FREDERICKSBURG, Texas, Nov. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Apostle Arts today announced the general availability of Billy Tucci’s A Child is Born, the highly anticipated graphic novella by Eisner-nominated writer/artist, Billy Tucci. Adapted from the Gospels of Matthew and Luke, and featuring a charitable placement in support of World Vision, A Child is Born is the perfect addition to any Christmas gift list.


“After more than a decade, my dream project has finally come true,” explains Tucci. “People who’ve never stepped foot in a comic shop are e-mailing me on how to get copies. I’ve showed it to some local churches and they were incredibly surprised and encouraged by the whole package.”

Described by Big Hollywood as the “Yo-Yo Ma” of comic book artists, Tucci’s “magnificently illustrated panels” bring forth a stunning rendition of the events surrounding the birth of Jesus Christ.

“The book is absolutely gorgeous,” writes blogger and Tucci fan, Robert Frost. “Billy’s pencils are beautifully detailed, yet gentle, and colorist Paul Mounts gives the book a wonderful pastel palette…The production quality is well worth the $5.99 cover price.”

“I want to thank my partners, friends, and family whose unquestioning support saw me through this journey,” says Tucci, “but I must thank God above all else for blessing me with the opportunity to tell the story of his son’s birth. It is the greatest and most joyous honor of my career, and I pray that I did his Great Grace justice.”

A Child is Born is available online from Apostle Arts, as well as comic book retailers nationwide. For more information on purchasing single or bulk copies, visit

ISBN: 978-0-9838352-0-2

Diamond Comics Distributors, Inc. Product Code: SEP110740

About Billy Tucci

Billy Tucci is an award-winning illustrator, writer, and filmmaker. A graduate of New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology, Tucci has sold more than three million comic books worldwide.

About Apostle Arts, LLC.

A new type of independent publisher, Apostle Arts is committed to bringing high-quality, visually engaging family and faith-based products to customers around the world.