Fifth Beatle Wins 2 Harvey Awards Including
"Best Original Graphic Novel"
Listen to Vivek Tiwary's Acceptance Speeches!!!
FAB news: The Fifth Beatle won two honors at this year’s 2014 Harvey Awards: Best Original Graphic Album and Best Biographical, Historical or Journalistic Presentation. The "Harveys" presented at a special banquet at Baltimore Comic-Con, is the only industry awards both nominated by and selected solely by comics creators themselves. As writer / producer Vivek J. Tiwary expressed in his Harvey acceptance speeches, what a great feeling to be on such a rockin' roll; it was only last month that Fifth Beatle won the Eisner Award for Best Reality-Based work. We're also pleased to announce that due to consumer demand, Dark Horse Comics is planning a third printing of The Fifth Beatle!
Vivek's Harvey Awards acceptance speeches set the comics industry abuzz. Publishers Weekly's Heidi MacDonald remarked "Tiwary, a Tony-winning theater producer who got into comics recently, delivered a pair of emotional acceptance speeches, recalling his love of comics from childhood on, and great moments from such comics as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and declaring “I wanted nothing more than to be a comic creator.”
LISTEN to Vivek's Harvey Awards speeches here.
Fifth Beatle writer / producer Vivek J. Tiwary said “I’ve dreamed of writing comics since I was a child, always looking up to comics creators for inspiration and aspiration. So it’s a lifelong dream come true– a happy and humbling honor– to win two prestigious Harvey Awards chosen by the creative community. And it’s fuel to keep writing– you’ll be hearing more from me soon!”
Washington Posts reports on Fifth Beatle winning 2 Harvey Awards: "Growing up, Vivek J. Tiwary didn’t just want to meet comics creators. Standing there in the autograph line, Tiwary wanted one day to become a comics creator. On Saturday night 9/6/14 in Baltimore, in a roomful of cartoonists, he achieved another milestone in having arrived at that very dream..."
Fifth Beatle at Brooklyn Book Festival 9/21: Vivek will be on the 3pm panel "Great Debates: Comic Books on Historical Controversy" -- "Who shot JFK? Who was the 5th Beatle? How can a wife forgive her husband, her husband forgive God? From global politics to pop music to personal immigrant stories of the early Lower East Side, these new graphic nonfiction books offer fascinating, carefully researched, beautifully drawn histories of never-settled debates. With Vivek Tiwary (The Fifth Beatle), Dan Mishkin (The Warren Commission Report), and Liana Finck (A Bintel Brief). Moderated by Heidi MacDonald (Publishers Weekly, The Comics Beat).
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 www.thefifthbeatle.com/story.
As always, thanks for the support and enjoy the fall!
The Fifth Beatle Team