Images from "Drawn to New York," the new E-Book from Cartoonist Peter Kuper, Published by Bemis Balkind.
Publicity Release Posted: January 23, 2012 15:38:50 ESTNEW YORK
, January 23, 2012 | SHOOT Publicity Wire | --- Award-winning cartoonist Peter Kuper has been chronicling life in New York City for over 30 years. His new book, "Drawn to New York
," captures it all, and makes its U.S. debut exclusively as an E-Book, published by legendary creative agency Bemis Balkind.
The E-Book, which sells for $ 15.99, is now available through Apple's iTunes store here.
In "Drawn to New York
," Kuper depicts: A climb to the top of the Brooklyn Bridge; homelessness in Times Square; roller skaters in Central Park; the impact of 9/11; Wall Street; street musicians and an array of moments unique to the 'Big Apple.' In 200 full color pages, Kuper paints a vibrant picture of Manhattan. Through comics, illustrations and sketchbook drawings he delivers everything from the low life to the high energy that has long made New York the most exciting city in the world.
As Kuper describes in his introduction: "Drawn to New York
is a portrait of this city I love, both its darkness and light. It's a reflection of thirty-four years on twelve miles of island with eight million people, in a city whose story is ever being written."
Demonstrating its increased commitment to the changing publishing industry, legendary creative agency Bemis Balkind, which has significantly strengthened its Digital Group, has recently entered into the Digital Publishing industry.
Curt Doty, GM Digital and Executive Creative Director for Bemis Balkind states, "We are thrilled to have brought Peter's unique vision of New York City to life through the digital medium. Publishing his E-Book marks our latest venture as we enter the nascent field of digital publishing. Film and TV have seen significant changes in their industries and now it is publishing's turn to become dynamic in meaningful ways."
Aubrey Balkind, Chairman adds, "Whether you are a tourist first visiting New York City or you have lived there your whole life, this book illuminates the New York experience in a creative way never seen before."About PETER KUPER
"Drawn to New York
" author Peter Kuper is also the author/illustrator of over twenty other books, including "Diario de Oaxaca," and an adaptation of Franz Kafka's "The Metamorphosis." His illustrations have appeared in most major newspapers and magazines, including "Mad," where he has done the "Spy vs Spy" cartoon series since 1997. Kuper is co-founder of the political graphics magazine "World War 3 Illustrated," and teaches comics courses at the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan and at Harvard University in Boston.About BEMIS BALKIND
Bemis Balkind's DNA is firmly rooted in the disciplines of strategic business consulting, design and advertising. The agency first gained widespread recognition for its game-changing advertising campaign promoting the classic film "Rosemary's Baby." Since then, the company has become a multi-award winning, renowned and highly regarded creative agency which designed and implemented campaigns for many major motion pictures, including "Forrest Gump," "Alien, "Superman," "Fatal Attraction," Tim Burton's "Alice in Wonderland 3D," "Slumdog Millionaire," "Black Swan," "Bad Teacher," "Shrek," and many others.
From traditional to new media, Bemis Balkind's core mission has never wavered: "Use the power of creativity to involve audiences in a newly created cultural meme." In addition to their expertise in launching feature films, they have a newly formed expertise with cross-platform delivery of advertising and content servicing the film, TV and publishing sectors.
Bemis Balkind is located at 134 Spring Street, #302, New York, NY 10012, phone 212/965-0099. The agency's Los Angeles office is located at 6135 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90048, and phone is 323/965-4800. For more information, please see www.bemisbalkind.com
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