Tomorrow, Green River Killer, my book with Jeff Jensen and Dark Horse, comes to comics shops early! Originally, we expected an end-of-September release, so this is a nice surprise.
Also nice: a bunch of great advance praise from people like Stephen King, the LA Times, and other creators…
“Terrific. It’s got the scariest opening sequence I’ve read in years, and the novel as a whole makes compelling stay-up-late reading. Great, creepy stuff.” -Stephen King, New York Times best-selling author of The Dark Tower and The Stand
“I finished this book feeling as though I’d read a relentless thriller and a moving memoir: two gifts in one.” -Ken Tucker, Entertainment Weekly.
“Jeff Jensen’s journalistic eye for detail and Jonathan Case’s exquisitely paced visual storytelling combine to make a true-crime epic.” -Brian K. Vaughan, New York Times best-selling writer of Y: The Last Man
Whew! Head over to Dark Horse’s Advance Praise page for more.
I’ve updated my online store with a few pieces of original art. There’s Bioshock. There’s a smoking lady in a bubble bath. There’s a pug. And Pam Grier!
Tell me that doesn’t have the makings of a fine party!
See all the pieces here.
Another positive review is in for Dear Creature, this time from Publishers Weekly! The hard copy should be out today, but you can also read the web version here.
“Startlingly assured for a debut effort, the book is like Grue himself—unclassifiable but oddly charming.”
The book also got a great plug over at Giant Fire Breathing Robot:
“Case is talented with both visual art and the written word; his art is some of the best brush pen work around, rich with detail and realism, and his writing, both plot and prose, is brilliant.”
Newsarama just put up an interview with Jeff Jensen and yours truly where we talk Green River Killer, a true-crime graphic novel out this September from Dark Horse (Jeff wrote it, I drew it).
Head over here to check it out!
Dear Creature just got a fantastic review from Kirkus Reviews. They call it “…a beautiful anomaly…” and “…marvelously entertaining and a weird side-door entry into both Shakespeare and graphic literature…”
The reviewer sums it up like this (minor spoiler alert):
“A funny, bizarre, unexpected pleasure that gives a creature from the depths heart and soul as well as a happy ending.”
In the unlikely event that you have a Kirkus Reviews account, head over here to read the whole thing. The review will also be available to the public in the September issue.
I feel somewhat bona fide.