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Kwitney & Mauricet’s G.I.L.T. coming from AHOY Comics in April

Insert "G.I.L.T. Trip" time travel pun here.

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AHOY Comics has announced G.I.L.T., a new series from writer Alisa Kwitney and artist Mauricet. The series, described as ” a snappy, stylish romantic dramedy,” follows a pair of women who are thrust back through time and must navigate their way back home without doing too much damage.

In a statement announcing the series, Kwitney describes the book’s protagonists, Hildy and Trista, and the journey they go on:

“Trista is the Bill Murray of home health care aides, a cynical screw-up who doesn’t care for anything but her Fleuvog shoes and her paycheck. She meets her match in Hildy, a sarcastic second-wave feminist living on a steady diet of cigarettes and regret. When Hildy seizes her last chance to return to a fateful day in 1973, she accidentally takes Trista along for the ride. But as the old saying goes, there are no accidents in time travel. And Hildy and Trista don’t remember each other, but they met each other forty years earlier—on Hildy’s wedding day. Now they’ve got to come to terms with the past before they accidentally dismantle the future.”

(Had to look up Fleuvog shoes and they look pretty awesome. Not a paid ad, just an observation about some fun-looking footwear.)

G.I.L.T. (which stands in the series for the Guild of Independent Lady Temporalists) is the latest AHOY Comics work for both Kwitney and Mauricet, and the latest collaboration between the writer and artist. The duo previously contributed a story to an issue of Edgar Allan Poe’s Snifter of Terror, and Mauricet also illustrated the Stuart Moore-written Bronze Age Boogie, where his work was colored by Giulia Brusco. That’s another series with time travel baked into the premise, so maybe the Belgian artist has found his niche.

Elsewhere in the announcement, Kwitney, Mauricet, and AHOY editor-in-chief Tom Peyer all expressed their excitement at bringing readers the new series:

“Although there are no saintly saviors, no feisty felines, and no weird recipes, G.I.L.T. is instantly recognizable as one of our own,” said AHOY Comics Editor-in-Chief Tom Peyer. “It’s witty, surprising, and features some of the best art of Mauricet’s career. And like all of the best AHOY series, G.I.L.T. is very, very funny in a way that refuses to cheer you up at all.”     

“G.I.L.T. provides an escape from our present day anxieties and allows us to revisit those halcyon days of Nixon, polyester leisure suits and unlimited indoor smoking,” said Kwitney. “It’s also the perfect comic for everyone who’s ever been seduced by a self-help guru with a really luxurious mustache.”

“A dramedy about people with feelings?” said Mauricet. “No spandex superdudes beating the sh!t out of each other? The 1930s, 1970s and 2010s colliding with a touch of mad magazine parody? All of this written by my favorite writer and published by AHOY? Where do I sign?”

Check out the 1:2 incentive variant cover by Jill Thompson for the first issue of the series below. G.I.L.T. #1 is set to arrive in comic shops on Wednesday, April 6th.

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