CHARLIE BROWN AND PEANUTS GO DIGITAL WITH eBOOKS

Graphicly partners with Peanuts Worldwide to enable distribution of over 60 titles to the Apple iBookstore, Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook and more

SAN FRANCISCO, CA & NEW YORK CITY, NY – December 20, 2012 – Innovative visual content eBook distributor Graphicly is excited to announce a partnership with Peanuts Worldwide to bring the vast library of Peanuts children’s books and comic strips to the leading eBook Marketplaces on Apple iBooks, Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, Kobo Reader, Google Play Books and others.

By partnering with Graphicly, Peanuts Worldwide will bring more than 60 titles featuring Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Linus and the rest of the Peanuts gang to an audience of millions using devices such as the iPad, Kindle Fire and Fire HD and Nook to purchase and read books.  Titles include the holiday staple A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS, the children’s classic HAPPINESS IS A WARM BLANKET, CHARLIE BROWN and the complete PEANUTS newspaper strip archives.

By utilizing the Graphicly Digital Distribution platform, which provides publishers the ability to upload one file and distribute it everywhere, including support for optimized fixed-layout visual books, children’s books and interactive books, Graphicly makes it easier than ever for publishers like Peanuts Worldwide to maximize their potential audiences for the content by distributing to the top eBook marketplaces.

Graphicly is the only company to provide publishers a simple, low cost, one-click solution to distribution that includes both an integrated dashboard and deep analytics on sales, behavioral data and social engagement data around their content, accelerating books to market.

“For years, publishers have waited like Linus in the pumpkin patch for an integrated, simple and cost effective way to convert, distribute and promote digital and interactive books. We are excited to partner with Peanuts Worldwide to help make the rich history of Peanuts available to readers everywhere” Said Micah Baldwin, CEO and Founder of Graphicly.

For more information about Graphicly and the Graphicly Digital Distribution platform, please contact sales@graphicly.com and visit http://graphicly.com

For more information about Peanuts Worldwide and the complete world of Charlie Brown and Peanuts, please visit http://peanuts.com

 

About Graphicly
Graphicly is a cutting-edge entertainment and digital content publishing platform designed to deliver what authors and publishers need to share their work with audiences across all digital channels and eBook stores including Amazon Kindle, Kobo and Apple iBooks; the iPad and iPad Mini and Android devices including the Barnes & Noble NOOK Tablet and Color and the Amazon Kindle Fire; websites and blogs through an industry leading HTML5 web app; and the only way to read, share and sell books on Facebook. Graphicly provides a system to publish and promote content, providing an immersive solution to tell, share and collaborate around story and understand how consumers are interacting with the content. More than 600 publishers and 8,000 creators from major publishers to independent and self publishers from around the globe, use Graphicly’s platform to deliver and promote compelling stories and activate consumers with community and content. For more information, please visit http://www.graphicly.com

PEANUTS Worldwide

The PEANUTS characters and related intellectual property are owned by Peanuts Worldwide LLC, a joint venture owned 80% by Iconix Brand Group, Inc. and 20% by members of the Charles M. Schulz family. Iconix Brand Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: ICON) owns, licenses and markets a growing portfolio of consumer brands including CANDIE’S (R), BONGO (R), BADGLEY MISCHKA (R), JOE BOXER (R), RAMPAGE (R), MUDD (R), MOSSIMO (R), LONDON FOG (R), OCEAN PACIFIC (R), DANSKIN (R), ROCAWEAR (R), CANNON (R), ROYAL VELVET (R), FIELDCREST (R), CHARISMA (R), STARTER (R), WAVERLY (R), ZOO YORK (R), and SHARPER IMAGE (R). In addition, Iconix owns interests in the ARTFUL DODGER (R), ECKO (R), MARC ECKO (R), ED HARDY (R) MATERIAL GIRL (R), PEANUTS (R), and TRUTH OR DARE brands. The Company licenses its brands to a network of leading retailers and manufacturers that touch every major segment of retail distribution from the luxury market to the mass market in both the U.S. and worldwide. Through its in-house business development, merchandising, advertising and public relations departments Iconix manages its brands to drive greater consumer awareness and equity.

STRANGER COMICS FREE COMIC BOOK DAY RAFFLE!

In order to further celebrate STRANGER’s love for GRAPHICLY and FREE COMIC BO

OK DAY, Stranger is offering another raffle in conjunction with one of its most celebrated titles –

THE PORTENT by Peter Bergting.

CONTEST:
Here it is, MAY 5, 2012 – Stranger has just released THE PORTENT’s final issue 4 of 4 and wanted to celebrate and cement their commitment to Graphicly and their awesome fans. Stranger Comics is creating another raffle for signed Portent goodies.

Tell us how much you like any issue of the Portent series by leaving a comment on the Graphicly site during the month of May and you will receive one entry into our raffle.

And, yes, that means you get one entry for each issue of The Portent you comment on. Start with the FREE Portent Issue 1

Tell us what you think of them all by commenting on the books and get four chances to win one of these signed prizes:

  • 1 of 5 signed copies of THE PORTENT Graphic Novel by Peter Bergting
  • 1 ORIGINAL SKETCH by Peter Bergting of Milo or Lin. Your choice!

But don’t just take our word for how amazing the Portent is. Just ask these good folks:

“It’s a rare treat when a creator comes along that can bring his vision to life in both visual and narrative form. Even rare if that creator is gifted in both arenas. Peter’s Portent is just such a treat.”
- BROM

“One of the best fantasy comics I’ve ever seen. Wonderfully atmospheric, beautiful and strange.”
- MIKE MIGNOLA (Hellboy)

“Peter’s one of my favorite working artists today. Fluid storytelling with an eye for acting and mood.”
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In order to further celebrate STRANGER’s love for GRAPHICLY and FREE COMIC BOOK DAY, Stranger is offering another raffle in conjunction with one of its most celebrated titles –
THE PORTENT by Peter Bergting.
CONTEST:
Here it is, MAY 5, 2012 – Stranger has just released THE PORTENT’s final issue 4 of 4 and wanted to celebrate and cement their commitment to Graphicly and their awesome fans. Stranger Comics is creating another raffle for signed Portent goodies.
Tell us how much you like any issue of the Portent series by leaving a comment on the Graphicly site during the month of May and you will receive one entry into our raffle.
And, yes, that means you get one entry for each issue of The Portent you comment on. Start with the FREE Portent Issue 1
Tell us what you think of them all by commenting on the books and get four chances to win one of these signed prizes:
1 of 5 signed copies of THE PORTENT Graphic Novel by Peter Bergting
1 ORIGINAL SKETCH by Peter Bergting of Milo or Lin. Your choice!
But don’t just take our word for how amazing the Portent is. Just ask these good folks:
“It’s a rare treat when a creator comes along that can bring his vision to life in both visual and narrative form. Even rare if that creator is gifted in both arenas. Peter’s Portent is just such a treat.”
- BROM
“One of the best fantasy comics I’ve ever seen. Wonderfully atmospheric, beautiful and strange.”
- MIKE MIGNOLA (Hellboy)
“Peter’s one of my favorite working artists today. Fluid storytelling with an eye for acting and mood.”
- RICK REMENDER (Fear Agent, Punisher)
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New Comics on Graphicly – Wednesday, 03.21.2012

The sands of time continue to move and the days fly off the calendar, but the one thing that remains is that on Wednesday, and every Wednesday, we’ve got new comics for you!

This week there’s some continued excitement from Top Cow as Top Cow: Rebirth continues with The Darkness #101 as the new creative team of writer David Hine and artist Jeremy Haun. If you’ve been looking for a reason to jump on board, now’s the time! Especially if you’ve been playing the hit video game, The Darkness 2. Also, on the Top Cow: Rebirth side, Witchblade continues with issue #154 this week and it’s been great to see what writer Tim Seeley has been doing with Witchblade.

In addition to Top Cow, we’ve got a bunch of books from some of the best publishers and creators out there. Here’s the full list of new releases:

Archaia
The Killer V3 #4

Archie Comics
Jughead #212
Sonic Universe #38
Stan Lee’s Mighty 7 #1

BOOM! Studios
Hellraiser: Masterpieces #8
Snarked #5
Peanuts #3
Steed and Mrs. Peel #3

Dynamite
Army of Darkness #2
Robocop: Road Trip #4
Kirby: Genesis Silver Star #4
Vampirella #15
Zorro Rides Again #9

Image Comics
Heart #4
Hack/Slash #14
Hoax Hunters #0
Infinite Vacation #4
The Last of the Greats Vol. 1
No Place Like Home #2
Prophet #23
Rebel Blood #1
Near Death #6
Super Dinosaur #9

Top Cow
Witchblade #154
The Last Mortal HC
The Darkness #101

Zenescope
Charmed #20

Check out the complete list of all new releases on Graphicly!

JUSTICE-FOR-HIRE: FREE-FOR-ALL EVENT GETS EXTENDED TO 3/31/12!

Calling all ARTISTS, ANIMATORS, and MIXED MARTIAL ARTS FANS!

Participate in this kick-ass event by watching the action-packed new JFH Motion Comic, reading the teeth-shattering new JFH issue #0 (free exclusively on Graphicly), and then MAKE YOUR VERY OWN MOTION COMIC OR DRAWING based on the JFH Universe!

Post your work to the JFH Facebook Page and you’ll get free stuff like animation software, free comics and books, free martial arts classes, and maybe even a gig working with the JFH Team on comics or animation. Plus, your work gets seen by celebrity guest viewers like the legendary NEAL ADAMS and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Master JOHN MACHADO (so only join if you Kick Ass 24-7 365 like they do)!!!

 

Stranger Comics LIKES Graphicly!

Today, March 7, 2012,  marks the release of THE UNTAMED Day 4 of 7 from Stranger Comics!

To celebrate and cement Stranger Comics’ commitment to Graphicly and their awesome fans, Stranger is creating a raffle for signed Stranger swag!

Tell us how much you like any issue of The Untamed series by leaving a comment on the comic  during the month of March and you will receive one entry into our raffle.  And, yes, that means you get one entry for each issue of The Untamed you comment on.  Start with the FREE Untamed Issue 1 (Day 1 of 7).

Tell us what you think of them all and get four chances to win one of these signed prizes!

  • 1 of 10 LIMITED EDITION signed copies of THE UNTAMED Day 1 of 7 (Issue 1).  These comics will be signed by Stranger honcho and writer Sebastian A. Jones, cover artist Hyoung Taek Nam, Asunda developer Darrell May, and film producers Lloyd Levin (Watchmen, Hellboy), Andrew Cosby (Co-Founder of BOOM! Studios), Andrew Sugerman (Conviction, Death Sentence), and Ken Locsmandi (The Matrix, Fight Club).
  • 1 ORIGINAL SKETCH by Darrell May of Kersheg the Mute from THE UNTAMED series.

Seems like a pretty easy way to win cool stuff, eh?  So check out The Untamed and comment away!


New Comics on Graphicly – Wednesday, 02.22.2012

The great thing about comics is that they can deliver unexpected levels of fun. Take for example Archie #630, the conclusion of the story where Archie and the gang meet KISS. Yes, the legendary band, KISS.  It doesn’t get more fun or crazy than that, does it? I know I can’t wait to give this issue a read.  On the other end of the spectrum there’s great books from a bunch of our publishers as well as some great indie books from Comfort and Adam.  I encourage you to check them out!

So many to choose from! Here’s the full list of new titles out now today on Graphicly!

Archaia
The Killer V3 #2

Archie Comics
Archie #630
Sonic #234

BOOM! Studios
Hellraiser #10
Hellraiser: Masterpieces #6
Word Girl #3
Incorruptible #27 

Dynamite
Jennifer Blood #9
Red Sonja #64
Red Sonja/Witchblade #1

Image Comics
Bulletproof Coffin: Disinterred #2
The Li’l Depressed Boy #9
Near Death V1 TP
No Place Like Home #1
Prophet #22
Between Gears TP
Chew #24
Morning Glories #16
That’s just a taste at the thousands of comics available on Graphicly. Check out the full list of recently released comics and find something new or a comic that you already love, we’ve got ‘em all!


New Comics on Graphicly – Wednesday, 02.15.2012

Coming down off that Valentine’s Day hangover? The best way to deal with it is some awesome comics and this week is a great week for awesome comics. With a bunch of new great releases from some of our favorite publishers.  This week, the book not to miss is Glory #23. The next new issue in the Extreme relaunch from Image Comics, Glory #23 by Joe Keatinge and Ross Campbell is a modern reimagining of the female super heroine created by Rob Liefeld. But don’t expect a 90s rehash here, Keatinge and Campbell are full of surprises with this one.

In addition to Glory #23, don’t miss out on Peter Panzerfaust #1, a great new series from Image. Or if you’re looking for some vintage Grant Morrison, try Steed and Mrs. Peel #1, a reprint of Morrison’s work on the classic Avengers characters. And of course, the latest issue of the indie sensation, Sacrifice #3 is a must read!

So many to choose from! Here’s the full list of new titles out now today on Graphicly!

Archie Comics
Archie Marries Betty #17
Archie Marries Veronica #17
Betty and Veronica #258
Sonic Universe #37

Asylum Press
Asylum of Horrors #1
Zombie Terrors #3 

BOOM! Studios
Seven Warriors #3
Operation: Broken Wings, 1936 #3
Snarked #4
Steed and Mrs. Peel #1

Dynamite
Army of Darkness #1 
Flash Gordon: Zeitgeist #3
Queen Sonja #27
Vampirella #14
Warehouse 13 #4
Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time #21
Warlord of Mars: Dejah Thoris #10

Five Hundred Comics
Sacrifice #3 

Image Comics
Mondo #1
Glory #23
Moriarty #9
Peter Panzerfaust #1
The Activity #3
Super Dinosaur #8

SKAtoon Productions
A.K.A. #3

Stranger Comics
The Portent #2  

Top Cow
The Darkness #99
Witchblade #153
That’s just a taste at the thousands of comics available on Graphicly. Check out the full list of recently released comics and find something new or a comic that you already love, we’ve got ‘em all!


New Comics on Graphicly – Wednesday, 02.01.2012

Comic fans of all ages, this is your lucky day as today is a GREAT day for new comics.  For those looking for something to share with their kids, younger fans or even adults, might we recommend the wonderful Princeless #4 from Action Lab Entertainment, a charming story that can be enjoyed by everyone. Similarly, Reed Gunther#8 from Image and Space Warped #6 from BOOM! are also great titles for all ages.

For those of us a little older, you absolutely must be reading Fatale #2, from Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips, the first bonafide hit of 2012. Along with long time comic fans may want to get a refill of Too Much Coffee Man #1. And if you’re looking for some fun comics with a bit of zombies, Alpha Girl #1 just may be your jam!

So many comics! Must read them all!

Here’s the full list of new titles out now today on Graphicly!

Action Lab Entertainment
Princeless #4

BOOM! Studios
Incorruptible #25
Space Warped #6
Too Much Coffee Man #1

Dead Horse Press
Dead Horse #3

Dynamite
The Boys #63
Captain Victory #3
Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time #20
Warlord of Mars Annual #1
Warriors of Mars #1

Image Comics
Reed Gunther #8
Alpha Girl #1
Fatale #2
Li’l Depressed Boy V2 TP
Savage Dragon #178
The Art of Carbon Grey
The Strange Talent of Luther Strode #5
Invincible #88 

SKAtoon Productions
A.K.A. #1

Top Cow
Witchblade: Redemption V4 

Top Shelf
Too Cool to Be Forgotten 

Zenescope
Charmed #18

That’s just a taste at the thousands of comics available on Graphicly. Check out the full list of recently released comics and find something new or a comic that you already love, we’ve got ‘em all!


CONTEST: JFH Free-For-All Event! Animate & Win!

Graphicly is excited to announce that we’re teaming up with animation software developers Reallusion, and the production company Creative Impulse Entertainment to launch a branded online animation event for the mixed martial arts comic book series, JFH: Justice-For-Hire. The JFH: Free-For-All Event will be your chance to show your animation abilities and get the chance to be judged by a celebrity panel including comic book legend and acclaimed animation director, Neal Adams, veteran comic writer Jan C. Childress, “Star Wars” fan-favorite voice-over actor, Ahmed Best, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Master and action choreographer, John Machado.

If you think you’ve got the chops, it’s easy to participate.  To get started, Creative Impulse Entertainment and Graphicly have released JFH: Justice-For-Hire #0 for FREE, exclusively on Graphicly. Then all you have to do is head over to Facebook and LIKE the JFH Facebook Page.  Once you do that, you’ll have access to the tools and the assets you’ll need to to animate your own JFH action scene for the panel of celebrity judges. While you’re there, make sure to check out the JFH Motion Comic which debuted exclusively on Facebook!

Stay tuned to the JFH Facebook page and to the Graphicly blog right here for updates throughout the contest period, which runs from January 31st to March 9th. We’ll be posting some more exclusive content as the contest progresses.  At the end of the contest period, lucky winners will get some valuable feedback from the panel of experienced and talented judges, as a chance to break into the world of animation with the potential for an internship on a future JFH project!

Check out JFH: Justice for Hire #0 for FREE:

PRESS RELEASE: Graphicly Expands to Deliver Next Evolution in Digital Publishing

Graphicly Expands to Deliver Next Evolution in Digital Publishing

Building on its Cross-Device Marketplace, Graphicly Offers a New Platform for Authors and Publishers to Distribute and Market Their Content

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 23, 2012 – Graphicly is excited to announce the expansion of its innovative digital distribution platform to better meet the needs of authors and publishers of all types. The Graphicly platform offers automated self-publishing by converting, distributing and promoting image-based digital content across the most popular consumer mobile and eBook marketplaces including the Apple iOS Newsstand and iBooks, Barnes & Noble NOOK Color, Amazon Kindle store, the Google Android Marketplace, Facebook and many others, while streamlining the work flow, reducing production costs significantly and providing authors and publishers detailed real-time analytics. As the only platform that optimizes image-based content, Graphicly is uniquely poised to take advantage of the $23 billion publishing market, including the more than 300,000 self-published authors expected to produce a graphical work this year.

“Over the past few years, the team at Graphicly identified an unmet need in the digital publishing industry for automated tools to convert, distribute and promote image-based content,“ said Micah Baldwin, Graphicly founder and CEO.  “By opening up our proven digital distribution platform, we now provide these services, while giving authors and publishers full control of their content and revenue streams and a deep understanding of how readers are engaging with their content. We believe our customer’s books should be available in every marketplace imaginable, with the knowledge and support to properly market and promote them.”

Graphicly’s platform offers a one-of-a-kind opportunity for authors and publishers to distribute their books across a variety of digital channels. Utilizing Graphicly allows authors to upload their book, publish it to one or many platforms, and promote it via the channels they choose, while retaining full ownership of their revenue stream. With a brandable and embeddable reader, an author will now be able to provide its consumers the ability to buy and enjoy content from wherever the author chooses.

Content distributed via the Graphicly platform is available across multiple channels, including the Apple iPhone, iPad, and iOS Newsstand; eBook stores including Amazon Kindle, Kobo and Apple iBooks as eBooks and enhanced eBooks; Android devices, including the Barnes & Noble NOOK Tablet and NOOK Color and the Amazon Kindle Fire; and an industry-leading HTML5 web app allowing for publishing to any website or blog.  Graphicly is also the only distribution service offering books on Facebook, with more than 90% of its publishers using this channel.

Graphicly’s expanded distribution platform also delivers custom analytics which help authors and publishers tailor their content to how their audience is reading. This seamless experience allows control over how content is consumed, as well as insight into consumers’ behaviors, including how often they read a book, how far they read into a book, and more. For the first time, publishers and authors are able to utilize data, metrics and social media – empowering them to market their books in exciting ways and better connect with their readers.

“Upon publishing my memoir, The Boy Who Loved Batman, through Chronicle Books, I wanted to reach the largest audience possible,” said Michael Uslan, executive producer of the ultra successful Batman franchise of films. “Graphicly is the only digital content platform that, in an easy and simple manner, gives authors and publishers the ability to reach their audience in the places that audience frequents.”

Graphicly offers authors and publisher the ability to select the type of distribution they need, as well as the revenue model that best suits them – from a basic free offering to a flat rate per conversion, with a number of options in between. Web and Facebook posting via the self-service platform are free, with other platforms and services requiring additional commitment.

The new publishing platform is initially available to current Graphicly authors and publishers, and will be widely available in the next few weeks. Publishers and authors can sign up for more information at http://www.graphicly.com/launch

For more information, or for additional press materials, please contact Chase Perrin at chase.perrin@nof9.com.

About Graphicly
Graphicly is a cutting-edge entertainment and digital content publishing platform designed to deliver what authors and publishers need to share their work with audiences across all digital channels, including the Apple iPhone and iPad (plus Newsstand); eBook stores including Amazon Kindle, Kobo and Apple iBooks; Android devices including the Barnes & Noble NOOK Tablet and Color and the Amazon Kindle Fire; websites and blogs through an industry leading HTML5 web app; and the only way to read, share and sell books on Facebook. Graphicly provides a system to publish and promote content, providing an immersive solution to tell, share and collaborate around story and understand how consumers are interacting with the content. More than 400 publishers and 6,000 creators from major publishers such as Image Comics and Chronicle Books, to indie creators from around the globe, use Graphicly’s platform to deliver and promote compelling stories and activate consumers with community and content. The Graphicly promotional network includes more than 100 million page views across more than 600 of the leading entertainment websites and blogs. For more information, please visit http://www.graphicly.com/launch