Emma Kubert, who is a third-generation comic artist from the Kubert family, said she conceived “Inkblot” while she was a student at the Kubert School. “Growing up, I always thought comics were all about masculine super men, which wasn’t quite relatable, so I turned to the world of fantasy, like Harry Potter, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” she says in the press release. “I loved the fantasy genre so much that I knew one day, I’d have to forge a world of my own. The creation of ‘Inkblot’ was an extremely collaborative effort between Rusty and I. We both work in the same studio, talking about plots, checking each other’s work, and making sure everything fits seamlessly together. We each use our strengths to create our magically fun comic and epic fantasy world!”
Gladd said, “Emma and I work as a team to put each stitch into the tapestry of ‘Inkblot.’ Readers can expect the cat to behave erratically, to accomplish the absurd, and to be just as vindictive as it is cute and cuddly. It will lead others on adventures, save those in peril, and play with its food.”
In other Image news, the publisher announced they will publish an English translation of Nicolas Petrimaux’s Angoulême Award-winning graphic novel “Gunning for Ramirez” this fall. The book, set in Falcon City, Arizona, follows Jacques Ramirez, a mute vacuum repairman who is mistaken by a cartel for the world’s deadliest assassin (and traitor), Ramirez.
“Inkblot” #1 will be released online and in comic book shops on September 2. “Gunning for Ramirez” will be released on September 30, and in bookstores on October 6.