“Bags (Or a Story Thereof)” first look

“Bags (Or a Story Thereof)” first look

When Bags (Or a Story Thereof) was announced a few months ago, I wasn’t sure what to make of it.

Now that BOOM!, have released a first look at the graphic novel, I... still don’t know what to make of it.  But really, I think that’s the point: it’s a quirky story that has some interesting design work, with some deeper themes of loss and longing at play.

Oh and also there’s a walrus sage that sorts bags of trash.  Truly it’s a tale for the ages. 

In all seriousness, I’m liking the way this book is looking, so check out the details below. 

Per BOOM!: 

Your First Look at BAGS (OR A STORY THEREOF) from BOOM! Studios

A New Graphic Novel from the Acclaimed Creator of Over the Garden Wall

LOS ANGELES, CA (February 1, 2019) – BOOM! Studios today revealed a first look at BAGS (OR A STORY THEREOF), a new original graphic novel by Patrick McHale, creator of the Emmy Award-winning Cartoon Network series Over The Garden Wall, artist Gavin Fullerton (Disney’s Space Chickens in Space), and colorist Whitney Cogar (Steven Universe), available in stores July 2019.

BAGS (OR A STORY THEREOF) is the tale of a man and his dog. John Motts lives his life in his home with his dog, Beth, until one day, she goes missing. John begins a frantic search that leads him to the policeman’s home, the advice-giving walrus down the street, and eventually into the dark woods beyond the edge of town where he runs into several mysterious figures in this haunting tale of loss and the unknown.

BAGS (OR A STORY THEREOF), featuring a cover by Fullerton, is the latest release from BOOM! Studios’ award-winning  KaBOOM! imprint, home to comics for middle grade and younger readers including licensed series such as Adventure Time™, Steven Universe™, Rugrats, and Over The Garden Wall™, along with original series like Pandora’s Legacy by Kara Leopard, Kelly & Nichole Matthews, Bodie Troll by Jay Fosgitt, Ruinworld by Derek Laufman, and Just Beyond by R.L. Stine, Kelly & Nichole Matthews.

“Patrick’s original short story comes to life with Gavin’s stunning art and Whitney’s classic colors as we follow a man who is shaken from his normal routine by a surprising and unexpected loss.” said Shannon Watters, Editor, BOOM! Studios. “In the wake of the disappearance of his dog, John follows an increasingly erratic train of thought which leads down an unusual and dangerous path until it may be too late to find his way back.”   

Bags (Or a Story Thereof) will hit comic shops on July 17 and other retailers on July 23.

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