Thursday, November 3, 2011

Preview: Finished Art From A Child Is Born By Bill Tucci



Apostle Arts today announced the release-to-print of Billy Tucci’s A Child is Born, a 32-page graphic novella interpretation of the Christmas story, written and illustrated by Eisner-nominated comic book artist, Billy Tucci. With online and trade distribution through Sound Enterprises, Inc., comic book specialty market distribution through Diamond Comic Distributors, Inc., and a charitable back-cover placement in support of World Vision, A Child is Born’s beautiful artwork heralds the Christmas season with a stunning rendition of the events surrounding the birth of Jesus Christ.

“I’ve been blessed in life to do what I love for a living,” explains Tucci. “It’s been a very colorful and rewarding career, but there has been one project that’s always eluded me, that dream project for which every artist longs. Now, with the completion of A Child is Born, that dream has come true for me.”

With a comic market in-store date of November 23, 2011, Billy Tucci’s A Child is Born will also be available for online purchase through Apostle Arts’ new distributor, Sound Enterprises, Inc., as well as other online and brick-and-mortar retailers.

“SEI Publishing, a division of Sound Enterprises, is proud to add A Child is Born to our product portfolio,” says Brad Damon, founder of Sound Enterprises, Inc. “Our goal is to provide cutting edge entertainment that enriches the lives of our customers and introduces more people to the Gospel of Christ. We believe A Child is Born does both beautifully.”

To preorder individual copies of Billy Tucci’s A Child is Born, visit www.achildisbornbook.com. Bulk quantities of A Child is Born are available through SEI Publishing for resale or fundraising purposes. Visit www.achildisbornbook.com/bulksales for more information.

In addition to the expanded distribution for A Child is Born, Apostle Arts is pleased to announce its partnership with World Vision, a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to building up communities from the injustices of extreme poverty.

“This is a book about Jesus,” explains Apostle Arts partners Evan Archilla and Jason Peet. “Jesus came with a mission to rescue and heal a broken world. We believe World Vision is an excellent example of what true Christ-centered servanthood is all about.”

“Christ calls us to be his partners in changing our world,” adds Angela Appleton, director of cause marketing at World Vision. “We are grateful for Apostle Arts’ help in bringing the whole gospel to those in need.” To learn more about World Vision—and discover how you, too, can do something to help others—see the World Vision placement on the inside back cover of A Child is Born or visit www.worldvision.org.


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