Dark Horse Press Release
With the New Year comes new ideas, and Dark Horse Comics is proud to announce an original title sure to stimulate the brain! Dotter of Her Father’s Eyes comes to Dark Horse as a graphic memoir looking to make waves.
With artwork by Bryan Talbot, recognized worldwide as one of the truly original voices in graphic fiction, and words from Mary Talbot, PhD, an internationally acclaimed scholar and author, there isn’t one reason why this book shouldn’t be in the hands of graphic memoir enthusiasts across the globe!
Part personal history, part biography, Dotter of Her Father’s Eyes contrasts two coming-of-age narratives: that of Lucia, the daughter of James Joyce, and that of author Mary Talbot, daughter of the eminent Joycean scholar James S. Atherton. Social expectations and gender politics, thwarted ambitions and personal tragedy are played out against two contrasting historical backgrounds, poignantly evoked by the atmospheric visual storytelling of award-winning graphic-novel pioneer Bryan Talbot.
Produced through an intense collaboration seldom seen between writers and artists, Dotter of Her Father’s Eyes is smart, funny, and sad–an essential addition to the evolving genre of graphic memoir.
Dotter of Her Father’s Eyes is on sale February 8, 2012.
Since 1986, Dark Horse Comics has proven to be a solid example of how integrity and innovation can help broaden a unique storytelling medium and establish a small, homegrown company as an industry giant. The company is known for the progressive and creator-friendly atmosphere it provides for writers and artists. In addition to publishing comics from top talent like Frank Miller, Mike Mignola, Neil Gaiman, Gerard Way, and comics legend Will Eisner, Dark Horse has developed such successful characters as the Mask, Timecop, and SpyBoy. Additionally, its highly successful line of comics and products based on popular properties includes Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Aliens, Conan, Emily the Strange, Tim Burton, Trigun, Serenity, and Domo. Today Dark Horse Comics is the largest independent comic-book publisher in the US and is recognized as one of the world’s leading publishers of licensed comics material.