Fifth Beatle: Toppermost of the Poppermost in 2013!
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.
Wishing all Fifth Beatle friends, fans & family a FAB New Year! Thanks to you, Fifth Beatle closed 2013 in true Rock N' Roll fashion: top of the charts! Not only did the book reach #1 on the New York Times Graphic Novel Best Seller list and be praised as "lavishly illustrated" in the newspaper of record's review, but we hit many a Best of 2013 including USA Today, The Onion AV Club, io9, Amazon Omnivoracious, Bleeding Cool, and more (highlights below)! To boot, Steve Marinucci of the Beatles Examiner picked The Fifth Beatle as "one of the top 10 Beatles stories of the year."
If our graphic LP hasn't yet spun 'round the turntable of your mind, jet to a comics store or order here! Peep an 8pg preview, watch the video trailer, and in lieu of liner notes, read four behind the scenes blogs from backstage by Fifth Beatle writer / producer Vivek Tiwary:
DARK HORSE Horsepower: The Music of Comics
13th Dimension: A Symphony of Color
FIFTH BEATLE IN THE CHARTS
"It's Epstein's dealings with the Beatles, who seemed as outgoing as he was introverted, that make this book a classic... a magnificent glimpse behind the scenes of the world's biggest band."
"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...."
"Here, The Beatles’ manager and visionary, Brian Epstein, receives his due in this dreamy, eccentric graphic novel."
"Epstein's rise and fall, set next to the continual rise of the band he led, is compelling, as well as a extraordinary look inside the Beatles themselves."
"Vivek J. Tiwary and the artists Andrew C. Robinson and Kyle Baker should be lauded for delivering this story to a brand new medium"
Thanks for your support in 2013 and get ready for an encore and then some in 2014!
Happy New Year!