Monday, February 23, 2015

Jonathan Case Makes The New Deal


Jonathan Case is back with a new, original graphic novel. That new work will give him the chance to take readers to an iconic era of American history in The New Deal. The New Deal harks back to the 1930s and the Depression era of New York City as Case explores class misconceptions, racial tension, and deft cat burglary through the lens of a bellhop and a maid in the Waldorf Astoria.

“It’s a fun opportunity because of the comedy caper and crime aspect. It’s seen through these characters that are on the outside of everything that’s happening in the social scenes,” Case said. “It’s a really interesting time period, set in 1935, 1936, and there’s a wealth of economic and social conflicts, and exciting things happening at that time, like women’s rights and race relations. Even though it’s a comedy and it’s played mostly for whimsical laughs, I get to explore some of those things I’m interested in.”

When a charming woman named Nina checks in to the iconic hotel with a high-society entourage, young Frank, a bellhop, and Theresa, a maid, get caught up in a series of mysterious thefts. The stakes quickly grow perilous, and the pair must rely on each other to discover the truth while navigating delicate class politics.

Releasing September 23 for $16.99, The New Deal displays Case’s love of black-and-white film through his lovingly researched art. Full press release below.

TRAVEL BACK TO THE 1930s IN JONATHAN CASE’S ‘THE NEW DEAL’



A WILD ROMP THROUGH DEPRESSION-ERA NEW YORK CITY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MILWAUKIE, OR—Eisner Award winner Jonathan Case (Green River Killer) is back with his latest original graphic novel, and he’s ready to take readers to an iconic era of American history.
The New Deal harks back to the 1930s and the Depression era of New York City as Case explores class misconceptions, racial tension, and deft cat burglary through the lens of a bellhop and a maid in the Waldorf Astoria.

When a charming woman named Nina checks in to the iconic hotel with a high-society entourage, young Frank, a bellhop, and Theresa, a maid, get caught up in a series of mysterious thefts. The stakes quickly grow perilous, and the pair must rely on each other to discover the truth while navigating delicate class politics.

“It’s a fun opportunity because of the comedy caper and crime aspect. It’s seen through these characters that are on the outside of everything that’s happening in the social scenes,” Case told Comic Book Resources

“It’s a really interesting time period, set in 1935, 1936, and there’s a wealth of economic and social conflicts, and exciting things happening at that time, like women’s rights and race relations. Even though it’s a comedy and it’s played mostly for whimsical laughs, I get to explore some of those things I’m interested in.”

Releasing September 23 for $16.99, The New Deal displays Case’s love of black-and-white film through his lovingly researched art.

Preorder your copy today from Amazon.comBarnes & NobleIndieBound, or your local comics retailer.
The New Deal
Jonathan Case (W/A)
$16.99
978-1-61655-731-7
Praise for Jonathan Case’s Dear Creature:
“Dear Creature is sure to be one of the quirkiest and most surprising love stories you will ever read.”—Gene Luen Yang (Boxers & Saints)

“Case’s b&w art sometimes stretches reality for humorous effect, but keeps even the strangest scenes from feeling merely grotesque. The script also generates a surprising amount of pathos for the lovers’ doomed passion. Startlingly assured for a debut effort.”—Publishers Weekly

“Case shows that he’s a creator to watch out for, and I hope he keeps doing weird and wonderful comics like this one.”—Comic Book Resources’ Comics Should Be Good

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