This is an interesting twist.  If you’ve been paying attention, you’ll have noticed Image has started soliciting some translations European comics.  The latest is Perdy, which is you’ll note from the trailer below is also being published, presumably in France/Europe, by Dargaud.  Yes, Dargaud as in publisher of Asterix and Valerian.  It makes a person wonder exactly how many more European comics we ought to be expecting from Image.

Perdy is a new western graphic novel series by the cartoonist Kickliy and concerns Perdy, who loves two things in life: sex and robbing banks.  Alas 15 years in Yuma prison haven’t exactly left her in peak condition…

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Official PR follows:

Image Comics is pleased to announce PERDY: a new original graphic novel western series from Angoulême Award nominee, and international star, Kickliy.

The titular character, Perdy, loves two things: sex and robbing banks—no particular order. After spending 15 years in Yuma prison, Perdy wastes no time in getting back to doing both. A lot has changed since Perdy’s been away, especially her looks, but that’s not gonna stop her from piecing together the biggest score of gold this side of the border. And if anyone gets in her way, they’ll be pushing up petunias.

Kickliy is an international star in the field of comic books and was nominated for a 2017 Angouleme Award in France for his critically acclaimed Musnet series. This English translation of PERDY is his first work with Image Comics.

PERDY hardcover (ISBN: 978-1-5343-0847-3) will be available in comic shops on Wednesday, September 5th and in bookstores on Tuesday, September 11th.

 

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  1. Hmm, I wonder if there’s an American agent of some sort who’s working out the licenses and then publishing through Image for these? It’s a good step in the right direction, but I’d be curious about more of the business details. (Or is Image recruiting from the writer/artist owners in Europe to come work directly with them? Those books are all creator-owned, after all….)

    Also, it’s a good sign that it’s a hardcover book, but how large will the pages be? I’d hate to see the artwork shrunk down.

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