Insight Editions, an independent publisher recognized for its innovative art and pop culture books, announced the launch of Insight Comics, a dynamic new imprint dedicated to publishing original and licensed graphic novels.
The first books of the new imprint will release in March 2017. The initial list will introduce all-new original stories; licensed comics based on popular film, television, and gaming properties; and captivating work from best-selling and critically acclaimed foreign writers and artists. These beautifully illustrated stories will run the gamut from tales of post-apocalyptic horror and sci-fi survival to epic fantasy battles, supernatural adventures, and thrilling detective mysteries for both adults and children.
Insight Comics will launch with titles originally published in Europe, available now for the first time in English. The Baker Street Four: Vol. One, Elves, Vol. One, Siberia 56, and more will feature the dynamic work of best-selling and critically acclaimed creators. These gorgeously illustrated stories weave tales of post-apocalyptic horror, sci-fi survival, epic fantasy battles, and thrilling detective mysteries.
The first original comic releasing in 2017 is M.F.K., a story about a half-deaf girl trying to survive in a post-apocalyptic world. Nilah Magruder, the series creator, is a Dwayne P. McDuffie Award winner for Diversity in Comics, and works as an animator for Disney Studios. Another original, After Houdini, details the story of Harry Houdini's estranged son, Josef. Harry Houdini, master magician and covert spy for the United States, has been kidnapped. The only man who can save him is his son Josef, who, like his father, knows the power of magic?and how it can be more than just an illusion. Written by Jeremy Holt and illustrated by Kevin Zeigler, After Houdini is packed with intrigue, suspense, and fantasy, and provides a revisionist look at one of history?s most mysterious figures that is sure to take readers on a journey they?ll never forget.
Publisher and CEO Raoul Goff said that the expansion into the genre is an exciting development for the company.
?Insight Editions is thrilled to launch this new imprint,? he said. ?Insight Comics aims to bring our high-quality standards to the graphic novel universe, tell original stories, and invite readers to immerse themselves in powerful new worlds.?
Insight Comics represents a natural progression for the company, which has been become known for publishing unique illustrated fiction and high quality art books featuring the work of world-renowned artists.
Executive editor Vanessa Lopez added that as long-time comic fans, the new imprint has been a labor of love for the Insight Editions team.
?Insight Comics will be dedicated to the core tenets that guide all of our publishing?premium art, storytelling, and quality,? she said.
Additionally, Mark Irwin has joined Insight Editions as a senior editor to lead the imprint. Mark has worked with Marvel and DC Comics, Heavy Metal Magazine, Konami, Nickelodeon, and many others over his twenty-five-year career as an art director, editor, and illustrator. He joins an Insight editorial team hungry to bring first-rate comics to the industry.
?What's exciting about this imprint is the incredible production and creative resources that Insight brings to the table,? Irwin said. ?It's a very exciting time in comics right now, and Insight's contributions to the field will only increase that excitement."