The Dabel Brothers, publishers of the upcoming Dresden Files graphic novel, unveiled their new website today! Check out DabelBrothers.com
Dresden fans will delight in the fantastic batch of concept art images, featuring Harry, Murphy, Morgan, Marcone, Bianca, Carmichael, and Kalshazzak the Toad Demon.
The Website launch also coincided with a juicy new announcement: the Dabel Brothers have entered into a new distribution agreement with Del Rey, an imprint of Ballantine Books, to bring their products into the trade book market. In spring 2008, the popular literary comic book publisher will launch comic book adaptations of three major properties: New York Times bestselling author Dean Koontz’s Frankenstein: Prodigal Son; Jim Butcher’s bestselling The Dresden Files; and George R.R. Martin’s Wild Cards. The graphic novel versions, to be distributed by Del Rey, will go on sale in the Summer/Fall of 2008.
The long-term arrangement will result in broader distribution for their graphic novels than they have had in the past, explains Ernst Dabel, President of Dabel Brothers Publishing. “While we will retain our autonomy and continue to operate as an individual company, we expect the Del Rey sales team to greatly expand our reach into such markets as libraries and independent bookstores.”
About Ballantine Books:
Ballantine Books currently releases graphic novels under the Villard, Ballantine, Del Rey and Del Rey Manga imprints. “Graphic novels are one of our fastest-growing areas of publishing,” commented Scott Shannon, Associate Publisher of Del Rey, Mass Market and Licensing. “Dabel Brothers Publishing produces quality work that deserves a wide audience and we’re pleased to be able to provide broader distribution for their projects.” The deal was negotiated by Del Rey Editor-in-Chief Betsy Mitchell.
About Dabel Brothers:
Dabel Brothers Publishing, LLC, is a comic book studio dedicated to bringing many of the best and most popular novels in the world of fantasy to the comic book medium. Since its inception in 2001 they have produced over a dozen adaptations of novels by bestselling authors, including George R.R. Martin, Orson Scott Card, Raymond E. Feist, Robert Jordan, Tad Williams, Richard A. Knaak, Robert Silverberg and Laurell K. Hamilton.