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The Spotlight
September 2005 - Immedium

1. News
2. New Books
3. Events

Welcome, friends, to the first issue of the Immedium email newsletter. We plan to publish "The Spotlight" on a quarterly basis, and perhaps more often if newsworthy events demand it. Our goal is to create innovative books for everyone to enjoy. So keep an eye out for news from us!

Immedium launches!

Immedium inspires a world of imagination. We are focused on creating a new breed of books. Ones that not only have a timeless appeal to children but also display a modern aesthetic. Others that speak with an individual voice but expand a common consciousness.

We are glad to announce the debut of our first two titles and we appreciate the efforts of those who have helped bring these books to life. Now it's our job to spread the word. In the future, we plan to publish even more inventive titles that please the eyes, stir the heart, touch the soul, and enrich the mind.

For starters, check out our fun image gallery. Then please consider supporting our efforts by:

 • Purchasing our books directly or requesting them through your local bookstore.

 • Getting a limited edition poster for your very own.

 • Telling your friends and family about us.

The Adventures of WonderBaby: from A to Z
by Oliver Chin, illustrated by Joe Chiodo
ISBN: 1-59702-001-X
$8.95, Board Book

Faster than a speeding bulldog, more powerful than a "loco" mole, and able to leap tall building blocks in a single bound...comes WonderBaby! Illustrating a rainbow of humorous scenes from A to Z, WonderBaby changes into a zoo-full of creatures, from itty-bitty insects to mammoth mammals. Crawling, flying, swimming and smiling, WonderBaby demonstrates the sensational and surprising experiences that all babies share. Painted by fan-favorite comic book artist Joe Chiodo, WonderBaby is a hero for all of us.

Joe Chiodo's talent for "lush, colorful paintings filter the characters and their animation-inspired designs through his own unique viewpoint."
- Cinescape magazine

"Very clever art - even hard-to-impress children's book buyers like this one."
- Bookstore buyer

Robot Stories and More Screenplays
by Greg Pak
ISBN: 1-59702-000-1
$14.95, paperback, Film/Asian American Studies

A critically-acclaimed independent film, Robot Stories is a moving series of short stories about what it means to be human. The book features this breakthrough screenplay and collects other award-winning scripts from Pak's burgeoning career. A leading Asian American writer and director, Greg is now an even more popular creator for Marvel Comics. David Henry Hwang, the Tony-award winning playwright of M. Butterfly, contributed the book's foreword.

"In each of his Robot Stories tales, Greg's use of Asian American characters generates a subversive subtext, forcing us to re-examine our roles in contemporary society."
- David Henry Hwang, from the Foreword

"Greg Pak's fantasy anthology piece, which details the ways robots have complicated the lives of humans, has a dexterous sense of wonder...Mr. Pak's feel for melodrama adds a piercing and thoughtful end note similar to the emotional gravity found in Stephen King novellas like The Body and Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption, both in Mr. King's collection Different Seasons. But it's Mr. Pak's respect for the actors that he's selected that seems to work hand-in-exoskeleton with the thematic mission of the protagonists in each chapter of Stories."
- The New York Times

This year we have partnered with many film festivals nationwide to spread the word about Robot Stories. Look for our sponsorship of these programs near you:

 • Los Angeles Korean International Film Festival: September 16-18, 2005
 • ShockerFest International Film Festival: September 23-25, 2005
 • San Diego Asian Film Festival: September 29 - October 6, 2005

Upcoming author appearances include:

9/20/05: Robot Stories: Greg Pak will be the evening's keynote speaker for the Asian American Association at Columbia University in New York, NY. An autograph session will follow his address.

9/24/05: Immedium: We will table at the 2005 APATURE in San Francisco, CA. This annual festival celebrates Asian Pacific American (APA) artists across a spectrum of disciplines.

9/29/05: Oliver Chin: "How to Create Your Own Comic Book" workshop: Antioch Library, CA. 3 pm.

We are always planning more events, so feel free to suggest a suitable place for us to go.

In the meantime, keep the peace and we look forward to writing you again soon!

P.O. Box 31846
San Francisco, CA 94131

Immedium, Inc. inspires a world of imagination, and creates entertaining books that have multi-dimensional appeal. Based in San Francisco, CA, Immedium sits on the Pacific Rim, a vibrant intersection for crossover cultural trends from Asia and America. Embracing an increasingly diverse and "multimedia" world, Immedium publishes titles ranging from eye-catching children's books and contemporary non-fiction to commentaries on art and popular culture. Visit us at www.immedium.com.

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