Joke's on them – we write all our comic book news stories in the nude here at Bleeding Cool.
Image Comics announced a new original graphic novel coming in February from writer Steven T. Seagle and a bevy of cartoonists including Emei Olivia Burell, Tina Burholt, Patricia Amalie Eckerle, Christoffer Hammer, Andrada-Aurora Hansen, Rebekka Davidsen Hestbæk, Hope Hjort, Angelica Inigo Jørgensen, Bob Lundgreen Kristiansen, Silja Lin, Sim Mau, Ingvild Marie Methi, Thorbjørn Petersen, Aske Schmidt Rose, Erlend Hjortland Sandøy, Mads Ellegård Skovbakke, Cecilie "Q" Maintz Thorsen, Fred Tornager, and Thomas Vium.
Called Get Naked, the new book promises to "take drawn storytelling into the world of the graphic essay." What is a "graphic essay," you ask, and what's this all about? Seagle explains in the press release:
"For most of my life I had massive reservations about getting naked. But the more I traveled the world, and found myself in uncomfortable situations, the more it became obvious that the American anxiety of 'I'm not taking my clothes off in front of anyone else unless it's to have sex with them' is unique—and not in a good way—to the US. I started looking into the history of nakedness and thinking about why we're so uncomfortable with bodies in this country—with me as a lens for that. Comedic essays seemed like the right way to chronicle what I realized, and graphic essays felt like a great new kind of visual challenge for challenging subject matter—nakedness—both physical and emotional."
Here's what you need to to get your hands on this:
GET NAKED OGN (ISBN: 978-1-5343-0480-2, Diamond Code NOV170679) hits comic book stores on Wednesday, February 7th and bookstores on Tuesday, February 13th. The final order cutoff for retailers is Monday, December 18th.