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All-Ages Adventure Brings Top Honors in Europe's Largest Comic Festival

BERKELEY, CA -- 29 January, 2007 – Image Comics would like to
congratulate Mike Bullock and Jack Lawrence for their work on LIONS,
TIGERS AND BEARS VOL. 1, which beat out stiff competition to take
home the prestigious Angouleme Discovery Prize for Younger Audiences.

It's not often that an American book wins top honors at Europe's
biggest Comic Con. Yet, Image Comics is proud to announce the French
translation of LIONS, TIGERS AND BEARS VOL. 1(Tigres et Nounours) did
just that at this weekend's Angouleme International Comics Festival.
LIONS, TIGERS AND BEARS VOL. 1 is currently available in English in
the US, as well as in Italian, German, Spanish and French
translations overseas.

The Discovery Prize is on par with the American Eisner Award, and to
some, considered even more prestigious. That prestige is magnified
due to the overwhelming amount of wonderful, high quality all-ages
material created in France and throughout Europe.

"The magnitude of just how prestigious this is hasn't sunk in yet,"
states Bullock, creator and writer of the book. "I'm excited and
honored that we won, and very thankful the book is reaching that many
new readers."

More information on the Angouleme International Comics Festival can
be found at:
http://www.bdangouleme.com /index.ideal?langue=gb

LIONS, TIGERS AND BEARS VOL. 1, (JUL061683), a 128-page trade
paperback with a cover price of $12.99, and is available through
Diamond Previews.

"Amazing concept, great script, gorgeous art and a pure love of
storytelling that permeates every page." -Gail Simone, Birds of Prey

"Mike and Jack have crafted a book that confirms to the youngest of
us the possibilities of magic in our world-- and touches the hearts
of the oldest of us to remind us of the power and importance of
imagination." –Mike Wieringo, Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man

Image Comics is a comics and graphic novels publisher formed in 1992
by a collective of best-selling artists. Since that time, Image has
gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United
States. There are currently four partners in Image Comics (Erik
Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino), and Image
is currently divided into four major houses (Todd McFarlane
Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline and Image Central).
Image comics and graphic novels cover nearly every genre, sub-genre
and style imaginable, offering science fiction, romance, horror,
crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest
artists and writers working in the medium today.

Go HERE to read the first 8 pages of Lions, Tigers and Bears Vol 1.

Posted by Scott Tingley Feb 11, 2007



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