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Editorial Content for Kill My Mother: A Graphic Novel

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John Maher

When 16-year-old Jules Feiffer walked into Will Eisner’s office shortly after the end of the Second World War, an aspiring writer and artist hungry for experience, he asked the mastermind behind The Spirit for any job at any price. The morsel was offered, and Eisner bit. Shortly after, when Feiffer asked for a raise, Eisner gave him his own page. The rest is history. Read More

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Adding to a legendary career that includes a Pulitzer Prize, an Academy Award, Obie Awards, and Lifetime Achievement Awards from the National Cartoonist Society and the Writers Guild of America, Jules Feiffer now presents his first noir graphic novel. KILL MY MOTHER, a loving homage to the pulp-inspired films and comic strips of his youth, centers on five formidable women from two unrelated families, linked fatefully and fatally by a has-been, hard-drinking private detective.

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Adding to a legendary career that includes a Pulitzer Prize, an Academy Award, Obie Awards, and Lifetime Achievement Awards from the National Cartoonist Society and the Writers Guild of America, Jules Feiffer now presents his first noir graphic novel. KILL MY MOTHER, a loving homage to the pulp-inspired films and comic strips of his youth, centers on five formidable women from two unrelated families, linked fatefully and fatally by a has-been, hard-drinking private detective.

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When three daunting dolls intersect with one hapless heroine and a hard-boiled private eye, deception, betrayal, and murder stalk every mean street in…KILL MY MOTHER.

Adding to a legendary career that includes a Pulitzer Prize, an Academy Award, Obie Awards, and Lifetime Achievement Awards from the National Cartoonist Society and the Writers Guild of America, Jules Feiffer now presents his first noir graphic novel. KILL MY MOTHER is a loving homage to the pulp-inspired films and comic strips of his youth. Channeling Eisner's THE SPIRIT, along with the likes of Hammett, Chandler, Cain, John Huston and Billy Wilder, and spiced with the deft humor for which Feiffer is renowned, KILL MY MOTHER centers on five formidable women from two unrelated families, linked fatefully and fatally by a has-been, hard-drinking private detective.

As our story begins, we meet Annie Hannigan, an out-of-control teenager, jitterbugging in the 1930s. Annie dreams of offing her mother, Elsie, whom she blames for abandoning her for a job soon after her husband, a cop, is shot and killed. Now, employed by her husband’s best friend --- an over-the-hill and perpetually soused private eye --- Elsie finds herself covering up his missteps as she is drawn into a case of a mysterious client, who leads her into a decade-long drama of deception and dual identities sprawling from the Depression era to World War II Hollywood and the jungles of the South Pacific.

Along with three femme fatales, an obsessed daughter, and a loner heroine, KILL MY MOTHER features a fighter turned tap dancer, a small-time thug who dreams of being a hit man, a name-dropping cab driver, a communist liquor store owner, and a hunky movie star with a mind-boggling secret. Culminating in a U.S.O. tour on a war-torn Pacific island, this disparate band of old enemies congregate to settle scores.

In a drawing style derived from Steve Canyon and THE SPIRIT, Feiffer combines his long-honed skills as cartoonist, playwright, and screenwriter to draw us into this seductively menacing world where streets are black with soot and rain, and base motives and betrayal are served on the rocks in bars unsafe to enter. Bluesy, fast-moving, and funny, KILL MY MOTHER is a trip to Hammett-Chandler-Cain Land: a noir-graphic novel like the movies they don’t make anymore.

Editorial Content for (In a Sense) Lost and Found

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Jeff Ayers

In a relatively short period of time, visual artist Roman Muradov has risen in notoriety within the artistic community and beyond, getting consistent work from such esteemed clients as The New Yorker, The New York Times, Vogue, NPR, and the Wall Street Journal. Read More

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The first graphic novel by rising star Roman Muradov explores the theme of innocence by treating it as a tangible object --- something that can be used, lost, mistreated. Roman Muradov's crisp delicate style conjures a world of strange bookstores and absurd conspiracies. Roman Muradov was born in Moscow, Russia. He now resides in San Francisco, California.

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The first graphic novel by rising star Roman Muradov explores the theme of innocence by treating it as a tangible object --- something that can be used, lost, mistreated. Roman Muradov's crisp delicate style conjures a world of strange bookstores and absurd conspiracies. Roman Muradov was born in Moscow, Russia. He now resides in San Francisco, California.

About the Book

The first graphic novel by rising star Roman Muradov explores the theme of innocence by treating it as a tangible object --- something that can be used, lost, mistreated. Roman Muradov's crisp delicate style conjures a world of strange bookstores and absurd conspiracies.
 
Roman Muradov was born in Moscow, Russia. He now resides in San Francisco, California.
by Roman Muradov - Fiction, Graphic Novel

The first graphic novel by rising star Roman Muradov explores the theme of innocence by treating it as a tangible object --- something that can be used, lost, mistreated. Roman Muradov's crisp delicate style conjures a world of strange bookstores and absurd conspiracies. Roman Muradov was born in Moscow, Russia. He now resides in San Francisco, California.

Editorial Content for RASL

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John Maher

Jeff Smith is something of a comics anomaly. After a short career in animation, Smith launched his own publishing company, Cartoon Books, in 1991, spurred on by the recent successes of “serious” comics by the likes of Frank Miller, Alan Moore and Art Spiegelman. Over the next 13 years, he would produce --- and, originally, self-publish --- 55 issues of the sprawling all-ages fantasy masterpiece BONE. His work on the series won him ten Eisner and 11 Harvey Awards. Read More

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When Rasl, a thief and ex-military engineer, discovers the lost journals of Nikola Tesla, he bridges the gap between modern physics and history's most notorious scientist. Soon Rasl finds himself in possession of humankind's greatest and most dangerous secret. 

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When Rasl, a thief and ex-military engineer, discovers the lost journals of Nikola Tesla, he bridges the gap between modern physics and history's most notorious scientist. Soon Rasl finds himself in possession of humankind's greatest and most dangerous secret.

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New York Times Bestselling author Jeff Smith's follow up to his epic fantasy BONE!

When Rasl, a thief and ex-military engineer, discovers the lost journals of Nikola Tesla, he bridges the gap between modern physics and history's most notorious scientist. But his breakthrough comes at a price. In this twisting tale of violence, intrigue, and betrayal, Rasl finds himself in possession of humankind's greatest and most dangerous secret. RASL is a gritty, hard-boiled tale of an inter-dimensional art thief caught between dark government forces and the mysterious powers of the universe itself.

by Jeff Smith - Comic Books, Graphic Novel, Science Fiction

When Rasl, a thief and ex-military engineer, discovers the lost journals of Nikola Tesla, he bridges the gap between modern physics and history's most notorious scientist. Soon Rasl finds himself in possession of humankind's greatest and most dangerous secret.

Caroline Healy

Caroline Healy is a writer and community arts facilitator. She recently completed her M.A. in Creative Writing at the Seamus Heaney Centre, Queen’s University, Belfast. 
 
She published her first, award winning collection of short stories, A STITCH IN TIME, in August 2012. Her work has been featured in publications such as Wordlegs, The Bohemyth, Prole and the Irish Writers’ Centre Lonely Voice.
 

MIke Curato

Mike Curato’s background is in graphic design and digital illustration. He lives in Brooklyn, NY and can be found online at mikecurato.com and @MikeCurato.

Editorial Content for The Return of Zita the Spacegirl

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Charles Payseur

The third and final volume (for now, at least) of the Zita the Spacegirl series sees the return of familiar faces, some unexpected, as Zita faces off against an entire prison-planet in an attempt to save the Earth from conquest and destruction. Picking up where the last volume ended, Zita finds herself under arrest and with very few options, forced to mine for a mysterious gem that could hold the key to her freedom, if she can find it first. Read More

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Zita the Spacegirl has saved planets, battled monsters, and wrestled with interplanetary fame. But she faces her biggest challenge yet in the third and final installment of the Zita adventures. Wrongfully imprisoned on a penitentiary planet, Zita has to plot the galaxy's greatest jailbreak before the evil prison warden can execute his plan of interstellar domination!

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Zita the Spacegirl has saved planets, battled monsters, and wrestled with interplanetary fame. But she faces her biggest challenge yet in the third and final installment of the Zita adventures. Wrongfully imprisoned on a penitentiary planet, Zita has to plot the galaxy's greatest jailbreak before the evil prison warden can execute his plan of interstellar domination!

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Ben Hatke brings back our intrepid space heroine for another delightful sci-fi/fantasy adventure in this New York Times‑Bestselling graphic novel trilogy for middle grade readers.
 
Zita the Spacegirl has saved planets, battled monsters, and wrestled with interplanetary fame. But she faces her biggest challenge yet in the third and final installment of the Zita adventures. Wrongfully imprisoned on a penitentiary planet, Zita has to plot the galaxy's greatest jailbreak before the evil prison warden can execute his plan of interstellar domination!