Image Comics released today the print and digital versions of Todd, The Ugliest Kid on Earth. Creators Ken Kristensen (Adventures of the Escapist) and M.K. Perker (Cairo, Air) have included rare behind-the-scenes additional content for the digital version of the book that will entice any comic book fan. The downloadable edition of the book will include early black-and-white versions of the art, the original dialog script that was given to the artist, an in-depth start-to-finish look at the pitch of the book to Image, as well as the art and how both processes evolved, and a special welcome letter from the creators INCLUDING their contact info. Todd, the Ugliest Kid on Earth is available in the the comiXology app, comiXology.com, Graphicly.com, ComicsPlus app, and the Apple iBook/iTunes store. Fans can go to https://comics.imagecomics.com/#/issue/36079/Todd-the-Ugliest-Kid-On-Earth-1-of-4- to download the book directly.
“Deleted scenes and art are always interesting, but we wanted to really let fans walk a mile in our shoes,” explained Co-Creator Ken Kristensen. “The evolution of the comic creation process is one that most fans don’t get a chance to see.” M.K. Perker commented “Ken and I have been friends forever. In the digital edition, you get to see us laugh, try new things, screw up, trash bits and start all over again. It’s like a buddy cop movie in comic creation form!”
Todd: The Ugliest Kid on Earth issue 2 will be available February 13rd, 2013 in both digital and print formats.
Print editions of the series can be found at your local comic stores or wherever Image Comics are sold.
About Image Comics :
Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline, Skybound and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit www.imagecomics.com.
About co-creator M.K. Perker:
Eisner-nominated comic book artist and writer whose work includes Cairo (Vertigo/DC), Air (Vertigo/DC), Insomnia Café (Dark Horse), as well as runs on Fables (Vertigo/DC), and most recently The Unwritten (Vertigo/DC). He is a member of the Society of Illustrators.
About co-creator Ken Kristensen:
Award-winning writer and comic book junkie. One of the greatest moments of his writing career was working with his hero Pulitzer-prize winner Michael Chabon on The Amazing Adventures of the Escapist (Dark Horse). He is a member of The Writers Guild of America and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.