Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips' Three Full Graphic Novels in 2021

In his latest newsletter, comic book creator Ed Brubaker has updated his readers on his follow up projects to Pulp and Cruel Summer with Sean Phillips, published this year. And it seems they are going for the triple next year, with three graphic novels all in the same series. He wrutes.

I mentioned last time I would tell you what Sean and I are working on next in this newsletter… but because we're not quite ready for the official announcement yet, instead I'm just going to tell you what I can.

1 – It's a series, but it won't be released in single issues. It'll be a series of original graphic novels, each telling a complete story, and starring the same lead character.

2 – It's something totally new that I came up with since the pandemic lockdown started, but not inspired by it at all, in fact the opposite.

3 – The few friends that have seen it in progress are more excited about this series than anything else we've ever done.

4 – Sean has just turned in page 67, and he's still got about half the first book left to draw, so these are not going to be the novella format of JUNKIES or PULP, they'll be longer.

Here's a panel from another page:

Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips' Three Full Graphic Novels in 2021
Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips' Three Full Graphic Novels in 2021

5 – We'll be putting out THREE of these books over the next year, which is something that I don't think has ever been done in comics – three full-length OGNs in one year by the same team. So if you're a longtime reader of ours, you'll actually be getting more "content" than usual soon.

I'll tell you what it's called and show more of a preview in the next newsletter, as well as telling you when it launches (sooner than you think). Until then – Here's a colored page (colored as usual by Jacob Phillips) from early in the book.

Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips' Three Full Graphic Novels in 2021
Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips' Three Full Graphic Novels in 2021

About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.

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