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Bob Fingerman’s “From The Ashes”

IDW's From The AshesWe just received a press release from IDW Publishing that we thought was interesting enough to pass along to our readers.  What is From The Ashes?  I have no idea, but after reading about it I am intrigued to say the least.  The graphic novel is published by the same people who brought us 30 Days of Night, another favorite of ours.  So why not?  Let’s give them the floor.  Check out the full press release below from IDW about their newest upcoming graphic novel From The Ashes by Bob Fingerman.  Also, check out the You Tube video commercial for the graphic novel here.

SAN DIEGO, CA – IDW Publishing is proud to announce that Bob Fingerman’s From the Ashes, a graphic novel collecting the renowned series, will debut on February 10, 2010. A “speculative memoir,” From the Ashes pits Fingerman and his real-life wife, Michele, against the radioactive elements in a post-apocalyptic New York City, positing an alternate timeline that starts in the lead up to the 2008 presidential election.

“The problem with most memoirs is there just aren’t enough mutants and zombies in them for my liking,” said Fingerman, and he rectifies that problem in spades in this gorgeously drawn, sharply written satire.

From the Ashes is my speculative memoir of ‘what might yet be’ (well, not really). It’s an open love letter to my wife — but not a gummy, icky, Nicholas Sparksy Harlequin Romance kind of thing,” wrote Fingerman in a recent HUFFINGTON POST piece. “I don’t want to leak spoilers, but readers should take special pleasure in the messianic depiction of a scary TV pundit, far-right religious whackos, celeb corpses, tinges of Oz (as in The Wizard of as well as the HBO series). With nearly six billion dead, there’s plenty of room to share my nuclear holocaust.”

Additionally, From the Ashes also offers a refreshing twist on how both women and marriage are usually portrayed in comics. Fingerman, the critically acclaimed writer/artist of Beg The Question, Recess Pieces, Connective Tissue, and the well-received novel Bottomfeeder, depicts himself and his wife as equals and best friends. Michele is as adept at kicking zombie ass as she was at wielding her blackberry in her pre-apocalypse career, and Fingerman’s love for her (and for cartooning) radiates from every page.

From the Ashes boasts an introduction by comedian Marc Maron (of the popular podcast WTF) as well as over 25 pages of additional material not in the original issues. 
 

About Bob Fingerman

Native New Yorker Bob Fingerman is the award-winning creator of such critically acclaimed graphic novels as Beg the Question, White Like She and Recess Pieces, as well as the novel Bottomfeeder. In Bottomfeeder, Fingerman took on the vampire genre, tossing away the typical gothic and romantic trappings in favor of portraying the down to earth story of a working class Queens-bred vampire. In Recess Pieces he whipped up a bloody maelstrom of adorable moppets and the undead set within the confines of their school. In the uneasy romantic roman à clef Beg the Question he presented anxious young love in the streets of Brooklyn long before gentrification. In his eighth graphic novel, From the Ashes, Fingerman continues his love affair with New York in his most personal work to date. Fingerman also just sold his latest novel, Pariah, to Tor (Tom Doherty Associates Books) for a Summer 2010 release.
 
About IDW Publishing

IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro’s The Transformers and G.I. JOE, Paramount’s Star Trek; Fox’s Angel; the BBC’s Doctor Who; and television’s #1 prime time series CBS’ CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints; Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studios; and is the print publisher for ComicMix.
 
IDW’s original horror series, 30 Days of Night, was launched as a major motion picture in October 2007 by Sony Pictures and was the #1 film in its first week of release. More information about the company can be found at IDWPublishing.com.

 


 

 

 

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