This Fall, my friend Zach Worton’s first professionally-published graphic novel will be making it’s way to better comic and book stores everywhere, courtesy of the fine folks at Drawn & Quarterly. It’s a 300+ page monster called The Klondike.
To the right, you can see a rejected cover illustration for the book, which I rather liked thanks to its use of negative space. Apparently the final cover will be even nicer, so good on Zach (and designer Tom Devlin).
If you want to follow more of Zach’s art, check out his blog at Confessions Of A Cross-Hatch Junky. If you like what’s there, I’m sure he could use a kind word or two as he tries to power through and finish the book this month.
Also of note: I pulled this from a post he made on February 10th, which is how far behind I am in my feed-reading. It’s strange watching the book industry collapse, the fading glow of the Obama inauguration, and the build-up, hype, and scramble-to-catch-up-afterwards of the New York Comic-Con, as they all unfold in real-time a month ago.