Ed Brubaker is heading to San Francisco on October 13. The writer of so many very good things, including Kill or Be Killed, Criminal, and The Fade Out, will stop by Isotope – The Comic Book Lounge in San Francisco to sign copies of his new original graphic novel My Heroes Have Always Been Junkies (and other things).
The new graphic novel sees Brubaker and his longtime creative partner, artist Sean Phillips, return to the world of Criminal. From Image:
“Teenage Ellie has always had romantic ideas about drug addicts. The tragic, artistic souls drawn to needles and pills have been an obsession since the death of her junkie mother ten years ago. But when Ellie lands in an upscale rehab clinic where nothing is what it appears to be, she’ll find another, more dangerous romance… and find out how easily drugs and murder go hand-in-hand.
“MY HEROES HAVE ALWAYS BEEN JUNKIES is a seductive coming-of-age story, a pop and drug culture-fueled tale of a young girl seeking darkness—and what she finds there.”
“October 13th, I’m at the ISOTOPE in San Francisco for the first time in about ten years, I think. Isotope was where I had my first big events back in the days of SLEEPER, and James and Kirsten always put on a great big party. I’m there from 8 to midnight, answering questions and signing books and who knows what else? No arm-wrestling, though, I’m too old for that shit..”
Isotope always throws a grand party around a creator’s visit including thematic cocktails by co-owner Kirstin Baldock and happening tunes from DJ Bearzbub. It’ll certainly be a good time.