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19 Cartoonists Worldwide Team w/ Steven T. Seagle to Create Sequential Essays for Original Graphic Novel GET NAKED

COMEDY, EMOTION, AND CARTOONING COLLIDE IN GET NAKED

Image Comics has announced an original graphic novel of sequential essays in GET NAKED, written by Steven T. Seagle —with artwork by Emei Olivia Burell, Tina Burholt, Patricia Amalie Eckerle, Christoffer Hammer, Andrada-Aurora Hansen, Rebekka Davidsen Hestbæk, Hope Hjort, Angelica Inigo Jørgensen, Bob Lundgreen Kristiansen, Silja Lin, Sim Mau, Ingvild Marie Methi, Thorbjørn Petersen, Aske Schmidt Rose, Erlend Hjortland Sandøy, Mads Ellegård Skovbakke, Cecilie “Q” Maintz Thorsen, Fred Tornager, and Thomas Vium— is set to hit store February 2018.

In the spirit of essayist David Sedaris and monologist Spalding Grey, Seagle and 19 emerging global cartoonists take drawn storytelling into the world of the “graphic essay,” in the upcoming GET NAKED ogn. Nineteen stories of global attitudes about the naked body balance raw comedy, raw emotions, and raw cartooning. Seagle honestly chronicles his place as an undressed, metaphorical, fish-out-of-water on different continents—from not recognizing a famous naked celeb in Hollywood to being naked and eaten by actual fish in Tokyo.“For most of my life I had massive reservations about getting naked,” confessed Seagle. “But the more I traveled the world, and found myself in uncomfortable situations, the more it became obvious that the American anxiety of ‘I’m not taking my clothes off in front of anyone else unless it’s to have sex with them’ is unique—and not in a good way—to the US. I started looking into the history of nakedness and thinking about why we’re so uncomfortable with bodies in this country—with me as a lens for that. Comedic essays seemed like the right way to chronicle what I realized, and graphic essays felt like a great new kind of visual challenge for challenging subject matter—nakedness—both physical and emotional.”

GET NAKED OGN (ISBN: 978-1-5343-0480-2, Diamond Code NOV170679) hits comic book stores on Wednesday, February 7th and bookstores on Tuesday, February 13th. The final order cutoff for retailers is Monday, December 18th.


ABOUT IMAGE COMICS:

Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline, Skybound and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, fantasy, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit www.imagecomics.com.

Jason Bennett

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