October 24th, 2012 – New York, NY – Image Comics and comiXology are teaming up to deliver Self-Obsessed, a collection of rare and never-before seen strips from Sina (The Li’l Depressed Boy) Grace, a “pre-ramble” for his newest graphic novel, Not My Bag. Self-Obsessed showcases a range of humorous and introspective autobiographical material for only 99 cents, and is available exclusively on comiXology — the revolutionary digital comics platform available across iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire,Windows 8 and the Web.
“Self-Obsessed is a prime example of the enthusiasm and fun that comes from making comics and we’re excited to feature this awesome collection on comiXology,” said comiXology co-founder John D. Roberts “It’s easy to see that Sina had a ton of fun creating these stories, so much so that it’s hard not to have a blast while reading them, I know I did!”
“It’s crazy to look at the stuff I wrote about in college and see how it relates to Not My Bag,” said creator Sina Grace. “I’m going through all of these pages, and to see the growth – as a storyteller and person – I’m proud to share Self-Obsessed, and I couldn’t have thought of a better avenue than through the fine folks at comiXology.”
Ranging from as early back as high school, Grace invites readers into his musings about friendship, love, and self-discovery, all delivered in the whimsical style that he is known for. The one-shot provides a fascinating look at how Grace developed his voice over the years, and how even through life’s hardest lessons, he can find the punchline.
About Sina Grace:
Sina Grace is the author and illustrator of the indie mini-series Books with Pictures, the neo-noir Cedric Hollows in Dial M for Magic, and his most recent graphic novel, Not My Bag, which recounts a story of retail hell. He acts as the artist for S. Steven Struble’s cult hit, The Li’l Depressed Boy, and provided illustrations for Amber Benson’s middle grade book, Among the Ghosts. His art has been used by various musicians, including Rilo Kiley, Childish Gambino, and Common Rotation. He lives in Los Angeles, where he can be found in coffee shops working on whatever the next thing may be.
Founded in 2007 with the mission of bringing comics to people everywhere, comiXology has revolutionized the comic book and graphic novel world. With the development of the comiXology digital comics platform – with buy-once, read-anywhere availability across across iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Windows 8 and the Web— comiXology provides the easiest way worldwide for people to enjoy comics anywhere they happen to be! Regularly ranking as the top grossing iPad app in the entire iTunes App Store, comiXology is one of the leading drivers of the iPad economy. Providing the most digital comics on the most devices, comiXology will not stop until everyone on the face of the planet has been turned into a comic book fan.
About Image Comics:
Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline, Skybound and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit www.imagecomics.com.