RIVER JORDAN, A Graphic Novel by Merik Tadros to be Launched at C2E2

Actor and author Merik Tadros returns to his home town for the anticipated launch of his graphic novel RIVER JORDAN (World Revealed Ink; 2011) at the 2nd annual Chicago Comics and Entertainment Expo (C2E2) Friday, March 18th.
By: Bird on a Wire PR
March 18, 2011 - PRLog -- RIVER JORDAN is the story of the young Arab American boy Rami who, dealing with the tragic murder of his father, learns the deeper secrets of death and resurrection through the guidance of a blind artist. This cross-cultural graphic novel reveals one of the most telling dichotomies of our time: connecting with the rich and meaningful roots of a traditional heritage, while simultaneously journeying forward into a modern age of global cultural integration. More so, RIVER JORDAN tells the story of what it is to be human; to suffer loss and find forgiveness.

Two families lose their fathers through direct and indirect consequences. Murder, suicide, and betrayal tears these families apart and war is waged in the heart and home. Nabil, a lifelong friend of Rami’s father, is struck with blindness at the very moment his dear friend is murdered. Through Nabil a covenant transcending death parts the veil between the spiritual and physical worlds, connecting a beloved father and his youngest son. Through art Nabil teaches Rami the path of truth and forgiveness.

Don't miss the launch of this inspirational graphic novel this weekend at the 2nd annual Chicago Comics and Entertainment Expo (C2E2). You can find RIVER JORDAN at booth 623. Author signings and media welcome.

Website: http://www.riverjordan.co/
Facebook fanpage: http://www.facebook.com/RiverJordan1

MERIK TADROS was born Maher Issa Tadros on April 15th 1983 in Chicago, Illinois. After studying Theatre Arts and Cinema at The University of Iowa for one semester, Tadros headed West to The Stella Adler Conservatory of Acting in Los Angeles. Adler Fest brought Merik to the stage in one acts "On Time" and Woody Allen's "Death Knocks." He then went on to perform in the original play "Liberty Injustice" at The Lex Theatre in Hollywood, California. Steven Spielberg's Munich was his first professional on screen acting role portraying "Tony the Cowboy." In 2009, Merik Tadros was seen co-starring opposite Harrison Ford & Cliff Curtis, in writer-director Wayne Kramer's new film Crossing Over, as well as the NCIS two part pilot spin-off titled Legend for NCIS: Los Angeles. His passion for filmmaking made its debut when Tadros wrote and directed his first short film The Bardo, which premiered September 28th 2007 at The New York International Independent Film and Video Festival. http://www.meriktadros.com/

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