SEQUENTIAL Graphic Novel App Partners with IDW Publishing
Major US publisher’s titles are available on the specialist graphic novel app from today
February 24th, 2015
US comics publisher IDW has announced that its graphic novels will become available on the SEQUENTIAL iPad app, with the first tranche of titles released today.
Founded in 1999, IDW is renowned for its diverse catalogue of licensed and independent comics and graphic novels, publishing some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry.
“We really like SEQUENTIAL’s craft approach,” said Jeff Webber, IDW’s Vice President of Digital Publishing & Business Development. “IDW’s Top Shelf imprint has been working with SEQUENTIAL for a while, and it makes a great fit to bring more award winning books to the platform.”
SEQUENTIAL was launched in August 2013 and showcases the world’s best publishers of graphic novels including Fantagraphics, Dark Horse, Top Shelf, Knockabout, SelfMadeHero, NBM, Secret Acres, Myriad Editions and Blank Slate Books, as well as a number of small press publishers and creator-owned works.
Often considered as a “coffee table” app because of its high quality and curated approach, SEQUENTIAL features the latest graphic novels and includes exclusive work by top names such as Alan Moore and Neil Gaiman, often with expanded features such as audio commentaries.
Released today in conjunction with the announcement is the first tranche of specially- selected titles from IDW, includingLocke & Key by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez, Richard Stark’s Parker, George R. R. Martin’s Doorways, Fishtown by Kevin Colden, Neil Gaiman and Roger Avary’s Beowulf, and The Comic Book History of Comics by Fred Van Lente and Ryan Dunlavey. Many more titles will follow.
SEQUENTIAL’s founder, Russell Willis, said, “IDW Publishing have a remarkable range of acclaimed and award-winning titles that we’re excited to add to SEQUENTIAL’s ever-expanding lineup. IDW have long been known as one of the most innovative and quality- focused publishers in the field and we’re thrilled to be working with them.”
About IDW Publishing
IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro’s The Transformers, G.I. Joe and My Little Pony; Paramount/CBS’s Star Trek; Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; 2000AD’s Judge Dredd; The Rocketeer; Toho’s Godzilla; Zombie vs Robots by Chris Ryall and Ashley Wood; Ragnarök from Eisner Award-winner Walter Simonson; and Little Nemo from the award-winning duo of Eric Shanower and Gabriel Rodriguez.
IDW is also home to acclaimed imprints such as the Library of American Comics, which publishes classic comic reprints, Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studio, IDW Artist’s Editions, and Top Shelf Productions.
IDW’s critically- and fan-acclaimed series are continually moving into new mediums. Currently, Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Disney are creating a feature film based on World War Robot; Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Warner Brothers are producing a film based on Ashley Wood’s Lore; Michael Bay‘s Platinum Dunes and Sony are bringing Zombies vs. Robots to film, Alex Kurtzman is producing a movie based on Locke & Key at Universal.
SEQUENTIAL is a graphic novel storefront app for iPad, launched in August 2013. The app features material from the best publishers of graphic novels across the world, including Dark Horse, Fantagraphics, Top Shelf, NBM, Koyama Press, Knockabout, SelfMadeHero, and Blank Slate Books, as well as the cream of the small press.
SEQUENTIAL makes quality graphic novels available digitally via their “gold standard” storefront app and reader for the iPad. They aim to expand the market for graphic novels for adults with a beautifully presented, carefully curated selection of material that focuses on the richness of the medium outside of the typical superhero offering.
The company is headquartered in Tokyo with an office in London.