UK independent graphic novel publisher SelfMadeHero has acquired the UK and Commonwealth rights to Tetris: The Games People Play, the latest book from Box Brown, the New York Times bestselling creator of Andre The Giant: Life and Legend. It tells the true story of the world’s most popular and addictive video game. The UK and Commonwealth rights were acquired by SelfMadeHero’s Managing Director Emma Hayley from US publisher First Second.
The book is due to be published simultaneously in the US by First Second and in the UK by SelfMadeHero in October 2016.
Tetris forms part of a strong line-up of Autumn titles from SelfMadeHero. These include The Trial of Roger Casement by Fionnuala Doran; One Year Wiser: The Gratitude Journal by Mike Medaglia; Dalí by Edmond Baudoin; Ghost Stories of an Antiquary, Vol. 1, an adaptation of four M.R. James stories by Leah Moore and John Reppion; The Can Opener’s Daughter by Rob Davis; and The Return of the Honey Buzzard by Aimée de Jongh.
SelfMadeHero’s Managing Director Emma Hayley is leading a panel discussion on the subject of “Women in Comics” at this year’s London Book Fair on 12th April (1pm, Club Room). She is joined by visual artist and writer Audrey Niffenegger, Corinne Pearlman (Creative Director, Myriad Editions), Sophie Castille (International Rights Director, Mediatoon) and graphic novelist Hannah Berry. The London Book Fair runs 12th – 14th April.
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