This one gets its own post because it might just be the book of the show:
Secret Acres especially pleased to finally release I Will Bite You! and Other Stories, the years-long delayed book debut of Joseph Lambert. We can say that the wait was entirely due to Joe’s ruthless perfectionism, the best proof of which is in the book you now have in hand. I Will Bite You! will be in stores this month, following its launch at the 2011 Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art Festival in New York City.
Jason Lutes, author of Berlin and Jar of Fools writes:
“This book will punch, kick and bite its way from your brain to your heart and back again, leaving you dazed and dumfounded in its wake.”
One of the Comics Reporter’s five most anticipated books of the year, I Will Bite You! includes the Best American Comics selection, “Turtle Keep it Steady,” and several new stories, presented in gorgeous two color and full color pages. An economy of line and sophisticated, unusual narrative mark the inimitable style of an artist many have been watching with interest.
As Jim Rugg, Ignatz Award winning and Glyph Award nominated co-creator of Afrodisiac and Street Angel says:
“I Will Bite You! and Other Stories signals the arrival of Joe Lambert’s whimsical, lively, beautiful and thoughtful voice to comics.”
Joseph Lambert is a graduate of the Center for Cartoon Studies. He lives in Vermont with his wife and dog. His comic “Turtle Keep it Steady!” was published in Houghton Mifflin’s The Best American Comics 2008, for which he also designed the endpapers. His illustrations have appeared in Business Week, Popular Mechanics, 7Days, The Comics Journal and many other publications. Look for more of Joesph’s work at submarinesubmarine.com.
I WILL BITE YOU! AND OTHER STORIES by JOSEPH LAMBERT
IN STORES APRIL 2011
ADVANCE COPIES: Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art Festival
April 9TH and 10TH, 2010, at the 69th Regiment Armory
68 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10010
SOFTCOVER, 128 PGS, ISBN 978-0-9799609-4-9, 6×9 in, $14.00
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.