Official Press Release
Apostle Arts today announced the pending release of its best-selling Christmas comic book Billy Tucci’s A Child is Born as a new trade hardcover gift edition (ISBN: 978-0-9838352-4-0), coming this fall to Barnes & Noble, Family Christian Stores, Christianbook.com and other retail and online booksellers nationwide. Readers can preview the artwork of A Child is Born in the official promotional trailer available now on YouTube.
“After the incredible success of the original comic book, Apostle Arts jumped at the chance to release A Child is Born as a splendid hardcover edition,” explains writer/artist, Billy Tucci. “Every page shines with beauty and wonder, and the stunning new format makes a great gift for families to enjoy year after year.”
Adapted from the Gospels of Matthew and Luke, and painstakingly researched with Nativity scholars, this much-anticipated follow-up to Tucci’s original Christmas classic boasts six Comics Buyer’s Guide Award nominations and a five-Dove rating from The Dove Foundation. The title will be distributed to trade booksellers nationwide through Sound Enterprises in partnership with Anchor Distributors.
Garnering worldwide media attention since its original 2011 comic book release, A Child is Born continues to be hailed as “a sumptuous retelling of the Nativity,” “a Christmas masterpiece,” and “the standard to which comic books/graphic novels should aspire.”
“I couldn’t be happier with the wonderful reviews and testimonials we’ve received from critics and readers,” says Tucci. “Last season’s momentum was so strong that A Child Is Born was Diamond Comic Distributors number one retailer-ranked reordered book for January, 2012—even after the holiday season!”
Publisher Apostle Arts spared no expense bringing the 40-page premiere hardcover edition to the trade market, utilizing the highest quality paper, cover stock, and production detail, while keeping the $15.99 list price in line with readers’ budgets. The title also features a new double-page spread of Tucci’s original character artwork before the digital coloring process.
A perennial Christmas classic, Billy Tucci’s A Child is Born: Hardcover Gift Edition is a beautiful holiday tradition to be shared with friends and family for years to come.
About Billy Tucci
Billy Tucci is an award-winning illustrator, writer, and filmmaker. A graduate of New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology, Tucci has sold more than three million comic books worldwide.
About Apostle Arts, LLC
A new type of independent publisher, Apostle Arts is committed to bringing high-quality, visually engaging family and faith-based products to customers around the world.