Cartoonist Steve Lafler teams up with publisher CO2 to release Ménage a Bughouse. a 408-page volume collecting Lafler's trilogy of Bughouse graphic novels, Bughouse, Baja and Scalawag.
Lafler will be touring the U.S. during July to promote Ménage a Bughouse. The Bughouse tour comes to Bergen Street Comics in Brooklyn, NY at 7 p.m. on July 13, with a panel discussion of Lafler's new book. The panel will feature rising art-comics star Austin English and CO2 publisher Gerry Giovinco.
Bughouse is the story of Jimmy Watts and his band of jazz playing bugs. The character driven story is set in a stylish “insect-noir” world, invoking an indigo-toned Manhattan of the early 1950s. Be-bop is king, and the alluring substance “bug juice” threatens to destroy the players against a backdrop of romance and intrigue.
Ménage a Bughouse retails for $24.99. A hardback edition will be available for $39.99. The large format book (8.5 x 11) showcases Lafler's fluid brushwork.
“Steve Lafler is a master cartoonist and his work is in a class by itself; an unpredictable amalgam of fun, intelligence, breeziness and glorious strangeness that keeps your eyes fed and your synapses sizzling.” --Jim Woodring
Bergen Street Comics, 470 Bergen Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217 (718) 230-5600
July 13, 7:00 p.m.
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