[Preview] IDW Publishing’s 1/30 Release: JAMES BROWN: Black and Proud HC

This Wednesday, January 30th, IDW Publishing is releasing a new hardcover entitled James Brown: Black and Proud, featuring writing and illustrations from Xavier Fauthoux, the winner of the James Brown Music Video Challenge in 2012!

The Godfather of Soul, Mr. Dynamite, The Hardest Working Man in Show Business—a legend of popular music whose influence and appeal reaches audiences to this day—gets the graphic novel treatment.

Here’s a look at the cover, the storyline, and preview pages for this week’s new release from IDW Publishing on New Comic Book Day! #NCBD

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New Release for the week of January 30th, 2019


James Brown: Black and Proud HC

Writer: Xavier Fauthoux
Artist: Xavier Fauthoux
Cover Artist: Xavier Fauthoux

HC • FC • $24.99 • 144 pages • 7” x 9-1/2”
ISBN: 978-1-68405-338-4

Born in the South during the height of segregation, James Brown went on to become a global sensation, using his immeasurable talent to grasp what he believed was the American Dream. Join the charismatic, hard-working, and sometimes tyrannical bandleader on a journey down the roads of America with a group of talented musicians spreading the sound of funk and soul throughout the country. Told against the backdrop of a changing America during the Civil Rights era of the 1960s, this is the story of a man and his band that would go on to revolutionize the world of pop music.

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About IDW Publishing:

IDW Publishing stands proudly at the forefront of printed visual entertainment, cultivating a formidable library of world-renowned licensed brands and creator-owned original IP. Its diverse array of comic books, graphic novels, and art books deliver reading enjoyment to fans of all ages. Its award-winning imprints The Library of American Comics, Yoe! Books, and Artist Editions preserve the valuable cultural history of the sequential art medium, while titles under the critically acclaimed Top Shelf and Black Crown banners celebrate fiercely independent voices. IDW Publishing is a division of IDW Media Holdings, Inc. (OTCQX: IDWM), a fully integrated media company with robust offerings in publishing, tabletop gaming, multimedia entertainment, and art exhibition via the San Diego Comic Art Gallery.


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