NEIL GAIMAN’S LOST TALES: A FREE DIGITAL GRAPHIC NOVEL TO FIGHT MALARIA
London, October 17th, 2013
British author Neil Gaiman is a phenomenon, with an international fanbase, nearly two million Twitter followers and a string of best-selling books and graphic novels to his name. Today, Knockabout Comics, publishers of comics legends including Gilbert Shelton, Robert Crumb and Alan Moore, and SEQUENTIAL, the digital graphic novel iPad app, announce the release of an exclusive – and totally free – digital collection of Neil Gaiman’s ‘lost’ comic strips from the 1980s, in aid of charity Malaria No More UK.
The collection features Gaiman’s collaborations with Bryan Talbot, Dave McKean and others, and includes a very rare interview from 1988, Gaiman’s original typed notes for Sandman, sample scripts, project proposals, rarely seen early photos and more. Also included is an original cover by British underground comics great Hunt Emerson, specially commissioned for this collection, plus comment from Knockabout publisher Tony Bennett and comics historian Paul Gravett.
Neil Gaiman’s Lost Tales collects stories from the long out-of-print Outrageous Tales from the Old Testament and Seven Deadly Sins – both of which caused outrage upon publication – as well as SF tales from Trident Comics and a favourite from2000AD, plus several others.
The free collection, which runs to over 100 pages, is exclusively available via the SEQUENTIAL iPad app from today, and a donation of $0.50 will be made to Malaria No More UK for each download before December 31st, 2013. SEQUENTIAL and Knockabout aim to raise up to $15,000 (over £9,000) for the charity’s work to bring an end to malaria, a preventable disease that is tragically one of the biggest killers of children in Africa.
Neil Gaiman’s Lost Tales is downloadable for free from within the SEQUENTIAL iPad app, available for free on iTunes here:
For more information contact:
Chloe Pursey (Editorial Director, SEQUENTIAL)
Tel: 0203 137 6615
SEQUENTIAL is a graphic novel storefront app for iPad, launched by digital publishers Panel Nine in May 2013. They work with the best publishers of graphic novels across the world, including Jonathan Cape, Knockabout, Myriad Editions, and Blank Slate Books, as well as a range of indie and small press publishers.
They make 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.
Knockabout Comics is a UK publisher and distributor of the finest underground and alternative comics. It was founded in its first incarnation in 1975 by Tony Bennett to distribute Gilbert Shelton’s The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers, and went on to publish legendary British talents such as Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman, Eddie Campbell, Brian Bolland, Hunt Emerson, Dave McKean, and Melinda Gebbie.
http://www.knockabout.com / Twitter: @KnockaboutComix
About Malaria No More UK
Malaria claims the life of a child every minute, yet it is a beatable, curable disease. Malaria No More UK inspires public support and political action to fight malaria. The charity also funds innovative programmes to save lives in Africa where over 90% of all malaria deaths occur.