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 Archaia’s vast catalog of titles, including such Archaia staples as the Eisner Award-winning Mouse Guard, The Jim Henson Company’s Fraggle Rock, the fan-favorite Gunnerkrigg Court, and the Harvey Award-nominated The Killer, as well as digital versions of Archaia’s newest and upcoming graphic novel releases, including An Elegy for Amelia Johnson, Miranda Mercury, and Bleedout. This past May, Archaia debuted its critically acclaimed science fiction title, Days Missing (a partnership book with Roddenberry Productions), on comiXology to much success.
New titles will be made available every week as part of comiXology’s regular release schedule, with subsequent new releases that will include The New York Times 2010 Gift Guide selection Return of the Dapper Men, the Eisner Award-nominated Tumor, the first multi-language book (English / Spanish) Feeding Ground, and digital breakout hit The Grave Doug Freshley.
“We are excited and eager to see Archaia’s entire library and future offerings on comiXology,” said Bickett.
“Fast 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 publisher’s respectable catalogue,” said Steinberger.
The new regular release partnership between Archaia and comiXology will begin with a three-day sale of the popular, aforementioned Roddenberry series Days Missing, 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 as 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. Archaia has built an unparalleled reputation for publishing innovative, imaginative, and indelible stories, building one of the industry’s most visually stunning and eclectic slates of graphic novels. Archaia was named Graphic Novel Publisher of the Year according to Ain’t it Cool News, Graphic Policy, and Comic Related, and was honored with nine 2011 Eisner Awards nominations. 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.