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Preview: Full Bleed, Vol. 3: Heavy Rotation

Full Bleed, Vol. 3: Heavy Rotation

Gavin Edwards, Tini Howard, Joe Lansdale, Josh O’Neill, Hannah Means-Shannon, Philip Kennedy Johnson, Adam Knave, Vivek Tiwary, Russell Sheath, Abdulkareem Baba Aminu, Kat Kruger, Jon Raymond, Benjamin Percy, and many more (w) • Roger Langridge, Peter Bagge, Sara Richard, Julia Alekseyeva, Jen Vaughn, Noah Van Sciver, Danica Brine, Gideon Kendall, Tony Shasteen, Steve Beach, Brent Schoonover, Shannon Wheeler and many more (a) • Michael Brophy (c)

The World’s ONLY 200-page print-only hardcover magazine is back with Volume 3, and this is the best one yet! Welcome to HEAVY ROTATION.

Here’s just the beginning: Rolling Stone’s Gavin Edwards chimes in with a lost and unpublished Grant Morrison interview (that is absolutely bonkers), The Fifth Beatle’s Vivek Tiwary pens an essay on the 50th anniversary of Yellow Submarine, Hannah Means-Shannon from Metallica and Scott Ian of Anthrax on their long friendship, and shared love of horror and all things geek.

New comics from Roger Langridge, Josh O’Neill & Gideon Kendall, Adam Knave & Andrew Losq, Kat Kruger & Jen Vaughn, Noah Van Sciver, Julia Alekseyeva, and more! New fiction from Joe Lansdale! New essays from Tini Howard, Abdulkareem Baba Aminu, Jarrett Melendez, Jon Raymond and more!

And we’re just getting started. Like the first two volumes, FULL BLEED, Vol. 3: Heavy Rotation has a surprise in store on every page.

FULL BLEED, Vol. 1 was a smash hit, and it’s… sold out! But did you miss out on FULL BLEED, Vol. 2? It’s still available below!

HC • FC • $25.99 • 200 pages • 8-1/2” x 11” • ISBN: 978-1-68405-532-6

Full Bleed, Vol. 3: Heavy Rotation

Preview: Star Trek: Waypoint #4 (of 6)

Star Trek: Waypoint #4 (of 6)

Vivek Tiwary, Scott Bryan Wilson (w) • Hugo Petrus, Caspar Wijngaard (a) • Zachary Baldus (c)

First, an ENTERPRISE story by Vivek Tiwary and Artist TK. Captain Archer’s pet beagle Porthos takes center stage in a Temporal Cold War tale that sees the beloved pooch traveling back in time in order to save a young Jonathan’s life. Then, a NEXT GENERATION story by Scott Bryan Wilson involving double trouble – quite literally – for an away team when they explore a strange new planet!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Astronaut Academy Heads to Film and Television

astronaut academy zero gravityDeadline has reported that writer-producer Vivek J. Tiwary has acquired the television and movie rights to Astronaut Academy the all-ages graphic novel by Dave Roman. The goal is to adapt the story for both television and movies. The story takes place in a space station school and is geared towards middle school age. Tiwary describes it as “Harry Potter in space.”

Tiwary has found success in numerous entertainment media including penning the hit graphic novel The Fifth Beatle: The Story of Brian Epstein. That graphic novel is being developed as a television series. He’s also working on a new musical based on songs from Alanis Morisette’s Jagged Little Pill. He also produced the Green Day musical American Idiot among numerous other projects.

The Fifth Beatle to be a TV Event Series

The Fifth BeatleAfter being developed for a feature film, The Fifth Beatle: The Story of Brian Epstein is heading to the small screen as a multi-part tv event series. Sonar Entertainment has optioned the rights to Vivek J. Tiwary‘s bestselling graphic novel. Tiwary created it with art from Andrew C. Robinson and Kyle Baker.

Brian Epstein was the manager of The Beatles and part of the driving force that brought the band the stardom. Epstein was also a gay man during a time and in a place where homosexual acts were a felony.

Tiwary had obtained the rights to the John Lennon-Paul McCartney song catalog and they’ll also have access to it for this project. This is the first Beatles-related biopic to secure such rights.

The graphic novel was published in 2013 by Dark Horse Comics.

(via Deadline)

Vivek J. Tiwary Hosts the 2015 Harvey Awards! Dinner Tickets Now on Sale!

harvey awards logoOn Saturday night, September 26th, the comic book industry, including professionals, retailers, and fans, will gather at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore to honor the 2015 Harvey Award Nominees for 2014 comic work and present the Harveys to their recipients. This is an exciting evening, highlighted by our host Vivek J. Tiwary, a #1 New York Times bestselling author, Tony Award-winning Broadway producer, and the founder of multi-platform arts and entertainment company Tiwary Entertainment Group.

Harvey Awards tickets are on sale NOW! Tickets to the event, which includes full cocktail hour (cash bar), full service dinner (featuring a Baltimore Crabcake!), awards ceremony, and a gift bag, are now available for $125.

Vivek Tiwary PhotoHost Vivek J. Tiwary’s graphic novel, The Fifth Beatle: The Brian Epstein Story (Dark Horse Comics), is based on the untold life story of Beatles’ manager Brian Epstein. Written by Tiwary, with art by Andrew C. Robinson and Kyle Baker, it received worldwide critical acclaim and won a number of prestigious literary awards including two Harvey Awards including Best Original Graphic Novel and the Will Eisner Comic Industry Award for Best Reality-Based Work. It is a Lambda Literary Finalist for Best LGBT Graphic Novel, an American Library Association Great Graphic Novel for Teens, and has been added to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Library and Archives Permanent Collection.

The Fifth Beatle is now being adapted into a feature film that has secured unprecedented access to Beatles music and counts Simon Cowell amongst its producers. Vivek is writing its screenplay and will serve as a producer.

Vivek Tiwary by Andrew RobinsonOn Broadway, Tiwary’s productions have won a combined 25 Tony Awards. They include such groundbreaking work as Green Day’s American Idiot, The Addams Family, A Raisin In The Sun, and Mel Brooks’ The Producers. Vivek is currently working with Alanis Morissette and Pulitzer and Tony Award-winner Tom Kitt to adapt Morissette’s breakthrough album Jagged Little Pill for Broadway.

Vivek previously served on the Board of Directors for Valiant Entertainment, a multi-platform company that boasts the third largest universe of comic book characters and has secured a 5-film deal with Sony Pictures.

Vivek held a number of major label music-industry positions working with artists ranging from Bruce Springsteen to Britney Spears.

In addition to hosting the awards ceremony, Vivek will be speaking on a panel and signing books throughout the weekend at the Baltimore Comic-Con.

National Book Festival 2014: Vivek Tiwary & Kyle Baker

Vivek Tiwary and Kyle Baker appeared at the 2014 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

Speaker Biography: Vivek Tiwary is an author, Broadway theater producer and founder of Tiwary Entertainment Group. Tiwary’s debut graphic novel, “The Fifth Beatle” (Dark Horse), tells the true story of Brian Epstein, the visionary manager behind the spotlight who led the Beatles to stardom. Despite his ambitious drive and pivotal role in mobilizing what would later become the most influential rock/pop band of all time, “The Fifth Beatle” reveals the brief life of Epstein, a tale of both triumph and tragedy. Tiwary portrays the story of a flawed and imperfect hero troubled by personal obstacles. “The Fifth Beatle” is written by Tiwary, with art illustrations by Andrew Robinson and Kyle Baker and lettering by Steve Dutro. It is a No. 1 New York Times best-seller and will be adapted into a feature film this year.

Speaker Biography: Cartoonist, writer and animator Kyle Baker has few peers in the field. He has won eight Eisner awards, five Harvey awards and five Glyph Comics awards. Baker’s breakthrough work, “Why I Hate Saturn,” won him his first Eisner in 1991. Baker was responsible for the revival of the Plastic Man comic series, and he has done the animation for several Looney Tunes projects. He is the illustrator of “The Fifth Beatle” (Dark Horse), a graphic novel about the Beatles manager, Brian Epstein, written by Vivek Tiwary.

For transcript, captions, and more information.

The National Book Festival 2014 in Pictures

On August 30 at the Washington Convention Center, the Library of Congress held the 2014 National Book Festival. The convention featured panels on graphic novels and such speakers as Raina Telgemeier, Bryan Lee O’Malley, Vivek Tiwary, Kyle Baker, Liza Donnelly, and Jeff Smith. Gene Luen Yang also spoke earlier in the day.

Here’s photos from the festival.

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Preview: Harbinger #25

HARBINGER #25 (ANNIVERSARY SPECTACULAR!)

Written by JOSHUA DYSART with VIVEK J. TIWARY, JUSTIN JORDAN, DAN GOLDMAN, and LUCY KNISLEY
Art by KHARI EVANS with LEWIS LAROSA, RAFER ROBERTS, CLAYTON HENRY, BARRY KITSON, and LUCY KNISLEY
Cover A by MICO SUAYAN (MAY141659)
Cover B by JENNY FRISON (MAY141660)
Variant Cover by LUCY KNISLEY (MAY141661)
Throwback Variant by SEAN CHEN (MAY141662)
Variant Cover by BARRY KITSON (MAY141663)
$4.99 | T+ | 48 pgs. | ON SALE 7/16/14 (FOC – 6/23/14)

Toyo Harada’s last stand! The future of Harbinger starts here with a star-studded, 48-page anniversary milestone – packed with brand new contributions from an all-star cast of creators and shocking new revelations about the fate of Valiant’s teenage superteam!

A Renegade has fallen and, now, there is no turning back. Stripped of his allies and all sense of self-preservation, the world’s most powerful “harbinger,” super-powered billionaire Toyo Harada, is about to inflict a terrible reckoning on a world he thought he could control…and everything we thought we knew will be forever changed in its wake.

Original series creators Joshua Dysart and Khari Evans reunite to deliver a devastating climax to the second year of the series that The Onion/A.V. Club calls “the crown jewel of Valiant’s lineup” – and officiates the “Death of a Renegade” with all-new artwork and stories from an incredible roster of award-winning talents, including Vivek J. Tiwary (The Fifth Beatle), Lewis LaRosa (Punisher MAX), Dan Goldman (Red Light Properties), Clayton Henry (Archer & Armstrong), Justin Jordan (The Strange Talent of Luther Strode), Rafer Roberts (Carpool Buddies of Doom), Lucy Knisley (Relish: My Life in the Kitchen), and Barry Kitson (Empire)!

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Preview: A first look at the Harbinger #25 Anniversary Spectacular

Valiant is gearing up to celebrate yet another precedent-setting milestone for the most daring and real team of teenage superheroes in comics today – the Harbinger Renegades!

Just as “Death of a Renegade” steals one of the team away in Harbinger #23, Valiant is proud to present an advance preview of Harbinger #25 – July’s oversized, 48-page anniversary spectacular, capping off the first two years of Joshua Dysart’s widely acclaimed vision of superpowers in the real world, and a direct introduction to a bold new year of Harbinger beginning with August’s Harbinger: Omegas #1 (of 3)!

Joining previously solicited creators Joshua Dysart, Khari Evans, Dan Goldman, Justin Jordan, Barry Kitson, Lucy Knisley, Rafer Roberts, and Riley Rossmo, Valiant is proud to add all-new contributions from New York Times best-selling writer and Eisner nominee Vivek J. Tiwary, Eisner Award-winning artist Janet Lee, and acclaimed artist Lewis LaRosa to the all-star line-up for Harbinger #25!

Discover a definitive new vision of what superhero comics can be right here with an all-new climax to “Death of a Renegade!” A Renegade has fallen and, now, there is no turning back. Stripped of his allies and all sense of self-preservation, the world’s most powerful “harbinger,” super-powered billionaire Toyo Harada, is about to inflict a terrible reckoning on a world he thought he could control…and everything we thought we knew will be forever changed in its wake.

HARBINGER #25 (ANNIVERSARY SPECTACULAR!)
Written by JOSHUA DYSART with VIVEK J. TIWARY, JUSTIN JORDAN, and LUCY KNISLEY
Art by KHARI EVANS with JANET LEE, DAN GOLDMAN, RAFER ROBERTS, BARRY KITSON, RILEY ROSSMO, LUCY KNISLEY, and LEWIS LAROSA
Cover A by MICO SUAYAN (MAY141659)
Cover B by JENNY FRISON (MAY141660)
Variant Cover by LUCY KNISLEY (MAY141661)
Throwback Variant by SEAN CHEN (MAY141662)
Variant Cover by BARRY KITSON (MAY141663)
$4.99/T+/48 pgs.
ON SALE 7/16/14 (FOC – 6/23/14)

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Listen to Graphic Policy Radio with Guest Vivek Tiwary. We discuss The Fifth Beatle!

The past Monday, Graphic Policy Radio welcomes guest Vivek Tiwary, the creator and writer of the new graphic novel being released by Dark Horse, The Fifth Beatle: The Brian Epstein Story.

The Fifth Beatle is the untold true story of Brian Epstein, the visionary manager who discovered and guided the Beatles—from their gigs in a tiny cellar in Liverpool to unprecedented international stardom. Yet more than merely the story of “The Man Who Made The Beatles,” The Fifth Beatle is an uplifting, tragic, and ultimately inspirational human story about the struggle to overcome seemingly insurmountable odds. Brian Epstein was homosexual when it was a felony to be so in the United Kingdom, Jewish at a time of anti-Semitism, and from Liverpool when it was considered just a dingy port town. He helped spread the Beatles’ message of love to the entire world, yet died painfully lonely at the young age of thirty-two, consumed by staggering ambition and the endless struggles that came with it.

Both heartbreaking and uplifting, The Fifth Beatle not only reveals an important, unsung chapter in the history of the Beatles—but it will inspire anyone who’s ever dared to believe in a dream.

You can listen to the recorded show here, or head over to download a copy for on the go.

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