COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL 2013:
ComiXology and Scholastic Announce Digital Distribution Agreement
Kid Friendly Catalog Comes To ComiXology
July 20th, 2013 – San Diego, CA. / New York, NY. – Today at this year’s Comic-Con International 2013, comiXology, the revolutionary cloud-based digital comics platform with over 40,000 comics and graphic novels that have seen over 180 million downloads to date, announced a distribution agreement with Scholastic Inc., the global children’s publishing, education and media company, for Scholastic’s Graphix graphic novel line.
Nineteen full-length graphic novels from Scholastic’s award-winning and bestselling library of kids’ graphic novels are now available across comiXology’s entire platform on iPhone, iPad,Android, Kindle Fire, Windows 8 and the Web.
Kids can now experience Scholastic’s Graphix line of titles through the power of comiXology’s Guided View™ reading technology. Parents who have an existing comiXology account can log into the Comics4Kids iPhone and iPad app to safely hand their device to their children, as only the kid-friendly purchases will be seen in the app, via comiXology’s “parent friendly sync” feature.
The launch titles are:
The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix #1: Kristy’s Great Idea illustrated by Raina Telgemeier (based on the series by Ann M. Martin)
The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix #2: The Truth About Stacey illustrated by Raina Telgemeier (based on the series by Ann M. Martin)
Bad Island by Doug TenNapel
Bird & Squirrel on the Run by James Burks
Breaking Up: A Fashion High Graphic Novel by Aimee Friedman & Christine Norrie
Cardboard by Doug TenNapel
Ghostopolis by Doug TenNapel
Goosebumps Graphix #1: Creepy Creatures by R.L. Stine and artists Gabriel Hernandez, Scott Morse, and Greg Ruth
Goosebumps Graphix #2: Terror Trips by R.L. Stine and artists Jill Thompson, Jamie Tolagson, and Amy Kim Ganter
Goosebumps Graphix #3: Scary Summer by R.L. Stine and artists Dean Haspiel, Kyle Baker, and Ted Naifeh
Knights of the Lunch Table #1: The Dodgeball Chronicles by Frank Cammuso
Knights of the Lunch Table #2: The Dragon Players by Frank Cammuso
Knights of the Lunch Table #3: The Battling Bands by Frank Cammuso
Magic Pickle Graphic Novel by Scott Morse
Magic Pickle: VS. The Egg Poacher by Scott Morse
Magic Pickle: and the Planet of the Grapes by Scott Morse
Magic Pickle: and the Creature from the Black Legume by Scott Morse
Magic Pickle: and the Garden of Evil by Scott Morse
The Graphix imprint was launched by Scholastic in 2005 with color editions of Jeff Smith’s award-winning BONE series, and in collaboration with Cartoon books, all nine Bone titles can also be downloaded from the Graphix catalog on comiXology.
“The Scholastic Graphix line is such a welcome, wonderful addition to comiXology’s always expanding offerings of graphic novels,” said comiXology co-founder and CEO David Steinberger. “We’ve long been fans of what Scholastic is doing in the graphic novel space and I’m excited to offer their great, diverse titles to our fans across the globe.”
“We’re excited to have Scholastic’s Graphix line offered on comiXology,” said David Saylor, VP, Editorial Director, Graphix. “Now fans of our amazing authors and artists will have even more access to their words and stories.”
This debut of nineteen initial titles will be quickly followed by more of Graphix’s catalog, and fans will see new releases coming out simultaneously with print editions in the future.
With over 40,000 comics and graphic novels from more than 75 publishers, comiXology offers the widest selection of English language digital comics in the world. ComiXology’s availability across the iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Windows 8 and the Web makes it the best digital platform for newly interested, current and lapsed comic and graphic novel fans worldwide.
About Scholastic Graphix
Launched in February 2005 with the publication of color editions of Jeff Smith’s acclaimed graphic-novel epic, Bone, Graphix, an imprint of Scholastic’s Trade publishing division, publishes graphic novels for elementary, middle grade, and young adult readers. Graphix features an acclaimed list of titles, many of which are Eisner Award nominees and New York Times bestsellers, and includes such popular books and series as Kazu Kibuishi’s Amulet, Smile and Drama by Raina Telgemeier, Ghostopolis, Bad Island, Cardboard, and Tommysaurus Rex by Doug TenNapel, ChickenHare by Chris Grine, The Silver Six by A. J. Lieberman and Darren Rawlings, Magic Pickle by Scott Morse, Knights of the Lunch Table by Frank Cammuso, Missile Mouse by Jake Parker, Bird and Squirrel by James Burks, and graphic novel adaptations of The Baby-sitters Club®, and Goosebumps®. For more information about Scholastic, visit our Media Room at http://mediaroom.scholastic.com.
ComiXology has revolutionized the comic book and graphic novel industry by delivering a cloud-based digital comics platform that makes discovering, buying, and reading comics more fun than ever before. ComiXology’s Guided View™ reading technology transforms the comic book medium into an immersive and cinematic experience, helping comiXology become one of iTunes top 10 grossing iPad apps in both 2011 and 2012. Offering the broadest library of comic book content from the top 75 publishers, and including independent creators as well, comiXology will not stop until everyone on the face of the planet has become a comic book fan. A privately held company, comiXology is based in New York City. For more information visit www.comixology.com.