This will include books such as Francis, by breakout artist and creator Loputyn. Francis is a wonderful and acclaimed graphic novel about a witch who likes to have fun and is coming to age, but avoids some of her responsibilities as the most important test of career as a witch approaches. It has spectacularly charming art which has captivated fans overseas, and has been a hit for both Shockdom and Loputyn.
“Shockdom has been producing incredible comic books since 2004,” says James Patrick, EIC of 21 Pulp James Patrick. “When we had the opportunity to share these with people in the United States, to put the great stories and high-production values of these physical books in people’s hands here, we couldn’t pass it up.”
Other books include Bianca, by Paolo Margiotta and young artist Francesca Perrone. Bianca is a story about a time when humans are long gone, the Earth went on without them, and it is believed that is inevitable that the Flesh-Eaters will devour people. Except for Bianca, who chooses to stand up and fight.
“We are happy to be able to bring our books to US readers too, thanks to 21 Pulp, a company with which we share the same vocation for innovation. Italian comics have changed in recent years and our artists are highly regarded in the USA. Now we have the opportunity to present to the American audience other talents who represent Italian style and taste”, said Lucio Staiano.
21 Pulp was founded in 2014 with an emphasis on making quality comics. It has included releases as the critically acclaimed Hero Hourly and the The Monsters of Jimmy Crumb.
Other Shockdom’s popular books are Cotton Tales, Noumeno, Prudhomme, Blue, Sio’s comics and the superheroes series Timed.
Francis is currently available in the November Previews catalog for January release. You can preorder from your local comic shop using order code NOV201580.