Saturday, January 28, 2006

The Tourist...coming this April

The Tourist: a graphic novel written by the brilliant Brian Wood, illustrated by Toby Cypress.
IMAGE comics: Due out this April 6. 104 pages.
Comic book store order code: FEB061767

required listening: Portishead, Interpol

"The Tourist" is about an American GI that goes AWOL in search of his future, and finds himself in a remote Scottish fishing village while pursued by his past. A dangerous game of cat/mouse threatens himself, his dreams, and those he's come to care for.

"The Tourist"... brings a bag of trouble for an innocent fishing village that has risked it's happiness for a stranger, and his bag of secrets.

Brian Wood, is simply one of the most brilliant, and passionate writers of our age.

His work doesn't pull any punches, and speaks with a voice from a gut level viewpointed reality.

Brian, and I have been friends for a long time since meeting at a comic book show years ago as art students.

He's continued to create with a sense of passion, and contributed a brilliant voice in the independant publishing artform.

The Tourist is a remarkably different from some of his other works. Sorta' a mix of Demo, Couriers, and recent works such as DMZ...yet still unique. A study of people like much of his work is, but expanding his diversity still again.

Order youself a copy of The Tourist...available this April 6.

comic store order code:FEB061767


Monkeyfeather said...

Man, this looks really great Toby. I've been looking forward to this book for quite some time. The fact that I'll finally get it on my b-day just sweetens the deal.

Great work. I look forward to seeing more.

jchristopher said...

Awsome, I cannot wait until I get my hands on a copy!

j. christopher greulich

=shane white= said...

Yeah, I've been waiting to see your work man. This looks like something I'd enjoy very much. Don't know anything really about Wood's writing, but art is half the battle!


pbcbstudios said...

wow. this looks great!

John G said...

GODDAMN. I'm in.

xoshua said...

looks awesome!

Azaceta said...

WOW! Awesome pages! I have two questions... What exactly do you ink with? Looks like a variety of brushes and maybe quill pen too...? AND are you gonna make it out to the big NYC con in Feb?


Fran Lopez said...

I really like the way you understood Zaffinos' ink, without copying it.

Anyway, it's just a really good job.
Greets from Argentina,
-Fran López

Anonymous said...

this is looking absolutly terrific to me,
So much dark ink... it`s beautifull

T.Cypress said...

Yeah, I use a variety of brushes, kind of like painting. Mostly I use a Raphael #2,#3,#4 and a flat slant tip brush.
I also use a crow quill #102 for stiff, graphic lines for limited line variation.

fran lopez-
Thank you, Zaffino's work is very courages.

TSM said...

Amazing work, man. Adding link now.

Anonymous said...

Thought you might like to know

Enjoy!! He's here at WonderCon

T.Cypress said...

thank you for the link.
I do enjoy Tony's work!
Wish I could be there for WonderCon, maybe next year?

zeruch said...

A very good, quick read, and the linework was very engaging.

Anonymous said...

great work.
Gotta say though. The pages near the end looked kinda rushed.

Anonymous said...

great work.
Gotta say though. The pages near the end looked kinda rushed.