Showing posts with label Rep. John Lewis. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Rep. John Lewis. Show all posts

Monday, December 12, 2016

Local comic books make more Best of 2016 lists

March and The Vision make this list -
Top 10 Graphic Novels of 2016
Rob Salkowitz ,  Dec 8, 2016

 March, The Vision and Sheriff of Babylon make this list -
The 31 Most Interesting Comics of 2016
 Rich Barrett
Mental Floss December 2016

Thursday, February 05, 2015

Sunday, December 08, 2013

Photos of Congressman Lewis' March: Book One talk

These images are from the Barnes and Noble in Washington, DC. Along with Rep. Lewis is his co-author Andrew Aydin. As you might expect, Lewis is an excellent speaker, and carried the crowd along with him with no trouble. I was taken with the interracial makeup of the crowd. Most book talks I go to are overwhelming white. Several people had over a half-dozen copies to have signed. The hardcover is sold out, and the paperback is about to be. Big Planet Bethesda still has copies, I'm told.

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

PR: Publisher donates Rep. John Lewis' civil rights graphic novel to every member of Congress

Top Shelf Products

Publisher donates Rep. John Lewis' civil rights graphic novel to every member of Congress

Now that his new graphic novel has launched to bestseller status and even triggered a rerelease of the 1950s comic book that sparked the idea, Rep. John Lewis has another surprise: his publisher is donating digital copies of both books to each of his colleagues in Congress.


After more than five decades of activism, US Congressman and civil rights icon John Lewis has made history once again this year. His new memoir MARCH: BOOK ONE, co-written with Andrew Aydin and drawn by Nate Powell, is the first ever graphic novel by a member of Congress. It debuted in August to great acclaim from critics, TV hosts, book festivals, schoolteachers, and young readers alike, not to mention #1 status on both New York Times and Washington Post bestseller lists. That incredible launch was recently followed by a re-release of MARTIN LUTHER KING AND THE MONTGOMERY STORY, the groundbreaking 1950s comic book which galvanized Lewis and his generation of civil-rights activists, now available for the first time in digital format as well as a new reprinted edition.
Now, to celebrate the launch of both titles, MARCH publisher Top Shelf Productions has partnered with the Fellowship of Reconciliation (original publishers of THE MONTGOMERY STORY) and digital-comics leader ComiXology to share these powerful and timeless works with Rep. Lewis' colleagues in Congress. Each member of the House and Senate is receiving a complimentary digital copy of both MARCH: BOOK ONE and MARTIN LUTHER KING AND THE MONTGOMERY STORY.
In a statement accompanying the gift, Congressman Lewis noted that the MARCH project "…is not just my story, it's the story of a movement, the story of a generation that stood up for justice in our country.
"Just like the comic book I read more than 50 years ago, it is my hope that this graphic novel can inspire new generations to speak up and speak out, to make their voice heard, and, hopefully, to make our nation a more just and peaceful place for all."
MARCH: BOOK ONE is the first in a trilogy, with the second and third volumes planned for 2014 and 2015.
Congressman Lewis and co-author Andrew Aydin are appearing tonight at Barnes & Noble in downtown Washington, DC (555 12th St NW), at 6:30pm, to speak about and sign MARCH: BOOK ONE. For more information, please visit:
Top Shelf Products
Your friend thru comics,
Chris Staros
Top Shelf Productions
PO Box 1282
Marietta GA 30061-1282

Tonight: March's authors at Barnes & Noble downtown

After a host of massively successful events and media coverage, US Congessman and civil rights icon John Lewis, the last living speaker from the March on Washington, is coming to the downtown DC Barnes & Noble for a book signing of his #1 bestselling graphic novel autobiography March: Book One, together with co-author Andrew Aydin, next Tuesday, December 3rd at 6:30pm!

Recent updates on the amazing response to this graphic novel:
  • a sellout appearance at the National Press Club Book Fair last week
  • a glowing review in Sunday's New York Times
  • an in-depth appearance on The Rachel Maddow Show earlier this month
  • being named one of 2013's best books by the Washington Post, Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, School Library Journal, and Amazon
  • Currently in its 14th week on the NYT Bestseller list
  • As well as tons of earlier coverage from The Colbert Report to CNN and NPR appearances, and even breaking sales records at Comic-Con!
Lewis and Aydin will be speaking & signing Tuesday at the Barnes & Noble in downtown Washington DC, at 6:30pm.
Store address & phone number:
555 12th St NW, Washington, DC 20004, 202-347-0176

March: Book One, a 128-page softcover graphic novel. 
$14.95 print, $9.99 digital
ISBN 978-1-60309-300-2

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Aydin signs 'March' at Big Planet this Saturday

Andrew Aydin, co-author of March: Book 1 (Top Shelf Productions),  a hot new graphic novel about the life of civil rights leader Rep. John Lewis (who co-wrote the book with Aydin), will be signing this Saturday, Sept. 28, from noon-2 p.m. at Big Planet Comics in Washington, D.C. Can't make it but want a signed copy? Let BPC know and they will hold a copy for you.

Big Planet Comics on U St. prepares for Saturday's signing.
(Photo courtesy of Big Planet Comics)