Fifth Beatle's Greatest Hits
Eisner Awards voting closes June 13

"A wonderfully eccentric telling of one of the great unsung architects of 20th Century culture, with luminous art by two modern masters of the field." -- Warren Ellis 

"Must-have Rock & Roll for your bookshelf-and tablet- The Fifth Beatle is a Terrific graphic novel: a must read, must experience Experience..." -- Bill Sienkiewicz 

"Vivek J. Tiwary's unique telling of the Brian Epstein story has the jaunty, fluid flavor of a Beatles lyric itself" -- 
Howard Cruse

We can't thank our fans, collaborators, and friends in the industry and media enough for the warm welcome you've given 
The Fifth BeatleAs we steam forward, gearing up the film and continuing our book tour, we hope you'll join us in taking a step back to savor highlights since our launch in November. Below are selected accolades, reviews, and features. If you're in the comics industry, please consider voting for The Fifth Beatle in the EISNER AWARDS at www.eisnervote.comAll comics professionals can vote, from creators and publishers to retailers and librarians, and voting closes June 13.

  • EISNER Awards: Two nominations for The Fifth Beatle for "Best Reality-Based Work" & Andrew C. Robinson for "Best Painter/Multimedia Artist."  Comics professionals can VOTE in The Eisner Awards, "The Academy Awards of Comics," presented at Comic-Con in San Diego. (ends 6/13/14). 
  • The National Cartoonists Society REUBEN AWARD for "Best Graphic Novel" -- Artist Andrew C. Robinson won the The Fifth Beatle.
  • NEW YORK TIMES #1 Best Seller - Graphic Novel Hardcover
  • 14th annual LIBRARY OF CONGRESS NATIONAL BOOK FESTIVAL: The Fifth Beatle creative team-- writer Vivek J. Tiwary & artists Andrew Cartwright Robinson & Kyle Baker-- have been selected to present at the Festival chaired by President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama, August 30, 2014. The Fifth Beatle team is one of only 100 author teams (of any category-- not just graphic novels) chosen to present! 



  • 10/10 review in and "IGN's Best Graphic Novel of 2013" "There are certain comic books you can hand to somebody and say, with confidence, 'This is a masterpiece, a true work of art.' The Fifth Beatle is one of these books. A brilliant comic, in every aspect, from script to art to lettering to production; it is beautiful."
  • USA Today's  guide to 2013's best graphic novels and collections: "classic... a magnificent glimpse behind the scenes of the world's biggest band."
  • Wink / BoingBoing's Mark Frauenfelder"one of the great graphic novels, destined to be a classic.... fascinating, cinematic account of Beatles manager Brian Epstein’s determination to ignore the chorus of rejections and take The Beatles far beyond where any musical group had gone before..."
  • BLEEDING COOL's 11 Best Graphic Novels of 2013 "Brian Epstein’s life is presented in not only a warm, bright way to engage readers, but suggests a degree of sensory perception that enables the narrative to jump between points in time without losing that reader-engagement...."
  • The Onion AV Club "Favorite Books of the Year  "Vivek J. Tiwary and the artists Andrew C. Robinson and Kyle Baker should be lauded for delivering this story to a brand new medium"
  • Amazon Omnivoracious Noteworthy, Standout Graphic Novels: "Brian Epstein receives his due in this dreamy, eccentric graphic novel.
  • io9's Very Very Best Comics of 2013 "Epstein's rise and fall, set next to the continual rise of the band he led, is compelling, as well as an extraordinary look inside the Beatles themselves."
  • Hollywood Reporter Top Comics of 2013 "Heartbreaking, exhilarating and unexpected no matter your love of Beatles lore... a complete triumph."
  • COMIC BOOK RESOURCES: 5 Star review: "The Fifth Beatle takes the readers and Beatles fans backstage to get to know the man who made the band into a phenomenon and shows what an accomplished yet lonely man he was; it's captivating, brilliant, funny, and tragic, and it artistically captures every mood and locale associated with this era of Beatlemania."

  • June 6 - 8 Vivek appearing at PHOENIX COMICON: 6/6 4pm Vivek signs at Dark Horse Comics Booth | 6/7 3pm, Vivek on Fifth Beatle panel room West211; 4:30pm signing at Dark Horse Booth| 6/7 1:30pm Vivek on panel: Valiant First: Rai, Armor Hunters and Beyond in room North 128b
  • Vivek to speak in NYC at TEDxFultonStreet June 10, 2014 among "over 25 thought leaders who have each changed the world, in the area(s) of technology, entertainment, or design." 10% discount tix for Fifth Beatle fans:
  • See here for upcoming appearances by Vivek and Andrew including San Diego Comic-Con, Heroes Con, Dragon Con and more. Come say hi and get your book signed! 

As always, thanks for the support!
The Fifth Beatle Team

THE FIFTH BEATLE is a graphic novel and feature film recounting the untold true story of Brian Epstein, the brilliant visionary who discovered the Beatles in a cellar in Liverpool, nurtured, protected, and guided them to international stardom, and died extremely successful and painfully lonely at the young age of 32.  Read more at
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