October 23, 2008
HIGHWAY 62 PRESS AND BLOG@NEWSARAMA ANNOUNCE JOINT SYNDICATION FOR
STRANGEWAYS: THE THIRSTY
Matthew Maxwell, creator and author of the Western-horror graphic
novel STRANGEWAYS, today announced the serialization of the sequel,
THE THIRSTY, at Blog @ Newsarama. The series will debut on Monday,
Oct. 27, with new pages posted every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
"I'm very pleased to enjoy this opportunity," Maxwell said recently.
"I talked to quite a few potential partners before deciding to
serialize THE THIRSTY on Blog @ Newsarama," Maxwell said. "It isn't a
typical webcomic, as it wasn't written with online publication in
mind. So, I sought a different kind of partnership. Working with a
comics news and commentary site as opposed to one known for
syndicating webcomics seemed an intriguing and beneficial
arrangement. It's my hope that many more readers who've never
followed STRANGEWAYS will be introduced to the series now."
THE THIRSTY follows ex-Union officer Seth Collins from the events of
MURDER MOON as he drifts a little further west to a town called Cedar
Creek, which is about to find itself under attack from people who are
neither dead nor alive, but somewhere in-between. However, just as
MURDER MOON was about a lot more than just cowboys and werewolves, THE
THIRSTY is more than just cowboys and vampires. Those readers who
liked the concept of "Lone," which was the backup feature for MURDER
MOON, will eat up "Red Hands," which will serve a similar role in THE
THE THIRSTY is illustrated by Gervasio and Jok of Estudio Haus in
Argentina, who drew the story "Lone" in MURDER MOON. Luis Guaragna
also returns in a backup feature, as mentioned above. "It's great to
continue my relationship with all of these artists," Maxwell said.
"They understand what the stories need visually, which is a
deceptively simple task, it seems."
Planned for a print publication in Spring of 2009, THE THIRSTY is the
second STRANGEWAYS graphic novel, continuing to deliver a great
western comic infused with horror. It is anticipated that the print
version will again be published by Highway 62 Press. MURDER MOON, the
first STRANGEWAYS book, is still available through Diamond Comics
Distributors (JAN083670), Baker and Taylor Books, Amazon and Khepri.com.
Matt Maxwell is a comics writer and has been a comics commentator
since 2003, which saw the publication of the first installment of FULL
BLEED (then at Broken Frontier, now at Comics Waiting Room). He's
also blogged at his own Highway 62 since 2004, and has written for
Newsarama.com and Comicon Pulse. His first original graphic novel,
STRANGEWAYS: MURDER MOON was published in early 2008. He is a lapsed
animator, having forsaken the compelling lunacy of Southern California
for life with his family in the Sierra Nevada foothills.
Highway 62 Press
http://www.highway-62.com/Strangeways/ - MURDER MOON preview
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SvqWqIjXhA4 - THE THIRSTY video
http://blog.newsarama.com/strangeways - STRANGEWAYS at Newsarama