An unique graphic novel by Dave McKean, Raptor: A Sokol Graphic Novel, shall be revealed in July 2021 by Darkish Horse Comics.
McKean’s resume contains work on The Sandman in addition to Black Dog: The Desires of Paul Nash. Even these by some means unfamiliar along with his work in comics might acknowledge his artwork from the covers of albums by musicians like Alice Cooper, Tori Amos, and Toad the Moist Sprocket.
Raptor follows two storylines. In a single, Arthur, an nineteenth century author in Wales, mourns his late spouse while dabbling within the supernatural within the hopes that he may commune along with her once more. Within the different, Sokol wanders a feudal panorama searching monsters for many who can afford to pay the fee for his bounties. Judging by the outline launched by Darkish Horse, each tales will veer into liminal areas that blur the road between demise and life, lies and actuality.
The 128-page graphic novel shall be accessible in two variations. The commerce paperback version can have a instructed retail value of $29.99. There may even be an outsized hardcover version of Raptor, which can characteristic a tip-in illustration signed by McKean and carry a instructed retail value of $99.99.
Raptor shall be accessible at your native comedian store on July seventh, 2021, and at bookstores on July 20th, 2021, and you may learn the official press launch from Darkish Horse under. Will you be enterprise a quest to select up Raptor: A Sokol Graphic Novel subsequent summer season? Let The Beat know within the remark part.
DAVE MCKEAN’S ‘RAPTOR’ TO BE PUBLISHED AT DARK HORSE
The Legendary Artist Brings His First Creator-Owned Character to Darkish Horse Comics
MILWAUKIE, Ore. (November 19, 2020)—From award-winning, critically acclaimed artist and author Dave McKean (Black Canine, The Sandman) comes his first creator-owned character in a surprising visible tour-de-force graphic novel, Raptor: A Sokol Graphic Novel.
Raptor sparkles between two worlds and two conflicted souls: Sokol wanders a feudal fantastical panorama searching monsters for these that may pay, and Arthur, a author of supernatural tales in 19th Century Wales, mourning the passing of his younger spouse and dabbling within the supernatural within the useless hope of seeing her once more. They each exist within the twilight between fact and lies, life and demise, actuality and the creativeness.
Additionally accessible is a deluxe, outsized hardcover restricted version of Raptor: A Sokol Graphic Novel, with an unique signed tip-in illustration that could be a good addition to any fan’s Dave McKean assortment.
Raptor: A Sokol Graphic Novel and Raptor: A Sokol Graphic Novel Restricted Version shall be in comedian outlets on July 7, 2021 and in bookstores on July 20, 2021. They’re accessible for pre-order on AMAZON, BARNES & NOBLE, and AT YOUR LOCAL COMIC SHOP and bookstore. Raptor: A Sokol Graphic Novel is a 128-page commerce paperback that can retail for $29.99. The outsized, hardcover Raptor: A Sokol Graphic Novel Restricted Version will retail for $99.99.
Reward for Dave McKean’s Cages:
“One of the essential works of comedian artwork within the final decade.”–The Comics Journal
“It’s compulsively readable, with a lyrical tone that strikes the reader via the rougher, extra elusive passages because it strives on the very fringe of the shape’s limitation.”–Comedian Foundry Journal
“The best comedian being created at this time. Get it and see what heights narrative graphic artwork can obtain.”–The Wonderful Print