I’m pleased to announce that Pawn Shop is getting a digital release — starting today — courtesy of the fine folks at comiXology. We’ll be serializing the book into four installments — one issue per chapter — and releasing one issue a week at 99 cents each. That’s just $4 for the whole book digitally!
You can buy issue #1 here: http://cmxl.gy/OfvDDs
A huge thanks to John D. Roberts and Chip Mosher and the whole team over at comiXology for helping to make this happen. Here’s the full press release:
Acclaimed Graphic Novel PAWN SHOP Gets Weekly Digital Release on comiXology
April 9, 2014 – PAWN SHOP, the graphic novel from Joey Esposito and Sean Von Gorman, is getting a digital release courtesy of the world’s premier digital comics platform, comiXology. The four-chapter graphic novel will be serialized into four issues, released weekly and priced at 99 cents each, beginning Wednesday, April 9, 2014.
Pawn Shop is the interconnected tale of four New York City residents – a widower, a nurse, a punk, and a city employee – whose lives are woven together through the ecosystem of the Big Apple. It’s the story of four lives out of eight million.
“We wanted to try something different for the digital debut of Pawn Shop, and thanks to the folks at comiXology, we could,” Esposito said about the serialized release. “The comiXology Submit program is a game changer, and I’m so glad Pawn Shop could be a part of that family.”
“I am so excited that Pawn Shop is coming to comiXology, the premier digital comic distributor,” added Von Gorman. “It will be fascinating to see how readers react to the story in weekly chapters. The complete volume has way too many feelings to process in one sitting. You need a break between installments.”
Pawn Shop is published by Esposito’s boutique comic book imprint Soup Dad Comics. It has garnered critical acclaim since its release, with USA Today’s Brian Truitt saying: “With four stories of love, loss, pain and hope, Pawn Shop is at its heart both a memorable love letter to New York City and a touching study on the interconnectedness of us.” Multiversity Comics agreed: “In Pawn Shop, Esposito and Von Gorman weave a fictional web of hope, loss, fear, redemption, courage, and love, told across one of the most iconic hives of human highs and lows; New York City.”
Issue #1 is available at this link: http://cmxl.gy/OfvDDs
The complete Pawn Shop OGN can be purchased here: http://tinyurl.com/BuyPawnShop
For any interview, art, or review requests, please contact Joey Esposito at email@example.com