Patriot-1 wins IPPY Award for Outstanding Graphic Novel


TJ Comics is proud to announce that the acclaimed original graphic novel “Patriot-1” has won an Independent Book Publisher Award (IPPY Award). The graphic novel written and created by Kevin Powers with art by Dexter Wee and Donna Gregory won the National Bronze Medal for Outstanding Graphic Novel – Drama/Documentary.

“I’m ecstatic about it,” said Powers. “It’s really just a testament to the hard work of Dexter Wee and Donna Gregory. They brought this vision to life and really believed in the story we were telling.”

The IPPY Awards is an annual book awards contest conducted to honor the year’s best independently published titles. The Independent Publisher Book Award is considered one of the highest honors for books published by independent publishers.

Successfully funded on Kickstarter in August 2014, “Patriot-1” tells the story of a Delta Force operator who is the lone survivor of an attack in Afghanistan. Upon escaping captivity, he finds himself embroiled in a conspiracy that results in a team from the CIA’s Special Activities Division seeking his help to unravel the mystery of “Operation Quisling.” As the war in Afghanistan has all but ended, the conspiracy reveals a new threat, one that prompts the Delta Force operator to make a unique statement and reaffirming what he fights for in “super-heroic” fashion.

The limited “Kickstarter Edition” is still available and the “Spec Ops Edition” is available on June 3, 2015 at comic shops everywhere. If you’d like to order the book, tell your retailer: Diamond order code APR151740. The “Spec Ops Edition” will also be available on Amazon and digital platforms.

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