Authors of IDW Publishing's Comic Book Bios of Obama and McCain in New York and Los Angeles for Book Signings This Week

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NEW YORK, NY and LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - October 6, 2008) -

WHAT: Authors of "Presidential Material," the eagerly anticipated biographies of Barak Obama/John McCain in comic book form, to sign copies at bookstores in New York City on Wednesday, October 8th, and Los Angeles on October 9th.

WHO: Jeff Mariotte (author: "Presidential Material: Barak Obama") and Andy Helfer (author: "Presidential Material: John McCain")

Obama author Jeff Mariotte is an award-winning, bestselling writer of more than 30 novels, including original supernatural thrillers "River Runs Red" and "Missing White Girl," horror epic "The Slab," and Stoker Award nominated teen horror series "Witch Season," as well as books set in the universes of "CSI: Miami," "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," "Angel," "Supernatural," "Spider-Man," "Superman," and "Star Trek."

Andy Helfer, author of the John McCain bio, was in charge of Paradox Press, an experimental imprint of DC Comics. He published the original graphic novels "Road to Perdition" and "A History of Violence," both of which became major feature films. He is also the author of well-received and critically lauded graphic novel biographies of Ronald Reagan and Malcolm X.

WHERE/WHEN:      2-4pm, Wednesday, October 8
                 Forbidden Planet, 840 Broadway
                 NY, NY  10003

                 5-7pm, Wednesday, October 8
                 Jim Hanley's Universe
                 4 W. 33rd Street
                 NY, NY  10001

                 6 pm - 9 pm, Thursday, Oct 9
                 Golden Apple Comics
                 7018 Melrose Ave,
                 Los Angeles, CA 90038

WHAT: IDW Publishing's comic book biographies of John McCain and Barack Obama will hit bookstores October 8 and will also be available on mobile phones. The larger-than-life personal stories and come-from-behind political victories of Senator Barack Obama and Senator John McCain have electrified the political discourse in this country and around the world. "PRESIDENTIAL MATERIAL: BARACK OBAMA" (Author: Jeff Mariotte/Artist: Tom Morgan) and "PRESIDENTIAL MATERIAL: JOHN MCCAIN" (Author: Andy Helfer/Artist: Stephen Thompson) presented in one of the true American art forms, the comic book.

Contact Information: Press Contact: Maggie Begley Communications 310-301-1785

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