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Actor Thomas Jane and artist Tim Bradstreet’s Raw Studios have entered into an exclusive digital distribution agreement with comiXology for all of their comic book and graphic novels. To celebrate, the Dark Country graphic novel is now available as an exclusive digital debut across comiXology’s entire platform (iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, the Web).

From the Press Release:
Thomas Jane fans will be familiar with Dark Country, the title of his 2009 directorial debut, a twisted, psycho-noir about a couple forced to deal with a dead body en route from Vegas. Both the film and graphic novel are based on a short story written by Tab Murphy; Jane conceived of the film and graphic novel adaptions as stand-alone endeavors with unique artistic interpretations.

“Dark Country has long been a passion project of mine. In 2009 I was able to make the film a reality. And today, with Thomas Ott’s amazing work, we’re now able to release the Dark Country graphic novel exclusively with comiXology,” said Raw Studios co-founder Thomas Jane, most recently seen in the HBO series “Hung”. “Everyone at Raw Studios is excited about this exclusive agreement with comiXology, who have far and above the best shopping and reading experience of any digital comics vendor.”

The Dark Country graphic novel features over 70 pages of world-renowned artist Thomas Ott’s one of a kind scratch-board illustrations. In addition, fans of the cult favorite feature film will enjoy almost 50 pages of behind the scenes material about the Dark Country feature film that also includes the original Tab Murphy short story.

“Thomas and I both knew when we first read Dark Country that it would make a great movie and a great graphic novel, and because we are just that crazy, we wanted both to be completely different experiences,” said Raw Studios co-founder and veteran comic artist Tim Bradstreet. “With this agreement in place, I’m stoked to see Dark Country be available worldwide digitally through comiXology.”

“We’ve been fans of what Tom and Tim have been doing at Raw for years, and I find the decision to make the graphic novel of Dark Country its own artistic creation a fantastic, bold choice,” says comiXology co-founder and CEO David Steinberger. “We’re incredibly humbled they would choose comiXology not only for an exclusive agreement but the place to premiere Dark Country.”

In addition to the Dark Country graphic novel, Raw Studios fans will be able to find full story arcs of Bad Planet and Alien Pig Farm 3000 throughout the comiXology platform, including comiXology’s Digital Storefronts for brick-and-mortar retailers.

Dark Country Graphic Novel Now Available from comiXology

Dark Country Graphic Novel Now Available from comiXology

Dark Country Graphic Novel Now Available from comiXology

Dark Country Graphic Novel Now Available from comiXology

Dark Country Graphic Novel Now Available from comiXology

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