July 8th, 2007

Citizen Press signs national book distribution deal with Partners Publishers Group

JULY 9, 2007 (LOS ANGELES, CA) – Publisher Elizabeth James announced today that Citizen Press has partnered with distributor Partners Publishers Group to bring its brand of “Entertainment for the People” to a bookstore near you. First up on their list… the 2006 cult hit graphic novel JOHNNY REPEAT.

“I’m extremely excited about bringing JOHNNY REPEAT to a broader audience and flattered that a national book distributor of PPG’s caliber is welcoming us into their family with such open arms” said Elizabeth. “With the crossover successes of properties like Heroes, 300 and Sin City, the overall mainstreaming of comic books in general, and a JOHNNY REPEAT sequel on the way, now is the time.”

Established by Sam Speigel in 1997, Partners Publishers Group was created to help independent publishers like Citizen Press overcome the daunting challenges of national bookstore distribution. “Unlike many distributors, PPG does not reject single title author/publishers for that reason alone” said Sam. “Each submission is evaluated on its own merits.”

The first in a series of graphic novels, JOHNNY REPEAT is written by Elizabeth’s husband, creator Jason James (Gotham Girls) and boasts an incredible mix of artists, featuring a wraparound cover by the legendary Tim Sale (Batman: The Long Halloween and NBC’s Heroes), with interior art by Paul Azaceta (Grounded), Fabio Cobiaco (Gunned Down), Bruno D’Angelo (Prey), Mark Dos Santos (Western Tales of Terror), Geof Isherwood (Conan) and Noel Tuazon (Elk’s Run). Released in comic stores in September 2006, JOHNNY REPEAT is a story of second chances that debates the eternal question:

If you woke up one day in your past remembering everything leading up to the present, would you make a new future?

Swirling in a soup of multiple plotlines, mysterious clues, and double-crossing schemes, JOHNNY REPEAT begs multiple readings that often bear completely different interpretations of the same story. “It’s the book that keeps on giving. Like Willy Wonka’s ‘Everlasting Gobstopper’” said Jason. Elizabeth agrees. “When you finally put JOHNNY REPEAT down, we want you to come away knowing that you just got every penny of your hard-earned $12.95. That’s what ‘Entertainment for the People’ is all about.”
JOHNNY REPEAT is a 104-page black-and-white graphic novel with a cover price of $12.95. It is currently available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, finer book stores and a comic book shop near you (order code: JUL063025). For more information, visit or


October 30th, 2006

CITIZENS!  Citizen Press is proud to announce that JOHNNY REPEAT 1.0: THE END OF THE WAY THAT WAS is now available for purchase on AMAZON.COM.


It’s 104 pages of black-and-white goodness for $12.95 USD. 

Buy it!  Read it!  Rate it!  Show your love and give it a customer review.  If not, you can always order JOHNNY REPEAT from your local comic book store with this code: JUL063025.

Happy Halloween, CITIZENS!



September 21st, 2006

CITIZENS!  In the “Ignored Independents” section of the one-stop comic book blog The Outhouse, John Lewis provides a dead-on review of JOHNNY REPEAT and makes some very generous comparisons:

“The book is interesting as it sets up a story that’s a bit weird (more like borderline psycho)… In a way, it’s similar to 100 Bullets or Sleeper if the creator was on acid or LSD.”

Why does everyone think I’m on drugs???

To read John’s full review, click here.

In stores now, JOHNNY REPEAT is a 104-page black and white graphic novel with a cover price of $12.95 USD.

As always, thanks for taking care of me, CITIZENS.



September 11th, 2006

CITIZENS!  In this week’s installment of Newsarama’s “Best & Advance Shots,” Koben Kelly gives JOHNNY REPEAT a sterling review and makes me for the madman that I am:

“I’ve come to the conclusion that Jason James is a strange, strange man on a level akin to… say… David Lynch.  So many ideas and concepts swirl around this book that repeated readings may bear completely different perceptions of the same story.  On Grant Morrison’s most hallucinatory day he’d have trouble wrapping his brain around this book.  If you’re looking for something experimental, non-linear, and absolutely engaging, you might want to take a crack at this first effort from Citizen Press.”

Read the full article here.  Reading Koben’s review made me smile a big toothy one.  He gets it.  He really, really gets it.

Arriving in stores on September 13th, JOHNNY REPEAT is a 104-page black and white graphic novel with a cover price of $12.95 USD.

That is all for now, CITIZENS!



September 5th, 2006

CITIZENS!  It’s official.  Signed in blood.  Mark your calendars now. 

JOHNNY REPEAT arrives in a comic store near you SEPTEMBER 13, 2006.  Look for him…


104 pages of black-and-white graphic novel goodness, JOHNNY REPEAT carries a cover price of $12.95 USD (Diamond Order Code: JUL063025).

As always, thank you for supporting the cause, CITIZENS!



September 5th, 2006


Friday, September 15, 7-9 PM (courtesy of Mr. Paul Grimshaw).  Click here for more information. 

Wine and cheese, CITIZENS! 

Wine and cheese…



September 5th, 2006


Saturday, September 16, 1-3 PM.  Go to for more information.

And join Jason, Tim, Mark, and me with Francisco and the Meltdown crew for some Hollywood teenage hijinks.  No really.

See you there, CITIZENS!



September 5th, 2006

CITIZENS!  David Martindale took a moment and some real estate on his brand-spanking new review site - - to give a fun and thought-twisted critique of JOHNNY REPEAT:

“It’s a book that well exemplifies what Dave Farabee coined as ‘The Grant Morrison Effect.’  Essentially ‘The Grant Morrison Effect’ is when I set down a book and say, ‘Wow that was really cool… and I know I enjoyed reading the book… but WTF happened?’”

Click here to read the full review.

David was particularly impressed with the incredible mix of artists found in JOHNNY REPEAT and their distinctive contributions to the visual storytelling of the book:

“I especially enjoyed the way different art styles were used in each part of the story that focused on different characters. The sharp lines and contrast in The Woman with No Name’s parts fit the sensual, refined deadliness of her character very well. The chaotic art style in Nathaniel’s parts fit his ultraviolent sexaholic personality. The brooding feel of Jeronimus comes out well in his parts as well with excellent use of not fully showing the face to display expression.”

A big thanks to David and Comic Pants co-contributor Randy Lander (who adds his own two cents and some constructive criticism at the end of the review) for their kind words and consideration.

Read on, CITIZENS!



July 31st, 2006

CITIZENS!  It’s the cliffhanger of sneak peaks as Nathaniel’s nerve-racking chase in the subway reaches its boiling point.  “TEAM MEETING - PART 4″ (532 KB) is written by Jason James and illustrated by the legendary Geof Isherwood (Conan).








On behalf of everyone at Citizen Press, thank you all for joining us these last couple of months.  We hope these weekly previews have piqued your interest and have you eagerly anticipating the release of JOHNNY REPEAT in September. 

And if you’re just joining us, not to worry.  Previous sneak peak installments of JOHNNY REPEAT can still be found below.

Read them, relive them, pass the revolution on to your friends.

JOHNNY REPEAT is a 104-page black and white graphic novel with a cover price of $12.95 USD.  Available for pre-order in the July edition of Previews (Page 248, JUL063025), the book will arrive in stores September 2006.

I’m going underground for the next couple weeks to recharge my batteries and get the revolution back in order.  But when I return, look for news regarding launch parties, signing schedules, and more coming in September.

Take care, CITIZENS!



July 24th, 2006

CITIZENS!  San Diego Comic-Con 2006 has come and gone and I need a serious nap.  But first, Citizen Press presents the penultimate chapter in its weekly series of sneak previews with “HOMELESS” (1.60 MB) by Jason James and another of our Brazilian exports, Bruno D’Angelo (Prey).








Jeronimus Stormcrow.  Is he the fabled dragonslayer he says he is?  A bum who’s played a game of Dungeons & Dragons too many?  Or something else entirely??? 

And just why does he say F@$% all the time?  The answer made me giggle more than once.

Past sneak peak installments of JOHNNY REPEAT can still be read below.

JOHNNY REPEAT is a 104-page black and white graphic novel with a cover price of $12.95 USD.  Available for pre-order in the July edition of Previews out now (Page 248, JUL063025), the book will arrive in stores September 2006.

I’ll hopefully find some time this week to provide you all a full recap of SDCC 2006 (with pictures)!
And join me next Monday for the eighth and final sneak peak installment of JOHNNY REPEAT.

Be safe, CITIZENS.