Upcoming: Noah Van Sciver’s Saint Cole from Fanta

Published On June 4, 2014 | By Joe Gordon | Comics, News, Upcoming

Fantagraphics have announced they are to publish the second graphic novel from Noah Van Sciver, with Saint Cole due to hit the presses in the spring of 2015. From the publisher’s description:

Saint Cole depicts four days in the life of a twenty-eight-year-old suburbanite named Joe, who works at a pizzeria to support his girlfriend, Nicole, and their infant child. When Nicole invites her troubled mother to move into their two-bedroom apartment until she lands on her feet again, Joe reacts by retreating into alcohol: he wants out, and he’s angry. He’s in a position to act rashly — and he does. This sophomore graphic novel from Noah Van Sciver may seem like a left turn from his wildly successful debut — a graphic biography of Abraham Lincoln entitled The Hypo — yet upon closer reflection, it shares the cartoonist’s preoccupation with pathos and the human condition.”

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I thought Noah’s The Hypo was a pretty intriguing piece of work and I certainly think it does creators no harm to go in a totally different thematic direction for a follow up. I suspect this is one I’ll be adding to my comics reading wish list next year. Noah was kind enough to do us a guest Commentary post on The Hypo which you can read here on the blog.

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Joe Gordon

Joe Gordon is ForbiddenPlanet.co.uk’s chief blogger, which he set up in 2005. Previously, he was professional bookseller for over 12 years as well as a lifelong reader and reviewer, especially of comics and science fiction works.

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