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November 18, 2013

SEQUENTIAL for iPad releases FREE Alan Moore biography by Gary Spencer Millidge

London, November 11th, 2013

 

Alan Moore FREE Biography by Gary Spencer Millidge

Alan Moore

SEQUENTIAL, the digital graphic novel app, has today released a free biography comic of the legendary Alan Moore, to celebrate the writer’s 60th birthday this November 18th.
Alan Moore: An Extraordinary Gentleman is free to download and is available exclusively via SEQUENTIAL for iPad. It has been created by comics writer and aficionado Gary Spencer Millidge, author of Alan Moore: Storyteller and the critically acclaimed comic book series Strangehaven.

 

The comic strip was originally created in 2003 for a tribute book compiled to celebrate Alan Moore’s 50th birthday, using images from Moore’s own comics to illustrate his journey, literally and metaphorically. A decade later, Gary Spencer Millidge has revised, updated and expanded the original comic, upgraded images, and re-sequenced panels, to produce a reasonably accurate, albeit highly condensed, slightly simplified, moderately sensationalised and intentionally melodramatic reflection of one of comics’ greatest creators and personalities.
Alan Moore: An Extraordinary Gentleman is now presented in full colour for the very first time, exclusively on SEQUENTIAL, and completely free to download.

 

The book sits alongside other SEQUENTIAL releases including a free collection of Neil Gaiman’s ‘lost’ comics from the 1980s (with money from each free download donated to the charity Malaria No More UK), works by Moore including From Hell and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Century and titles by comics legends Gilbert Shelton, Bryan Talbot, Alison Bechdel, Eddie Campbell, David Lloyd and many more.

 

SEQUENTIAL is available worldwide to download for free from the App Store:

 



August 3, 2013

SEQUENTIAL Released Globally

Literary Graphic Novel App SEQUENTIAL Launches in US, Rest of World, Features Top Publishers, Creators

 

 

Panel Nine, a Tokyo-based software developer and publisher, with offices in London, today released digital graphic novel iPad app SEQUENTIAL worldwide. SEQUENTIAL is a storefront app for the iPad that specialises in sophisticated digital graphic novels designed for adults from the world’s leading creators. The app is free to download with users being able to purchase graphic novels from within the app (which also contains free downloads).

Currently SEQUENTIAL features content from creators Alan Moore, David Lloyd, Brian Bolland, Eddie Campbell, Hunt Emerson, Nicola Streeten, Darryl Cunningham, Gilbert Shelton, Nick Abadzis, Oliver East, Kevin Mutch, Hannah Eaton, Woodrow Phoenix, and many more. The company has partnered with Blank Slate Books, Myriad Editions, Great Beast, Tabella, and Knockabout for content. Other publishers, such as SelfMadeHero and Walker Books, are in the pipeline — including Jonathan Cape, publisher of work by British graphic novel legends Posy Simmonds and Raymond Briggs. Much of the material is exclusively available through SEQUENTIAL as digital editions including titles from Blank Slate along with digital versions of underground classics, the Freak Brothers and Fat Freddy’s Cat from Knockabout.

Key US graphic novel publishers (including small press publishers) will be coming on board and separate announcements will be made soon.

Russell Willis, the CEO of Panel Nine, commented: “We believe that SEQUENTIAL is the digital future of graphic novels and sequential art. We’re working with the world’s leading graphic novel publishers and creators to expand the market for one of the world’s most under-appreciated art forms — and rather than go the tired old commercial route with the touting of superheroes, a genre that has unwittingly tainted and held back the art form for too long, we stand for graphic novels that feature accessible, intelligent, entertaining, life-enhancing storytelling at its visual and verbal best – and haven’t been designed just for geeks.

“The time is right to evangelise graphic novels and sequential art anew. Digital makes graphic novels conveniently available to a massive potential audience. Quality graphic novels are being nominated for – and winning – major awards such as the Costa prize in the UK, and the market for graphic novels with adult sensibilities is growing. SEQUENTIAL’s mission is  to make quality graphic novels easily available to all in a specially-engineered deluxe format, acclaimed as the ‘gold standard’, with new features that expand the way in which graphic stories can be told, such as author commentaries and other special features. We are aiming  to expand the market for graphic novels for adults by focusing on materials that are designed for adults, not for the geek sensibilities that have continued to dominate the medium.”

The SEQUENTIAL iPad app is available as a free download in Apple’s App Stores around the world.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sequential-digital-graphic/id629759394?mt=8

An interview with Russell Willis about SEQUENTIAL is available here:

http://paulgravett.com/index.php/articles/article/sequential

For more information contact:

Russell Willis, CEO (Tokyo)
Email: russell.willis@ienglish.com

or

Chloe Martin, Editorial Director (London)



June 6, 2013

Created by Russell Willis. Sequential, the digital graphic novel storefront for iPad

 

 

For Immediate Release

May 29th, 2013, Tokyo

As Graphic Novels Win Major Literary Awards, Sequential iPad Graphic Novel App Hopes to Massively Grow Market

Panel Nine, a Tokyo-based software developer and publisher, with offices in London, today released digital graphic novel app Sequential in the UK and Ireland App Stores. Sequential is a storefront app for the iPad that specialises in sophisticated digital graphic novels designed for adults. The app is free to download with users being able to purchase graphic novels from within the app (which also contains free downloads).

Currently Sequential features content from creators such as Alan Moore, David Lloyd, Brian Bolland, Eddie Campbell, Hunt Emerson, Terry Wiley, Darryl Cunningham, Gilbert Shelton and many more. The company has partnered with Blank Slate Books, Myriad Editions and Knockabout for content, and other publishers such as SelfMadeHero and Walker Books are in the pipeline — including Jonathan Cape, publisher of work by British graphic novel legends Posy Simmonds and Raymond Briggs.

Russell Willis, the CEO of Panel Nine, commented: “We believe that Sequential is the digital future of graphic novels and sequential art. We’re working with the world’s leading graphic novel publishers and creators to expand the market for one of the world’s most under-appreciated art forms — and rather than go the tired old commercial route with the inclusion of superheroes, a genre that has tainted and held back the art form for too long, we stand in *opposition* to what that genre represents and instead will feature only accessible, intelligent, entertaining, life-enhancing storytelling at its visual and verbal best.

“The time is right to evangelise graphic novels and sequential art anew. Quality graphic novels are being nominated for – and winning – awards such as the Costa prize; digital is making material available to most, and British publishers are leading a renaissance in quality material. Sequential will be making quality graphic novels easily available to all in a specially-engineered deluxe format, acclaimed as the ‘gold standard’, with new features that expand the way in which graphic stories can be told. We expect this to help to expand the market for graphic novels for adults in a way that hasn’t been seen before.”

The free iPad app is available in App Stores in the UK and Ireland and will be available in the USA and the rest of the world at the end of June.

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/id629759394

An interview with Russell Willis is available here:

http://paulgravett.com/index.php/articles/article/sequential

For more information contact:

Chloe Martin, Editorial Director (London)

Email: chloe.martin@ienglish.com

Tel: 07456 437746

or

Russell Willis, CEO (Tokyo)

Email: russell.willis@ienglish.com

Skype: russell_willis