Blue Estate is a book by Image Comics created by Viktor Kalvachev, Kosta Yanev and Andrew Osborn that satirized crime amidst dueling crime families in the glitziest and grittiest parts of Los Angeles, Rachel Maddox tries to disentangle her life from her abusive action-hero husband in this Eisner Award-nominated tale of desperate starlets, suspiciously macho actors, bungling mobsters and hapless private dicks. Those exciting stories are poised to be collected in Blue Estate: The Graphic Novel, debuting September 10.
Kalvachev’s work on Blue Estate garnered nominations for Best Cover Artist and Best Coloring Eisner Awards in 2012. His stunning painted covers and vivid coloring unite the work of a dozen artists — including Nathan Fox, Tomm Coker, Dave Johnson, Paul Maybury, and Marley Zarcone — whose different styles bring different moods and effects to his and Kosta Yanev’s over-the-top story (scripted by Andrew Osborne).
Blue Estate will be in comic book stores on September 10 (Diamond Comic order code JUL140469) and in bookstores (ISBN 978-1-63215-138-4) on September 23. In addition to collecting all twelve issues of the Image Comics series, it’s packed with bonus material, including Kalvachev’s character and location designs and an exclusive making-of feature about the 2014 HESAW/Focus Home Interactive Blue Estate video game, released for the PlayStation 4 in 2014, featuring art and character designs.
Full press release below.