comiXology Becomes Ultimate Online Resource forÂ Archaiaâ€™s Celebrated Collection of Graphic Novels
LOS ANGELESÂ / New York, 7/15/2011 â€“ Archaia Entertainment will broaden its digital presence by extending its vast library of graphic novels for ongoing availability through leading online comic book distributor comiXology, as announced jointly by Archaia CEO PJ Bickett and David Steinberger, CEO of comiXology.
Starting today, comiXology will offer Archaiaâ€™s vast catalog of titles, including such Archaia staples as the Eisner Award-winningÂ Mouse Guard,Â The Jim Henson Companyâ€™sÂ Fraggle Rock,Â the fan-favoriteÂ Gunnerkrigg Court,Â andÂ the Harvey Award-nominatedÂ The Killer,Â as well as digital versions of Archaiaâ€™s newest and upcoming graphic novel releases, includingÂ An Elegy for Amelia Johnson, Miranda Mercury,Â andÂ Bleedout. This past May, Archaia debuted its critically acclaimed science fiction title,Â Days MissingÂ (a partnership book with Roddenberry Productions), on comiXology to much success.
New titles will be made available every week as part of comiXologyâ€™s regular release schedule, with subsequent new releases that will includeÂ The New York TimesÂ 2010 Gift Guide selectionÂ Return of the Dapper Men,Â the Eisner Award-nominatedÂ Tumor,Â theÂ first multi-language book (English / Spanish)Â Feeding Ground,Â and digital breakout hitÂ The Grave Doug Freshley.
â€œWe are excited and eager to see Archaiaâ€™s entire library and future offerings on comiXology,â€ said Bickett.
â€œFast on the heels of entering into our association with Archaia Entertainment to offer select titles on our platform, we are thrilled to expand our relationship to serve as a one-stop online destination for the acclaimed graphic novel publisherâ€™s respectable catalogue,â€ said Steinberger.
The new regular release partnership between Archaia and comiXology will begin with a three-day sale of the popular, aforementioned Roddenberry seriesÂ Days Missing,Â offered at a special reduced rate beginning today and continuing through the weekend.
Since 2007 comiXology has been developing the technological infrastructure to bring comics into the digital mainstream and expose new audiences to the rich history and culture of the industry. Through partnerships with top comic book publishers including Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Archaia Entertainment, BOOM! Studios, Dynamite Entertainment and Image Comics as well as their own mobile and web apps which hosts over 10,000 digital titles, comiXology has become a leader in digital comic book proliferation. Also focused on creating strong ties with retail stores through its technology solutions, comiXology continues to transform the previously fragmented comic ecosystem into a vibrant and cohesive marketplace.
About Archaia Entertainment:
Archaia is a multi-award-winning graphic novel publisher with more than 50 renowned ongoing and stand-alone titles, including such domestic and international hits asÂ Mouse Guard, Return of the Dapper Men, Gunnerkrigg Court, Awakening, The Killer, Okko, The Secret History, Tumor, Artesia, The Engineer, and a graphic novel line for The Jim Henson Company. Â Archaia has built an unparalleled reputation for publishing innovative, imaginative, and indelible stories, building one of the industryâ€™s most visually stunning and eclectic slates of graphic novels. Archaia was named Graphic Novel Publisher of the Year according toÂ Ainâ€™t it Cool News, Graphic Policy, andÂ Comic Related, and was honored with nine 2011 Eisner Awards nominations.Â Archaia has also successfully emerged as a prolific storyteller in all facets of the entertainment industry, extending its popular titles into film, television, gaming, and digital media.