Longtime readers of The Beat will know we are big fans of Toby Cypress’s strange but beautiful art, seen on things like Killing Girl and The Schizophrenic. It turns out he’s launching his own small press company, Punkrock*Jazz to publish his own work, starting with the long -awaited RODD RACER a Fritz Lang/Frank Robbins/Milton Caniif story about fast cars, crizy cities and a young racer who gets more than he bargained for. Back in the day, they would have called it “Widescreen” but then the screens got too small.
The initial Punkrock Jazz edition is already sold out — sorry sports fans — but a deluxe color version is coming out from Image this summer. And it looks sweet.
The next edition of the book will have some “behind the scenes” process shots, previewed here
Busy Toby has also started a new weekly webcomic called KURSK (below), which sounds ominous. He’ll have a collection of this and a deluxe at book on sale at San Diego this year.
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.