WHAT: Authors of Presidential Material, the eagerly anticipated biographies of Barak Obama/John McCain in comic book form, to sign copies at bookstores in New York City on Wednesday, October 8th, Los Angeles on October 9th, and Orange County October 10.
WHO: Jeff Mariotte (author: Presidential Material: Barak Obama) and Andy Helfer (author: Presidential Material: John McCain)
Obama author Jeff Mariotte is an award-winning, bestselling writer of more than 30 novels, including original supernatural thrillers River Runs Red and Missing White Girl, horror epic The Slab, and Stoker Award nominated teen horror series Witch Season, as well as books set in the universes of CSI: Miami, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Supernatural, Spider-Man, Superman, and Star Trek.
Presidential Material John Mccain
Presidential Material Barack Obama
Andy Helfer, author of the John McCain bio, has been one of comics’ most innovative forces since 1980. During his tenure in charge of Paradox Press, an experimental imprint of DC Comics, he published the original graphic novels Road to Perdition and A History of Violence, both of which became major feature films. He is also the author of well-received and critically lauded graphic novel biographies of Ronald Reagan and Malcolm X.
2-4pm, Wednesday, October 8
Forbidden Planet, 840 Broadway
NY, NY 10003
5-7pm, Wednesday, October 8
Jim Hanley’s Universe
4 W. 33rd Street
NY, NY 10001
6 pm – 9 pm, Thursday, Oct 9
Golden Apple Comics
7018 Melrose Ave,
Los Angeles, CA 90038
4 pm – 7 pm, Oct 10,
16344 Beach Blvd,
Westminster CA 92683
WHAT: IDW Publishing’s comic book biographies of John McCain and Barack Obama will hit bookstores October 8 and will also be available on mobile phones. The larger-than-life personal stories and come-from-behind political victories of Senator Barack Obama and Senator John McCain have electrified the political discourse in this country and around the world. PRESIDENTIAL MATERIAL: BARACK OBAMA (Author: Jeff Mariotte/Artist: Tom Morgan) and PRESIDENTIAL MATERIAL: JOHN MCCAIN (Author: Andy Helfer/Artist: Stephen Thompson) presented in one of the true American art forms, the comic book.
Already a collector’s item, the books can also be pre-ordered at www.presidentialcomics.com. Fans can also purchase the comic books for their mobile devices for the UCLICK mobile comic book reader available on phones through top U.S. carriers, the mobile Internet at http://m.gocomics.com, and on the iPhone App Store.