Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Taking it to the Next Level

It's now official...

Literary agency and author management company, D.C. Jacobson, (DCJA),has just come on board to help represent my work and take it to the next level of exposure (so to speak).

According to DCJA president Don Jacobson, “We are very pleased to partner with Robert, who’s proven to be one of the preeminent Christian graphic novelists in the U.S. D.C. Jacobson & Associates is always looking to innovate, and we see in the rising popularity of graphic novels and manga an opportunity to bring faith-based perspectives to this often dark genre. Robert possesses a strong combination of both story-telling and artistic skills.”

Personally, I see this as a huge step toward making Eye Witness available to lovers of comics and graphic novels not only in this country, but internationally and I see a partnership with a company like DCJA as crucial in moving in that direction, as well as bringing some of my other faith-based projects to life. Granted I've did pretty well the the limited resources available to me, but to take Eye Witness to where I envision it going, a larger, better capitalized and connected publisher needs to get involved. One day I hope to see versions of Eye Witness circulating the globe as well as seeing it developed into a big-screen epic. For these type of things it's clear I need help from the pro's and with this partnership with DCJA, I now have that.

After completing the final book in the Eye Witness series this spring, I will undertake a nationwide promotional tour beginning in the summer of 2010 and then begin work on the Eye Witness omnibus edition…which will collect all the stories presented in all four of the volumes plus an additional 30 pages of unpublished material.

To date, the Eye Witness series has been awarded: A Silver Medal at the 2007 Independent Publisher Awards; best graphic novel at the 2007 Hollywood Book Festival; best graphic novel in the USA Book News, Best Books Award in 2009; and have been a finalist in the Foreword Magazine Book of the Year Awards, in both 2007 and 2009.

D.C. Jacobson & Associates is an innovative author management company specializing in literary representation for Christian communicators. The agency was founded by Don Jacobson, former owner of Multnomah Publishers, who published 1,000+ books including numerous bestsellers and award winners. DCJA engages in partnerships to produce and promote messages that renew church and redeem culture for Jesus Christ. To learn more about them, or to inquire about licensing Eye Witness, visit them at: http://www.dcjacobson.com/.”

Robert Luedke

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