I missed this the first printing, but Image’s news of a second printing peaked my curiosity. If, like me, you don’t know what this one is all about, I’ll give you a quick rundown. It looks like our depressed rag-doll buddy here began life as an internet comic here. He’s a lovelorn, music-junkie meandering through Enid, Oklahoma. I am detecting the disaffected romanticism of Eternal Sunshine and the music snobbishness of High Fidelity. Reading the first few installments convinced me to pick up issue #2 today and the second printing of #1 next week.
“The latest sell-out first issue from Image Comics, THE LI’L DEPRESSED BOY #1, has already been sent back to press for a second printing! S. Stephen Struble and Sina Grace’s alt romance comic set to indie music, THE L’IL DEPRESSED BOY #1, will be back in stores again on March 23 with an all new cover.
Writer S. Steven Struble said, “We’ve been working on the The Li’l Depressed Boy for a long time. All this love really fills our hearts and proves the hard work was worth it.”
Up and coming artist Sina Grace commented, “If someone were to tell me that the book not only sold out as fast as it did, but also warranted a second printing, I would have called them a mean liar.”
Grace added, “I still cannot believe the tremendous support we’ve received from fans, retailers, and more so than ever: Image Comics!”
In THE L’IL DEPRESSED BOY #1, fans were introduced to that relatable titular character, LDB, as he seemingly looped through a series of those perfectly captured little moments of pop culture isolation and longing. He is awoken from his reverie by, ironically enough, the girl of his dreams. With the aim of burgeoning friendship, this intoxicating stranger pokes holes in LDB’s insular shell as he must learn to venture into the world outside of himself in order to keep up with her zest for life.
THE LI’L DEPRESSED BOY #2 (JAN110610), a 32-page full color indie romance comic for $2.99, will be in stores on March 9, 2011. THE L’IL DEPRESSED BOY #1 Second Printing (JAN118081) will be available again in stores on March 23, 2011.”
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My Best of 2012 Playlist by Eric Garneau
After being inspired by some friends, for the past few years I’ve been really into documenting my musical exploration with year-end mixes. I realize this is not a particularly novel thing to do, but hey, who has original ideas any more? Anyway, this has gotten even easier to do thanks to new technology like Spotify. read more