Tanith Lee's SILVER METAL LOVER gets graphic novel

from the official IDW Publishing press release . . . . .

The IDW Publishing Imprint Successfully Kickstarts Second Trina Robbins Graphic Novel


San Diego, CA (December 30, 2017) – IT’S ALIVE! has just passed its initial goal of $10,000 to bring Tanith Lee’s THE SILVER METAL LOVER back to print! However, there’s still time left in the Kickstarter campaign (see link below)  for more fans to pledge to this exciting collection which already blew through its two stretch goals. That includes a SILVER METAL LOVER sticker featuring Trina Robbins' artwork from the book after the pledges passed 200 backers. Plus, now that the campaign has hit $11,000, all backers will also receive a mini print which showcases Trina Robbins' art.
 
Originally published in 1985, this work has never been reprinted in any form. This new edition will feature a new variant cover by Colleen Doran (A DISTANT SOIL), who will also provide the afterword, a new foreword by Gail Simone (BIRDS OF PREY), and a new intro by Trina Robbins herself. Bonus content will include a special essay about the late Tanith Lee’s life and work by her husband, artist/writer John Kaiine,
 
All of this will be printed at 8.5" x 11, full color, on glossy paper, all tucked inside a beautiful, deluxe hardcover.
 
IT’S ALIVE! founder Drew Ford said of his current Kickstarter to publish Tanith Lee's THE SILVER METAL LOVER graphic novel adaptation by Trina Robbins, "This cult classic science fiction romance is an important early example of 'the graphic novel' as a storytelling vehicle, telling an intimate story of a young girl's first love...who just happens to be a robot! We are very honored to shine a light on the brilliant work of the late Tanith Lee. And we are thrilled to be working on our second book with the legendary Trina Robbins! Also, we must send out a huge THANK YOU to Colleen Doran and Gail Simone for coming along for the ride! We hope you will give it a look, and consider making a pledge."
 
Many exciting rewards are being offered, including signed copies of the book, exclusive prints from Colleen Doran, sketches by legendary comic book pros, including Bill Sienkiewicz (NEW MUTANTS), Ron Frenz (THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN), and Larry Hama (G.I. JOE) and even original pages of comic book art by Trina Robbins!
 
Check out THE SILVER METAL LOVER Kickstarter which will be active from now until the evening of Friday, January 5, 2018 and get pledging:
 
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/922494658/tanith-lees-silver-metal-lover-by-trina-robbins?utm_source=Marketing+-+Media+Lists&utm_campaign=e7c09f7553-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_12_29&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b0dc13b2d9-e7c09f7553-82868785&mc_cid=e7c09f7553&mc_eid=b1822bf1af

About Drew Ford & IT’S ALIVE! 
Drew Ford, known for putting together dozens of archival reprint collections, such as the Eisner Award nominated THE PUMA BLUES by Stephen Murphy & Michael Zulli, and U.S.S. STEVENS: THE COLLECTED STORIES by Sam Glanzman, runs his own imprint at IDW called IT'S ALIVE!, where he continues his mission of bringing lost and forgotten graphic novels and uncollected comic book runs back into print!  Saving the history of comics one book at a time!

About IDW
IDW Media Holdings, Inc. (OCTQX: IDWM) is a fully integrated media company, which includes publishing, games, entertainment, and the San Diego Comic Art Gallery. 

IDW Publishing’s comic book and graphic novel catalog includes some of the world’s most popular entertainment brands, including TransformersMy Little PonyStar TrekTeenage Mutant Ninja TurtlesGhostbusters, and Disney’s classic characters. At IDW’s core is its commitment to creator-owned comics including 30 Days of NightLocke & KeyWormwoodRagnarökV-Wars, and Archangel by bestselling sci-fi author William Gibson.

IDW Publishing is also home to the acclaimed and award-winning imprints; Top Shelf, The Library of American Comics, Yoe! Books, and Artist Editions, showcasing the greatest original art ever published in American comic books.

IDW Games’ diverse line-up includes the international phenomenon Machi Koro, as well as hit licensed games such as X-FilesBack to the FutureThe Godfather, and TMNT.

IDW Entertainment serves as the worldwide distributor of Wynonna Earp airing on the Syfy Channel in the U.S. and is producing BBC America’s Dirk Gently, based on the bestseller by Douglas Adams starring Elijah Wood and Samuel Barnett.

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