90s Classic To Be Republished
♦ Great news on Bleeding Cool today (and how often do you get to say that?) with Rich Johnston bringing us up-to-date on the republishing of Jerome Charyn and Joe Staton’s Family Man, originally published by Paradox Press in 1993.
Of the two people involved Charyn is likely to be the least known to comic fans – he is an American author who has over fifty published works over a 50-year span. Although he was first published in 1960 it was with Blue Eyes (1975), featuring the debut of detective Isaac Sidel his writing attracted praise. Michael Chabon has called him “one of the most important writers in American literature”
Charyn has had a long-term relationship with comics publishing nine graphic novels with various collaborators, of which possibly the most famous is The Magicians Wife with François Boucq, together with whom he won the 1998 Angoulême Grand Prix. He has also collaborated with Jacques de Loustal, José Antonio Muñoz, and Joe Staton.
Publisher Drew Ford, It’s Alive!, and designer Jon B. Cooke will publish the original three digest-sized square bound comic books as a 300+ page, black and white, 8.25″ x 11″, hardcover graphic novel including creator features and, more. You guessed it – there’s a Kickstarter to help them raise the funds, and it’ll be announced very soon. It’s a no-brainer for me – I love Joe Staton and Jerome Charyn, and the art on this looks fabulous. Take a look over on BC!