Neil Gaiman’s Lost Tales: A Free Digital Novel to help fight Malaria

Neil Gaiman's Lost Tails IOS App - iPad screenshot

Neil Gaiman’s ‘Lost Tales’ is now available as a FREE download on the SEQUENTIAL app for the iPad. Published today by Knockabout, 50¢ will be donated to fight malaria for each download.

SEQUENTIAL, the digital graphic novel iPad app, announce the release of an exclusive – and totally free – digital collection of Neil Gaiman’s ‘lost’ comic strips from the 1980s, in aid of the charity  Malaria No More UK.

 

 The ‘Lost Tales’ collection features rare Gaiman material and collaborations with a veritable comic who’s-who including:
  • Writers and artists Bryan Talbot, Dave McKean
  • A very rare interview from 1988, that contains Gaiman’s original typed notes for Sandman, sample scripts, project proposals, rarely seen early photos and more.
  • An original cover by British underground comics great Hunt Emerson, specially commissioned for this collection.
  • Comments from Knockabout publisher Tony Bennett and comics historian Paul Gravett.
  • Collected stories from the long out-of-print Outrageous Tales from the Old Testament and Seven Deadly Sins – both of which caused outrage upon publication
  • As well as SF tales from Trident Comics and a favourite from 2000AD, plus several others.

The free collection of rarities and long out-of-print material  runs to over 100 pages, and is exclusively available via the SEQUENTIAL iPad app from today.  The Sequential App requires iOS 6 or above to run.

A donation of $0.50 will be made to Malaria No More UK for each download before December 31st, 2013. SEQUENTIAL and Knockabout aim to raise up to $15,000 (over £9,000) for the charity’s work to bring an end to malaria, a preventable disease that is tragically one of the biggest killers of children in Africa. Malaria claims the life of a child every minute, yet it is a beatable, curable disease. Malaria No More UK inspires public support and political action to fight malaria. The charity also funds innovative programmes to save lives in Africa where over 90% of all malaria deaths occur.

SEQUENTIAL is digital graphic novels and sequential art taken seriously. The app features books from publishers including Jonathan Cape, Knockabout, Top Shelf, Blank Slate and Myriad, and work by creators such as Alan Moore, Alison Bechdel, Brian Bolland, Eddie Campbell, Gilbert Shelton, Neil Gaiman, Bryan Talbot, David Lloyd, Hunt Emerson and many more, including the pick of the small press.

A full list of currently availble titles which are digitally published by Sequential is listed here.

Source: Sequential App, Malaria No More UK

 Reporter:  Faintdreams

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