Friday, July 15, 2016
With SDCC around the corner, there have been a lot of announcements lately, but none that I'm more excited about than this! I will be launching a brand new ongoing series called ROYAL CITY. It will be published monthly by IMAGE COMICS and it will be the first monthly book that I've both written and drawn since Trillium and Sweet Tooth!
IMAGE COMICS ANNOUNCES JEFF LEMIRE'S ROYAL CITY
Image Comics is pleased to announce ROYAL CITY—a new ongoing monthly series written and illustrated by New York Times bestselling author Jeff Lemire (DESCENDER, Sweet Tooth) and set to launch in March 2017. ROYAL CITY promises to be a sprawling, serialized graphic novel that will chart the lives, loves and losses of a troubled family and a vanishing town, across three decades.
ROYAL CITY follows Patrick Pike, a fading literary star who reluctantly returns to the once-thriving factory town where he grew up and is quickly drawn back into the dramas of his two adult siblings, his overbearing Mother and his brow beaten Father, all of whom are still haunted by different versions of his youngest brother, Tommy, who drowned decades ago.
As each member of the family struggles to keep themselves above water, it quickly becomes clear that Tommy’s death isn’t the only dark secret tearing the town, and this family, apart at the seams. Can each member of the Pike family come to terms with their own guilt over Tommy’s death, and make peace with the many versions of Tommy that still haunt them, or will they all be dragged down below the river along with his lingering ghost?
ROYAL CITY is a return to the literary and thematic territory of Lemire’s breakthrough graphic novel Essex County and is his most ambitious, and most personal project to date.
Read the first interview about Royal City here at ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY!