Milton Gross isn't exactly a household name, but he's a legend when it comes to comic book legends. In 1930, Gross wrote and drew one of the very first graphic novels He Done Her Wrong. He was also a popular comic-strip creator (with hilarious cartoon-style Yiddish-isms), novelist, produced animation (for Disney and MGM) and was a screenwriter (and co-writer of films with no less than Charlie Chaplin). All the more reason for IDW and Yoe Books to team up and release his "lost" graphic novel Milt Gross' New York this December.
“Gross was a comedic genius,” said Craig Yoe. “Publishing our previous Gross book, The Complete Milt Comic Books and Life Story, and now this rare, important and hilarious lost graphic novel would make me proudly stand tall—if I wasn’t rolling on the floor laughing from Gross’ guffaw-inducing work! In a mind-blowing, laugh-filled, freewheeling tour of New York, Gross’ character, Pop, and his sidekick son, blast through the East Side, the West Side, Chinatown and Harlem. The demented duo roar through Yankee Stadium, the New York Public Library and Coney Island. This is really the Big Apple like you have never seen before and it’s all kinds of amazing. The book offers all of this as well as an insightful introduction by none other than huge Milt Gross fan, the comic industry’s greatest innovator, and man about town… Jim Steranko! Yes, THAT Jim Steranko!”
Look for the book in stores in December. Full press release below.