Friday, October 17, 2014

Masterplasty Gets Reprinted


James Harvey has what some would consider to be a cult sensation in Masterplasty. The problem with that sensation is that it's only been experienced online. Image Comics is keen on changing that, as they're bringing the work to shelves in a standard trim size for $3.99. This is technically the second printing of the work, considering the massive popularity of the oversized-edition that hit shelves earlier.

“James initially wanted to issue Masterplasty in an over-sized format, and I think doing so underscored how different this project was from everything else on the market,” said Eric Stephenson, Publisher at Image Comics. “That being said, we both agreed that reprinting the book at standard comics size would help his work reach a wider audience, whilst simultaneously making the first printing something truly special for everyone who bought it.”

In Masterplasty, a young man decides to leave his college girlfriend after undergoing a new medical procedure which drastically modifies the physical appearance of the human body in ways both beautiful and hideous. But will changing the outside change what’s within? If you didn't read more the first time, November 12 is your chance to dive in and get acquainted (preorder with pre-ordered with Diamond Code SEP148035).

When pressed for a quote, James responded, "now you can all stop asking me how you carry this thing home in the rain. Just kidding. I love you."

Full press release below.
MASTERPLASTY HEADS INTO REPRINT
AND GETS TRIM-SIZE MAKEOVER
The cult online comic hit shelves to critical acclaim

Writer and artist James Harvey’s MASTERPLASTY, which became a cult sensation online, finally hit shelves in an oversized-print format and instantly garnered critical acclaim and praise. The Onion’s AV Club called it “socially conscious with a biting sense of humor... get lost in the wildly imaginative mind of one of the industry’s most promising up-and-coming creators." MASTERPLASTY will go back to print at a standard trim size and will be priced at $3.99.

When pressed for a quote, James responded, "now you can all stop asking me how you carry this thing home in the rain. Just kidding. I love you."

“James initially wanted to issue Masterplasty in an over-sized format, and I think doing so underscored how different this project was from everything else on the market,” said Eric Stephenson, Publisher at Image Comics. “That being said, we both agreed that reprinting the book at standard comics size would help his work reach a wider audience, whilst simultaneously making the first printing something truly special for everyone who bought it.”

In MASTERPLASTY, a young man decides to leave his college girlfriend after undergoing a new medical procedure which drastically modifies the physical appearance of the human body in ways both beautiful and hideous. But will changing the outside change what’s within?

“I’m jealous of anyone seeing James Harvey’s work for the first time,” added Stephenson. “Because he has such a singular and unique vision that it’s one of the most truly eye-opening experiences in modern comics.”

This reprinting of MASTERPLASTY will be available on 11/12 for $3.99 and can be pre-ordered with Diamond Code SEP148035. 
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
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