Devil’s Concubine Hits Shelves in May
Palle Schmidt’s much-anticipated graphic novel finally available in North America
San Diego, CA (March 15, 2011) – IDW Publishing is excited to announce the release of THE DEVIL’S CONCUBINE, available in May. Written and drawn by Danish artist Palle Schmidt, THE DEVIL’S CONCUBINE was previously released in Denmark as Blodets Konkubine, and is sure to quickly become a fan-favorite in North America.
My goal was making an all-out action movie in comic book form, something not exactly in the Danish tradition. I tried to cram as many guns, explosions, and Mexican stand-offs in as possible, while hopefully adding something new to the genre,” said creator Schmidt. “The book was always intended for a wider, international audience so this U.S. release from IDW is a dream come true for me.”
Set in a large European city, THE DEVIL’S CONCUBINE revolves around two cool but not too clever hitmen, hired to retrieve a mysterious cooler case by an unknown party. When the two accidentally shoot their contacts at the exchange without getting their money first, the mess really hits the fan. Chased by both the police, a gang of dangerous Rastafaris, and an erratic crime boss out for their blood, the pair bluff and shoot their way through the seedy underworld, on their way to the man who hired them, toward their own destruction.
“How to make a Palle Schmidt: Add one part Quentin Tarantino and two parts Eduardo Risso, shake vigorously, and pour over ice. Refreshing and unique, I’m truly excited to be part of unleashing Palle’s voice on an unsuspecting America,” said editor Denton J. Tipton. “Readers everywhere will be thrilled with this new standalone noir tale as it becomes the latest addition to IDW’s collection.”
A freelance comic book creator working out of the renowned Gimle Studios in Copenhagen, Schmidt is best known for his work in role-playing games, as author and artist of the Fusion series and for his illustration work. In addition to selling the international movie option, Schmidt is currently working on a spin-off to THE DEVIL’S CONCUBINE. The North American cover for THE DEVIL’S CONCUBINE was created by fellow Dane and longtime colleague, Starman and Hellboy artist Peter Snejbjerg.
Schmidt will be visiting the U.S. for both the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art Festival in New York City in April, and for San Diego Comic Con in July.
THE DEVIL’S CONCUBINE ($17.99, 104 pages, full color) will be available May 2011. Diamond order code MAR11 0487. ISBN 978-1600109485.
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