Brian himself died painfully lonely at the young age of thirty-two, having helped the Beatles prove through "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" that pop music could be an inspirational art form. He was homosexual when it was a felony to be so in the United Kingdom, Jewish at a time of anti-Semitism, and from Liverpool when it was considered just a dingy port town.
This limited edition of this groundbreaking graphic novel features a signed tip-in sheet by creators Vivek J. Tiwary, Andrew C. Robinson, and Kyle Baker, along with a bonus section including unique Beatles and Brian Epstein memorabilia and behind-the-scenes sketches, a unique, textured cover, and a slipcase. Limited to 1500 signed and numbered copies.
|Publisher:||Dark Horse Comics|
|Edition description:||Limited Edition|
|Product dimensions:||9.10(w) x 14.60(h) x 1.50(d)|
|Age Range:||16 Years|
About the Author
On Broadway, Vivek's productions (including The Addams Family, Green Day's American Idiot, Mel Brooks' The Producers, Young Frankenstein, A Raisin in the Sun, and A Little Night Music) have won a combined 25 Tony Awards from 44 Tony nominations.
He is the exclusive producer of Amelia Rules!, a children's film franchise and television series based on the series of tween graphic novels by New York Times best-selling author Jimmy Gownley.
Prior to founding Tiwary Entertainment Group, Vivek held a number of major label music-industry positions at Mercury/PolyGram Records where he worked with artists covering the entire musical spectrum including Bruce Springsteen, Shania Twain, Bon Jovi, Pearl Jam, Kiss, LL Cool J, John Mellencamp, Allen Ginsberg, Oasis, Hanson, 311 and The Mighty Mighty BossTones.
He is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of both the Wharton School of Business and the University of Pennsylvania's College of Arts and Sciences. Vivek also holds a filmmaking certificate from The New York Film Academy and is an acting student of Susan Batson/Black Nexxus Acting Studio.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is a must read for any Beatles fan. The writing is smooth; the art is beautiful. We have read so much about The Beatles, both as a group and as individuals, that it is refreshing to learn more about Brian Epstein. With The Fifth Beatle, he comes out of the shadows and is given life and flesh through the story and the art. I have read where this has been optioned for a movie - if it's half as good as this book, it too will be amazing.
This book is phenomenal. The writing and art are so beautiful, it is a must read! I am so happy to have picked it up and if it becomes a movie I hope it is as good as this book.