Thursday, October 22, 2009

it's on!

For Immediate Release - 10/22/09

SLG Publishing
P.O. Box 26427
San Jose, CA 95159
For more information or review copies, contact Jennifer de Guzman -

Extraordinary Experiences Take to the Road in
Escape from Dullsville

It all starts when a claustrophobic fetus, tired of its surroundings, decides to make an early exit. An avalanche of bizarre happenings follows because, after all, a single extraordinary circumstances tends to allow for more incredible circumstances to happen. In Escape from Dullsville by Andy Ristaino, due out from SLG Publishing in December, the precocious fetus becomes embroiled in the plots and schemes of the likes of little green men, mad scientist puppets, government cover-ups, jet-packed babysitters, strange cults, anarchists, beatniks, psychotic magicians, truckers, and crazy mothers, as it goes on the most wigged-out of road trips through the good ol' U.S. of A.

Escape from Dullsville, a 288-page black-and-white graphic novel, collects the entire run ofAndy Ristaino's comic Life of a Fetus, which was published by SLG from 1999 to 2001. It also features more than 80 new pages, including the previously unpublished issue eight, "Little Billy and Dr. Otto" comic strips, and background material. A hefty dose of of science fiction, politics, non-linear storytelling and innovative art, Escape from Dullsville tells an extraordinary story as only Andy Ristaino (The Babysitter) can concoct.

"Escape from Dullsville combines all of the genres I like," said Ristaino. "Crazy road trip movies, sci fi, '60s exploitation, comedy. It's basically a jumble of cult movie culture. The comic was designed around creating a universe that could change and grow as my ideas changed and grew," he explained. "A place to put any and all characters I created and a platform on which they can all exist at once, in a kinetic mental jumble with fluidity of storytelling, both visual and textual."

Escape from Dullsville can be pre-ordered at comic book stores now with the Diamond code OCT090664. Its ISBN is 978-1-59362-182-7.

Established in 1986, SLG Publishing is a San Jose, CA based publisher of comic books, graphic novels and related merchandise. Some of SLG's more notable comics and creators have included Johnny the Homicidal Maniac by Jhonen Vasquez, Milk and Cheese by Evan Dorkin and Zombies Calling by Faith Erin Hicks. More information about SLG can be found at its website,


DNAcinema said...

ciao! ha aperto i battenti il nuovo portale di cinema direttamente dagli studios di Cinecittà. News, recensioni, anteprime, foto, video e tanto altro ancora; e se vuoi collaborare con noi scrivendo recensioni scrivici @ P.S. Complimenti per il blog, ottimo lavoro! (saresti daccordo per un'affiliazione? ci terrei particolarmente...) A presto! Lorenzo

Gerald de Dios said...

Great cover choice, one of my favorites! Your first book is awesome!!! Such a fun book of your work. Thanks!!!