Dear Creature, Jonathan Case’s tale of a sea mutant with a penchant for Shakespeare and human flesh, was published Tuesday, and the author will be at Bridge City Comics from 6pm-9pm to sign copies.
The book, which Kirkus Reviews called “a beautiful anomaly” and “a funny, bizarre, unexpected pleasure,” is Case’s first foray into the world of graphic novels. As many authors before him have done, Case began serializing Dear Creature online. Initially under the title Sea Freak, Dear Creature caught the eye of Tor Books, who published the collection.
Bridge City will have commemorative prints at the event, created by Case himself.
Case will also be signing copies of The Green River Killer: A True Detective Story, which he illustrated. The true-crime book, written by Jeff Jensen about his father’s search for the infamous Seattle-area serial killer, was published last month by Dark Horse Comics.
WHAT:Dear Creature Release Party w/ Jonathan Case!
WHEN: Friday, October 14 from 6pm – 9pm
WHERE: 3725 N. Mississippi Ave.
Bridge City Comics is proud to announce our Dear Creature Release Party with Jonathan Case on Friday, October 14, 2011 from 6pm – 9pm! This event is free to the public. Jonathan will be in attendance to sign autographs but offering sketches will be at his discretion.
Join us to celebrate the release of TWO great books from local artist Jonathan Case! Jonathan illustrated Dark Horse Comics critically-acclaimed Green River Killer: A True Detective Story (released August 2011) and we’re also celebrating the release of the book he wrote and illustrated, Dear Creature from Tor Books!
Bridge City Comics will have copies of Dear Creature ($15.99) andGreen River Killer: A True Detective Story ($24.99) on hand for purchase during the event, as well as a special, limited event-only print created by Jonathan Case!
About Dear Creature:
Grue has found Shakespeare’s plays in cola bottles and, through them, a new heart. Now he yearns to join the world above. When he finds love in the arms of Giulietta, a woman trapped in her own world, he believes his prayers are answered. But people have gone missing and Giulietta’s nephew is the prime suspect. With his past catching up to him, Grue must decide if becoming a new man means ignoring the monster he was. Rising from a brine of drive-in pulp and gentle poetry,Dear Creature is the love story you never imagined!
About Green River Killer:
Throughout the 1980s, the highest priority of Seattle-area police was the apprehension of the Green River Killer, the man responsible for the murders of dozens of women. In 1990, with the body count numbering at least forty-eight, the case was put in the hands of a single detective, Tom Jensen. After twenty years, when the killer was finally captured with the help of DNA technology, Jensen spent 180 days interviewing Gary Leon Ridgway in an effort to learn his most closely held secrets–an epic confrontation with evil that proved as disturbing and surreal as can be imagined. Written by Jensen’s own son, acclaimed entertainment writer Jeff Jensen, Green River Killer: A True Detective Story presents the ultimate insider’s account of America’s most prolific serial killer.