In The Short While by Jeremy Sorese, when two men meet through a jacket mix-up, the result is unexpected romance! The upcoming graphic novel will be released by BOOM! Studios imprint Archaia on November 10th, 2021.

Back in February 2021, The Beat was pleased to exclusively announce the publication of the graphic novel (along with some additional preview pages), and today, we’re proud to present a preview of the upcoming graphic novel.

Sorese’s previous book, 2015’s Curveball, was published by Nobrow and earned a Lambda Literary Award nomination.

The Short While

Here’s the description of the graphic novel from BOOM! Studios:

After a party, two men accidentally swap their jackets and are thrust into a most opportune meeting. In each other they find what they’ve been missing all along – love. Companionship. Honesty. And the joy of being able to trust your heart to someone else.

But no love is perfect, and they also find everything they ever feared – loss of self. Loss of freedom. And the tragedy of losing your heart to someone who can’t keep it safe.


And if you’d like to read the rest of the press release, you can do so below the preview pages.

Arriving mid-November 2021

Will you be picking up a copy of The Short While when it arrives at your local bookstore or public library in November 2021? We’re waiting to hear from you! Give The Beat a shout, either here in the comment section or over on social media @comicsbeat!

Love & Loneliness in Jeremy Sorese’s THE SHORT WHILE

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LOS ANGELES, CA (July 21, 2021) – BOOM! Studios today revealed a new look at THE SHORT WHILE, a new original graphic novel from acclaimed comics creator and Lambda Literary Award nominee, Jeremy Sorese (Curveball), that presents the tragic but redemptive love story of two men who meet, quickly fall in love, and then find themselves falling apart when an unexpected event changes both their lives forever, available in November 2021.

THE SHORT WHILE is the latest release from BOOM! Studios’ award-winning Archaia imprint, home to inspiring graphic novels such as Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut, Ryan North, and Albert Monteys; The Sacrifice of Darkness by Roxane Gay, Tracy Lynne-Oliver, and Rebecca Kirby; Big Black: Stand at Attica by Frank “Big Black” Smith, Jared Reinmuth, and Améziane, We Served the People by Emei Burell, The Realist by Asaf Hanuka, New World by David Jesus Vignolli, About Betty’s Boob by Vero Cazot and Julie Rocheleau, Waves by Ingrid Chabbert and Carole Maurel, The Grand Abyss Hotel by Marcos Prior and David Rubín, and more.

Print copies of THE SHORT WHILE will be available for sale on November 10, 2021 at local comic book shops (use to find the nearest one), and bookstores everywhere on November 16, 2021, or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and Kindle.

For continuing news on THE SHORT WHILE and more from BOOM!, stay tuned to and follow @boomstudios on Twitter.