Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Sex Criminals Break the Law in September

Beck wanted to find the logic in the sex laws. He devoted an entire song to it, with a strangely appropriate video to match it. The point is, there are strange things that go along with sex. Some people, for instance, stop time when they have sex. People like Suzie in the brand new series from Image Comics called Sex Criminals, written by Matt Fraction and illustrated by Chip Zdarsky.

“What is comics' The Apartment? What is comics' Some Like It Hot? It doesn’t exist,” said Fraction. “I love the genre in another medium, but it seemed like a completely virgin territory, no pun intended.”

Suzie has a secret. When she has sex, she stops time. She’s alone with this secret until she meets John, a young man with the same “gift.” The duo embark on a journey of self-discovery, intimacy, and... well, actually, they do what every time-stops-when-you-have-sex couple would do: They rob banks. Zdarsky keeps the tone snappy and fun with full-color art that’s the opposite of grim-’n’-gritty.

“I'm trying to make pages feel like candy, so you want to eat them, but also maybe sleep with them?” he said. “I wanted it to look as fun as it sounds: a bright, punchy book. ‘Adult’ is too synonymous with ‘dark’ in comics and I think Matt and I want to make sex fun again ... in the book ... just ... just in the book. Sex should be dark drudgery in real life."

Sex Criminals #1 will be in stores on September 4 and can be pre-ordered now from the July issue of Previews (Diamond code JUL130403). Full press release below.

SEX SECRETS, SEX CRIMINALS
New comedy series by Fraction and Zdarsky from Image Comics in September


Suzie has a secret. When she has sex, she stops time. She’s alone with this secret until she meets John, a young man with the same “gift.” In the new Image Comics series SEX CRIMINALS by Matt Fraction (SATELLITE SAM) and Chip Zdarsky, Suzie and John embark on a journey of self-discovery, intimacy, and... well, actually, they do what every time-stops-when-you-have-sex couple would do: They rob banks.

SEX CRIMINALS' sexy bank-robbing action starts in September, when Fraction and Zdarsky will take readers on a romp they won’t soon forget.

In an interview with MTV Geek at Image Expo earlier in July, writer Fraction talked about jumping into the sex comedy genre in comics.

“What is comics' The Apartment? What is comics' Some Like It Hot? It doesn’t exist,” he said. “I love the genre in another medium, but it seemed like a completely virgin territory, no pun intended.”

Artist Zdarsky keeps the tone snappy and fun with full-color art that’s the opposite of grim-’n’-gritty.

“I'm trying to make pages feel like candy, so you want to eat them, but also maybe sleep with them?” he said. “I wanted it to look as fun as it sounds: a bright, punchy book. ‘Adult’ is too synonymous with ‘dark’ in comics and I think Matt and I want to make sex fun again ... in the book ... just ... just in the book. Sex should be dark drudgery in real life."

SEX CRIMINALS #1 will be in stores on September 4 and can be pre-ordered now from the July issue of Previews (Diamond code JUL130403).

ABOUT IMAGE COMICS
Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline, Skybound and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, fantasy, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit www.imagecomics.com.


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