘Willie’ Mendes, Lorna Miller, Angie Mills, Tarpe Mills, Rutu Modan, Audrey Niffenegger, Corinne Pearlman, Nadine Redlich, Trina Robbins, Posy Simmonds, Maria Stoian, Nicola Streeten, Carol Swain, Donya Todd, Pat Touretie, Suzy Varty and Una.