Matt Fraction on drama of ‘Satellite Sam,’ comedy of ‘Sex Criminals’
Also with new SEX CRIMINALS pages and SATELLITE SAM pages, general buffoonery, hijinx
(OF NOTE: the above page features my favorite eldergag: the poster for WOLF II: WOLVES)
THERE IS STILL TIME TO RESERVE A COPY OF SEX CRIMINALS #1 — order numbers for our first issue are RIDICULOUSLY STRONG. Tell your store to reserve you a copy or add it to a subscription list if you want it!
SEX CRIMINALS #1 – GEM OF THE MONTH
story MATT FRACTION
art / cover CHIP ZDARSKY
32 PAGES / FC / M
A SEX COMEDY FOR COMICS
Suzie’s a normal girl with an extraordinary ability: when she has sex, she stops time. One night she meets John… who has the same gift. And so they do what any other sex-having, time-stopping, couple would do: they rob banks. In the vein of THE 40-YEAR OLD VIRGIN and BRIDESMAIDS, Image Comics invites you to come along with MATT FRACTION (Hawkeye, SATELLITE SAM) and CHIP ZDARSKY (Prison Funnies, Monster Cops) for the series that puts the “comic” back in “comics” and the “sexy” back in “sex crimes.”
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WE ARE COMING SOON
the difference between manga and anime
We (we = Chip) removed two blatantly phallic sex toys from the image lest it hurt our promotional chances.
The first was a kind of flogger with what was pretty clearly a vibrator for a handle.
The second was a condom stuffed with hot dogs.
Not one but, like, three hot dogs, just… just jammed into a condom.
the turtlesuit: so sexy it should be criminal
SEX CRIMINALS UNLEASHED AT NEW YORK COMIC CON
New series by Fraction and Zdarsky to be released in 2013
Comic book creators Matt Fraction (CASANOVA, Avengers vs. X-Men, The Invincible Iron Man) and Chip Zdarsky (Prison Funnies, Monster Cops) invite you to come with them as they release SEX CRIMINALS through Image Comics in 2013. This brand-spanking new sex comedy follows two young lovers as they go on a lust-fueled crime spree with a twist — when they have sex, time itself seems to stop. Set in a world where the laws of time and space are as dubious and mutable as the laws of man and society, SEX CRIMINALS promises to scandalize, titillate, and provoke when it bursts onto the comics scene next year.
“Not to toot our own horns, but there’s never been a comic book like Sex Criminals before,” Fraction tossed off. “There’ve been comedy books with sex, or sex comics with comedic moments, but no book with ‘sex comedy’ as its narrative thrust. Hard to imagine, but comedy and sex, which fit together so naturally literally everywhere else in the entertainment world, don’t get done in comic books. Chip and I are thrilled to be the first ones in there to plant our seed.”
Zdarsky, legendary cartoonist for National Post and impish Canadian prankster, topped that statement: “This project brings together my two loves: crime and an in-depth exploration of the Western banking system and its ill-effects on society. I’ve spent years working for newspapers and magazines and am looking forward to completing my ‘dying industry trifecta’ and give comic books my all while holding back the tears.”
Fraction and Zdarsky, having searched long and hard for the perfect collaboration, knew they were destined for each other if only the right project came along. “Chip is a singular creator in the world of comics: he’s smart, he’s talented, he has an eye unlike any other, and he makes me laugh like a jackal,” Fraction spewed forth. “He’s like a smutty Day-Glo Will Elder that spells words with u’s where they don’t belong and uses the metric system. I’m excited to think the words ‘SEX CRIMINALS’ will now appear in his obituary later this year.”
Zdarsky gushed “There’s a very short list of people who I would want to work with on a comic project and Matt Fraction is at the top of that list. I love the humour he brings to his projects and always thought he should do something all-out funny, because, frankly, there aren’t enough funny books out there since Identity Crisis. No wait. Was Blankets before or after Identity Crisis?”
Image Comics was unavailable for comment.
An ongoing comic series that puts the comic back in comics, and the sexy back into sex crime, SEX CRIMINALS comes in 32 full-color pages for a cover price of $3.50.
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