The SuicideGirls Bring Unique Lifestyle Brand to Comics
Tuesday, Jan 25th, 2011
Danger, mystery and sex combine in all-new mini series
Coming in March
IDW Publishing and the SuicideGirls are excited to announce a contemporary take on girls in comics, kicking off in March. A four-issue series, SUICIDEGIRLS is a wild adventure helmed by writer/actress Brea Grant (We Will Bury You), with art by David Hahn (Bite Club). This series features covers by Cameron Stewart, who also will be contributing mini-historical tales of the SuicideGirls in each issue. SUICIDEGIRLS pits an awesome gang of beautiful, tattooed, ladies against the deranged leader of a techno-religious cult, with lots of butt-kicking and witty banter.
The up-coming series is created under the direction of Missy Suicide, one of the founders of this respected contemporary lifestyle brand. SuicideGirls offers a unique attitude of alterative cultures in a vibrant, positive community of women and men.
From SG headquarters, Missy enthused "SuicideGirls and comic books are a natural fit. We are huge comic nerds and are thrilled to finally be bringing a book we can be proud of to the fans that have been asking us at conventions for years. We couldn't be more excited to be bringing the adventures of these beautiful modern pin-ups to the genre."
Beginning in March, the four monthly issues boast tattoos, breasts and butt-kicking as well as the secret history and adventures of these beautiful pin-up girls, all plotted by Steve Niles, Missy Suicide and Brea Grant. Each issue of SUICIDEGIRLS will feature a cover by Eisner-winner Cameron Stewart (Seaguy), and variant SuicideGirls photo covers!
As editor Mariah Huehner puts it, "I'm sure everyone will have a pre-conceived idea of what this series will be all about. And hey, it WILL have nudity and pretty girls and tattoo's. But it also defies conventions, has an irreverent sense of humor, and takes on the cultural idea of what 'normal' and 'sexy' really mean. Plus, explosions!"
SUICIDEGIRLS #1 ($3.99, 32 pages,
full color) will be available in stores in March 2011. Diamond
order code: JAN11 0500.
Visit IDWPublishing.com to learn more about the company and its top-selling books.
About IDW Publishing â€¨IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro's The Transformers and G.I. JOE, Paramount's Star Trek; HBO's True Blood; the BBC's Doctor Who; and comics and trade collections based on novels by worldwide bestselling author, James Patterson. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints; Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studios; and is the print publisher for EA Comics and ComicMix.
IDW's original horror series, 30 Days of Night, was launched as a major motion picture in October 2007 by Sony Pictures and was the #1 film in its first week of release. More information about the company can be found at IDWPublishing.com.
SuicideGirls has been redefining beauty since 2001. Since then, they have grown their audience to over 4 million unique visitors a month, becoming a cultural phenomenon along the way. Today, SuicideGirls has a social network reach of over 5 million people via their presence on sites like Facebook and Twitter.
Now a full service entertainment company, SuicideGirls have produced a series of longform documentaries that have topped ratings charts on cable TV, and have been featured in numerous TV show and specials (including CSI: NY). The company's fourth feature film is currently airing on cable television. Additionally, SuicideGirls has published two coffee table art house books that have both become bestsellers on Amazon, they have a clothing line, a magazine, an iPhone app and now an upcoming comic book.
Visit http://suicidegirls.com to see more of the girls and join the community.