Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Pencil Head Scrawls Love Letter to Comics


The comics industry is like any other industry: cutthroat and requiring an astounding amount of patience and perseverance to survive. Cartoonist Ted McKeever has been around the block in the industry quite a few times and this January Pencil Head reflects that experience. Pencil Head #1 (Diamond Code NOV150491) will hit comic book stores on Wednesday, January 20th. The final order cutoff deadline for comic book retailers is Monday, December 28th.

“As the old saying goes, write what you know. And after working in the comic book field for the last 30 years… Well, that's exactly what I'm doing in Pencil Head,” said McKeever. “I've combined personal industry experiences, along with a more bizarrely esoteric subplot, to create a autobiographical stew of behind-the-scenes happenings, mixed with my usual brand of oddities, and weirdness. Enjoy.”

In Pencil Head McKeever explores the whacked-out world of the comic book industry. Readers journey along as witness to protagonist Poodwaddle's trials and tribulations of working—and sustaining—his place in the absurd world of comics, where what happens behind the scenes is far more twisted, and bizarrely hilarious, than anything on the printed page.

Full press release below.
PENCIL HEAD SCRAWLS A LOVE LETTER TO THE COMICS INDUSTRY
The new semi-autobiographical series from Ted McKeever hits stores this January

Cartoonist Ted McKeever returns with an all-new love letter to the comic book industry in PENCIL HEAD, set to launch from Image Comics/Shadowline this January.

In PENCIL HEAD McKeever explores the whacked-out world of the comic book industry. Readers journey along as witness to protagonist Poodwaddle's trials and tribulations of working—and sustaining—his place in the absurd world of comics, where what happens behind the scenes is far more twisted, and bizarrely hilarious, than anything on the printed page.

“As the old saying goes, write what you know. And after working in the comic book field for the last 30 years… Well, that's exactly what I'm doing in Pencil Head,” said McKeever. “I've combined personal industry experiences, along with a more bizarrely esoteric subplot, to create a autobiographical stew of behind-the-scenes happenings, mixed with my usual brand of oddities, and weirdness. Enjoy.”

PENCIL HEAD #1 (Diamond Code NOV150491) will hit comic book stores on Wednesday, January 20th. The final order cutoff deadline for comic book retailers is Monday, December 28th.

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.

0 comments:

Post a Comment