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:

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.

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.

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

Further information can be found on the SEQUENTIAL website here: