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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.


LOS ANGELES (April15, 2014) – Vivek J. Tiwary’s debut graphic novel, The Fifth Beatle garnered two Will Eisner Comic Industry Award nominations for “Best Painter/Multimedia Artist (Interior Art)” and “Best Reality-Based Work.” The Eisner Awards are prizes given for creative achievement in American comic books, sometimes referred to the comic industry’s equivalent of the Academy Awards, and the winners will be announced at a gala ceremony held Friday, July 25 at Comic-Con International. The Fifth Beatle, published by Dark Horse, was a New York Times #1 Best-Seller upon its release last November.


By Brian Truitt | USA TODAY | November 18, 2013

Vivek Tiwary chronicles the inspiring professional and personal life of the Fab Four’s manager.

Vivek J. Tiwary is a lifelong Beatles fan, but there’s one journey to Liverpool, England, that will be among his most memorable.

Tiwary, a Broadway producer, says the Fab Four’s manager Brian Epstein was first a business inspiration and later a “historical mentor.” So he made the pilgrimage to Epstein’s hometown eight years ago as soon as he decided to chronicle his life in the graphic novel The Fifth Beatle.



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