Mr. Big Launches Little Foot Publishing

I’d previously reviewed the nature minicomic Mr. Big. Now comes word that the collected edition will be the debut book from a new graphic novel line. Here’s the press release:

Mr. Big flyer

Silent Devil will announce Little Foot Publishing, its new line of creator-owned graphic novels, at SPX in Bethesda, Maryland, this weekend. The debut title, Mr. Big, is a 152-page digest sized graphic novel by cartoonists Carol and Matt Dembicki.

When a couple of adolescent fish go missing, the pond denizens blame Mr. Big–a giant snapping turtle that rules the pond–for their disappearance. The disgruntled animals decide it’s time to overthrow him, hoping to end the fear that permeates the pond. Despite warnings from a sage crayfish that disrupting the balance of the pond may lead to something even more fearsome replacing Mr. Big, the animals engage the help of some crows to kill the giant. But the crafty murder has its own motive for eliminating the snapper. “No one said Mother Nature was fair,” explains Matt Dembicki.

“Little Foot is a way for Silent Devil to showcase an amazing range of graphic novels done by some of the best cartoonists working today,” says Publisher Christian Beranek. “Mr. Big is our first book and we’re very excited about it. We plan on producing 2–4 novels a year under this line.”

The Dembickis will be at SPX with preview material. The book itself is due in January.

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