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John Lennon Stars in Comic Book

John LennonBluewater Productions has created a biographical comic book profiling legendary musician and songwriter, John Lennon.

Writer Marc Shapiro had this statement in the press release: “I approached writing Tribute: John Lennon as an exploration of a life full of potential and promise that was, sadly, cut short. We all know the importance of John Lennon as part of The Beatles. But I felt it was more important to concentrate on his post Beatles’ life and career, both good and bad, so that readers would get the clearest possible idea about who he was as a creative entity, husband and father.”

This new project, part of the Tribute series, features interior artwork by Luciano Kars and cover art by Graham Hill. Other recording artists who have been featured in this series include Queen lead vocalist Freddie Mercury and Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain.

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John Lennon’s Birthday & Anne Rice Get Booked

17262197Here are some literary events to pencil in your calendar this week.

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Celebrate John Lennon’s birthday with the readings of “Lennonight.” Join in on Tuesday, October 15th at 2A Bar starting 8 p.m. (New York, NY)

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Warehouse Filled with Book Sculptures

How did the last book you read make you feel? Hachette Australia produced a beautiful new video spelling out emotions with giant stacks of books, filling a giant warehouse with book sculptures.

It’s the perfect Friday morning video. Follow this link to see all the books in the video, but it includes The John Lennon Letters by John Lennon, The Twelve by Justin Cronin and The Guilty One by Lisa Ballantyne. (Via Reddit)

John Lennon Letters To Be Published

In October 2012 Little, Brown will publish selected letters by John Lennon. The book will be edited and introduced by Hunter Davies.

Here’s more about the book: “He lived – and died – in an age before emails and texts. Pen and ink were his medium. John wrote letters and postcards all of his life; to his friends, family, strangers, newspapers, organisations, lawyers and the laundry – most of which were funny, informative, campaigning, wise, mad, poetic, anguished and sometimes heartbreaking … It will be visual – in a sense that many of the letters are reproduced as they were, in his handwriting or typing, plus the odd cartoon or doodle.”

Robert Kirby of United Agents negotiated the deal. Davies has written an authorized biography of the Beatles and The Glory Game. In the video embedded above, Yoko Ono shared a message from her late husband.

John Lennon’s Letters to be Published

Yoko Ono, the widow of Beatles legend John Lennon, has given permission for 150 of Lennon’s personal letters to be published in a single volume.

According to The Guardian, Alan Samson from the Orion Publishing Group acquired world rights to the collection. Publication is set for October 2012–the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ hit release, Love Me Do. The video embedded above shows the band playing that song.

Here’s more from the article: “Orion saw off competition from all the big-hitting publishing houses who went to Davies’s home in Kentish Town, north London, to make their bids…Samson would not disclose how much Orion had paid for the right to publish the book, although it is thought to be in excess of £500,000 but less than £1m quoted in other media.”

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