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NEW YORK (September 9, 2014) – The Fifth Beatle: The Brian Epstein Story, the acclaimed New York Times #1 Best-Selling graphic novel by writer/producer Vivek J. Tiwary and artists Andrew C. Robinson and Kyle Baker, published by Dark Horse Comics, won two honors at this year’s 2014 Harvey Awards: Best Original Graphic Album and Best Biographical, Historical or Journalistic Presentation.

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We are super grateful to our fans, collaborators, and industry friends for the fab reception you’ve given The Fifth Beatle. As we gear up for the film and continue our book tour, please join us in relishing some highlights since our launch in November. Below are selected accolades, reviews, and features. If you’re a comics creator, please consider voting for The Fifth Beatle in the HARVEY AWARDS.

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NEW YORK (July 29, 2014) – In something of an upset, The Fifth Beatle: The Brian Epstein Story, the acclaimed New York Times #1 Best-Selling graphic novel by writer/producer Vivek J. Tiwary and artists Andrew C. Robinson and Kyle Baker, published by Dark Horse Comics, won the Will Eisner Comic Industry Award for “Best Reality-Based Work” at the 26th annual Eisner Awards, which took place last Friday at Comic-Con International in San Diego.

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Two alumni entrepreneurs break into an entertainment field perhaps never before tapped by Wharton grads.

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The alumnus in the story is Vivek J. Tiwary, C’96, W’96, whose latest project, the graphic novel—and soon to be major motion picture—The Fifth Beatle tells Brian Epstein’s story and explores the inspiring and tragic aspects of his largely unknown life.

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NEW YORK (July 21, 2014) –“The Fifth Beatle: The Brian Epstein Story” by writer/producer Vivek J. Tiwary and artists Andrew C. Robinson and Kyle Baker, has garnered two Harvey Award nominations for “Best Graphic Novel – Original” and “Best Biographical, Historical or Journalistic Presentation.” One of the most established and prestigious comics honors, the Harvey Awards are the only awards that are fully nominated and granted by fellow comic book creators. Voting is open to “those who write, draw, ink, color, letter, design, edit or are involved in the creative aspect of comics.”

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July 1, NEW YORK, NY— Vivek J. Tiwary’s debut graphic novel, The Fifth Beatle: The Brian Epstein Story, with art by Andrew C. Robinson and Kyle Baker, is the 2013 IndieFab Award Winner for the Foreword Reviews’ 16th Annual Book Of The Year Awards in the Graphic Novels & Comics category. Foreword Reviews, the only review magazine solely dedicated to discovering new indie books, announced the winner on Friday, June 27th at the 2014 American Library Association Annual Conference. Each year, Foreword Reviews highlights a small group of indie authors and publishers whose innovative work stands out among the crowd.

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(In Memory of Michael Jackson, who passed away 5 years ago today, we’re reposting this blog written by Vivek J. Tiwary after he heard the news.)

I was shocked when I heard that Michael Jackson had died– partially because he was so young and, to me, his death so unexpected… and partially because I felt much sadder than I thought I would. I didn’t think I cared so much about Michael Jackson anymore.

But in the days that followed, I realized that to pretend I didn’t care about Michael Jackson was like trying to pretend I didn’t care about youth. And I don’t mean my youth– I mean the concept of youth itself.

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RT @pulmyears: Also born on this day Fabs' manager Brian Epstein (RIP), subject of @VivekJTiwary's graphic novel The Fifth Beatle. http:/…
Today would have been @FifthBeatle Brian Epstein's 80th birthday! Rock your favorite #Beatles tune in his honor! http://t.co/8NmdM4kMps
RT @PennyBlackWeb: Also in our new issue, we look at new books by Vivek Tiwary (@VivekJTiwary) and Imperials singer Little Anthony. http://…
RT @TucsonComiCon: @VivekJTiwary We have a lot of people excited for this appearance! #5thbeatle #tucsoncomiccon2014 #tcc14 #7thannual http…
Many Thanks! RT @katevittone014: @fifthbeatle @VivekJTiwary ur speach was amazing today
Loved this! RT @capehenry: @VivekJTiwary tells #CHC no dream is impossible -no excuses, just do it. Love what you do. http://t.co/95dnA4sIT1
1965: “Kiss Your Favourite Beatle” http://t.co/Hj5NvnXgpl http://t.co/z8YMtdMDJr via @OttoSteininger
RT @VivekJTiwary: Honored to be a DISTINGUISHED SPEAKER @CapeHenry! Talking to the kids tmrw re. my career @fifthbeatle @TiwaryEnt http://t…
RT @PennyBlackWeb: Who else is in our new issue, out this week? Well: @LandObservation, @VivekJTiwary, @ellispaulsongs, @WhiteHillsMusic - …
BKLN 9/21 @BKBF|@FifthBeatle @VivekJTiwary 3pm GreatDebates:ComicBooks on HistoricalControversy @Comixace @lianafinck http://t.co/0FWcL8llUo