Some of you might be familiar with a column we run here at Multiversity entitled “Strange Love,” in which Jeremy Holt writes about how he broke into comics. It’s a heartfelt column we’re honored to be able to share, and from what we’ve seen you guys are digging it too. Excellent.
Of course, since “Strange Love” is a bi-weekly column, that means there’s no new column this week. So in light of that, how about we fill up some of that space with comics, eh? Sounds good? Good.
Today, we’ll be giving you first looks at two of Jeremy’s books coming out from 215Ink in October. The books are “Cobble Hill” and “Southern Dog,” and a more diverse debut you could not have. With one book featuring a Teen Wolf/Ginger Snaps vibe mixed with family and race relations and the other being a Young Adult comic with a brand new female heroine, both books are set to debut at New York Comic Con this year.
And this isn’t just Jeremy’s show. Oh no. Wait until you see the gorgeous art from Selena Goulding and Alex Diotto. You’re going to be pumped.
But enough from me. Let’s get to the comics! Here’s your first look at “Cobble Hill,” along with credits and press release:
Art & Cover: Selena Goulding
215 Ink is proud to announce the release of the new Young-Adult thriller Cobble Hill, debuting at New York Comic Con.
Written by Jeremy Holt and drawn by Selena Goulding, Cobble Hill is a coming of age story of 17 year old, Samantha Charles – sole heir to her family’s fortune after the mysterious disappearance of her parents.
“I’ve often found female characters to be misrepresented in comics,” explained Holt. “With Cobble Hill, I want to introduce a female lead that is both strong and relatable — inherently — while at the same providing an engaging mystery for a younger audience.”
Another important character to the story is the fictional historical port town of Cobble Hill. More specifically, inanimate objects that speak to Samantha in cryptic messages which reveal dark secrets about the quiet and unassuming town — riddles she will ultimately solve.
With a broad range of the industries most talented creators and comics such as Vic Boone, Transmeet, Jesus Hates Zombies, Beware…, and Footprints, Cobble Hill plans to provide new YA content to 215 Ink’s expanding audience.
215 Ink is proud to announce the release of the new rural noir Southern Dog, debuting at New York Comic Con.
“I’m very excited that 215 Ink took a chance to tell a story that many publishers found too controversial,” said writer, Jeremy Holt.
Inspired by such films as Teen Wolf and Ginger Snaps, Southern Dog examines the unique complexities of race, love, and what it truly means to be a family in the Deep South.
“With the story aside, this comic couldn’t happen without the talents of my production team, artist Alex Diotto,” continued Holt, “and mega- talent Riley Rossmo, who’s provided his signature style for each cover.”
With a broad range of the industries most talented creators and comics such as Vic Boone, Transmeet, Jesus Hates Zombies, Beware…, and Footprints, Southern Dog will be joining an already stellar lineup from 215 Ink.
Both books are debuting soon in October, and you can bet you buttons we’ll have more with Jeremy on them when the time comes.