Asylum Press has announced the release of their latest original graphic novel, Trench Coats, Cigarettes, and Shotguns! The book debuts this June, and is written by Chuck Brown, with art by Philipp Nuendorf.
The book described in a sentence sounds something like this, “In a world of demon worshipping Mafioso, a mysterious hitman named Trypp must avenge the death of a friend, while he succumbs to his inner darkness.”
The story is set in a world filled with mech wielding gangsters, demonic Mafioso and demons that run wild on earth. A mysterious hit man named Trypp only relies on three things: his trench coat, his cigarettes and his shotguns. A new kind of crime family begins to emerge in New York City, one that uses ancient satanic rituals to gain the speed, strength and other attributes of demons from Hell. When the demonic mob murders the friend of Trypp; he begins to leave a path of death, destruction and blood to avenge her…but he also begins to embrace the darkness within his soul…
Asylum Press publisher, Frank Forte, has joined with Conquest Studios and 803 Studios to publish Trench Coats, Cigarettes, and Shotguns. Says Forte, “I’m really excited to be working with Chuck Brown and Philipp Neundorf to publish this incredible story. It’s very original, with a dark storyline and twisted characters. It’s exactly what Asylum Press wants to bring to the masses.”
“Working with Philipp Neundorf was a writer’s dream,” explains writer Chuck Brown. “Though we bumped heads now and again, he was able to take the world of Trench Coats, Cigarettes and Shotguns to new heights. Assembling this book took a lot of sleepless nights, time, and sweat. But in the end I think we created something unique and special. Take away all the demons, death, magic and mayhem in the book, and you’re left with a simple story about a grain of good trying to say afloat in a sea evil. Something I think a lot of people can relate to and enjoy reading.”
Artist Philip Nuendorf reminisces about creating the story, “Doing a full color page a day for around three months is an intense period of time. Even more when strong personalities like Chuck and I meet. Often enough, we were crushing our heads like Trypp [does to] the demons in the book. Back then, after bandaging my wounds and then looking at the pages, I felt it was worth the fight. And as I was looking at the book again for the occasion I still feel like that. Doing comics next to the big productions is tough, but damn worth the experience.”
Trench Coats, Cigarettes, and Shotguns is solicited in the April 2011 Previews catalogue, so have your retailer order your copy and look for it on shelves this June!
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