Originally published via his Substack newsletter, multiple Eisner, Shuster, and Harvey Award-winning writer/artist Chip Zdarsky is bringing his Public Domain comic to physical print for the first time this June from Image Comics.
Public Domain follows Syd Dallas, the legendary comic book artist responsible for pop culture’s greatest hero: THE DOMAIN! But his sons Miles and David have a complicated relationship with both the creation and their creator. Can they convince their dad to fight for their family’s legacy?
This thought provoking series shines a light on the all-too-common battle between creators and corporations in a world where the billion-dollar creations dominate the cultural landscape. It also marks Zdarsky’s return to fully illustrating a series since the end of the beloved Image Comics title Sex Criminals.
In an exclusive on the announcement with Comic Book Resources, Zdarsky discussed bringing the project to physical print:
“I’ve been itching to draw a new series for a while now, and Public Domain was the perfect subject matter for me to tackle. Publishing the installments through my Substack has been an amazing experience, but everyone kept asking me, ‘when will we get physical?’ I greatly misunderstood the question and blocked a lot of people on Twitter. But now I understand and am thrilled that Image is going to be printing Public Domain!”
Check out the preview pages below and look for Public Domain #1 to arrive in comic book shops on Wednesday, June 29th, 2022.