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Iron Circus Acquires Mazie Lovie’s The Lucky Poor

The Lucky Poor

C. Spike Trotman and Andrea Purcell at Iron Circus Comics have acquired The Lucky Poor by the cartoonist Mazie Lovie, a middle-grade graphic novel memoir about the author’s time growing up in a Habitat for Humanity house, written with the involvement and support of Habitat for Humanity itself. It’s slated for publication in Winter 2023. The deal was initiated from the #dvpit hashtag on Twitter, a social media tool created for unagented, marginalized voices to showcase pitches.

Habitat for Humanity is an international non-profit organization that builds homes for underprivileged families. And when Mazie Lovie was thirteen, her family — her mom, autistic brother, and herself — qualified for one of their newly built houses. For seven years before that, they all lived in a tiny, two-bedroom apartment with mice, mold, unsavory neighbors, and a room barely big enough for Mazie and her brother to share.

But Habitat for Humanity didn’t simply move Mazie and her loved ones into a free home. It came with a lot of work . . . much more work than she ever expected, both physically and emotionally. And of course, the home did not magically fix every problem in her life.

Mazie Lovie is a London, Ontario-based illustrator that makes cute and silly things. Her previous work includes participation in the Dirty Diamonds anthology, The Nib, and official work for Habitat for Humanity, Canada. This will be her first full graphic novel.

New Marvel, BOOM!, Image, AfterShock, Iron Circus, and More are Available Now on comIXology

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AfterShock

Archie Comics

AWA Studios

Behemoth

BOOM! Studios

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Dynamite Entertainment

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Humanoids

IDW Publishing

Image Comics

Iron Circus Comics

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Oni Press

Papercutz

Titan Comics

Valiant Entertainment

Vault Comics

Yen Press

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Preview: The Night Marchers and Other Oceanian Stories

The Night Marchers and Other Oceanian Stories

EDITORS: Kate Ashwin, Sloane Leong, and Kel McDonald
WRITERS: Various
ILLUSTRATORS: Various
In Shops: Apr 14, 2021
SRP: $15.00

In this thrilling and witty comics collection, some of storytelling’s finest talents reimagine classic folklore from the Pacific with a modern twist. Ghostly warriors, angry gods, and monstrous tyrants? That’s just the start of this collection of folklore from the Pacific, retold in comics! This is a thrilling, funny, and totally new take on stories spanning the entirety of the region, with loads of lesser known myths and legends from the Philippines, New Zealand, Hawaii, and beyond.

The Night Marchers and Other Oceanian Stories

Preview: You Died: An Anthology of the Afterlife

You Died: An Anthology of the Afterlife

EDITORS: Kel McDonald, Andrea Purcell
WRITERS: Various
ILLUSTRATORS: Various
AGE RANGE: General Adult
SRP: $20
PAGE COUNT: 260
PUB DATE: March 23, 2021

Death — the one aspect of life we all have in common — is waiting for everyone, yet our practices, beliefs, myths, and stories about it are as diverse as we are. YOU DIED celebrates these vibrant cultural expressions of the great equalizer in a thrilling, life-affirming whirlwind of a book, an inspirational volume to be treasured through times of both loss and abundance (and every day in between).

At turns brazen and insightful, morose and optimistic, YOU DIED collects unforgettable tales of death and what comes next. Filled with beautifully illustrated accounts of grief and mourning, ancient myths, memorial rites around the globe, afterlife in the far reaches of space, and the simple and touching ways both the living and the dead carry on, this lively collection starts a comforting and much-needed dialogue about death as a natural part of life.

Featuring an introduction by death positivity movement pioneer and activist mortician CAITLIN DOUGHTY and a murderer’s row of comics talent including RAINA TELGEMEIER, SHAE BEAGLE, and LISA STERLE.

You Died: An Anthology of the Afterlife

Preview: The Crossroads at Midnight

The Crossroads at Midnight

(W) Abby Howard (A) Abby Howard
SRP: $18.00

A masterful collection of tales from the faded border between our day-to-day world and the horrifying unknown on the other side of midnight. An old woman living alone on the edge of a bog gets an unexpected – and unsettling – visitor, throwing her quiet life into a long-buried mystery. A misfit little girl, struggling to make friends, meets an understanding soul one day at the beach: but why will he only play with her alone at night? In this collection of evocative, unnerving slice-of-life horror, five stories explore what happens when one is desperate enough to seek solace in the unnatural, and what might be waiting for us at the Crossroads at Midnight.

The Crossroads at Midnight

Preview: Julian in Purgatory

Julian in Purgatory

(W) Jon Allen (A) Jon Allen
In Shops: Feb 03, 2021
SRP: $15.00

Being the mayor’s son comes with a lot of pressure: pressure to conform, perform, and live up to expectations. But Julian’s opting out of it all. He’s living on his girlfriend’s couch, dealing drugs, and watching the days pass, empty and unfulfilled. It… wasn’t too bad, to be honest. At least, not until Dana flushed his stash and booted him to the street. Alone, adrift, broke, and jonesing, Julian has burned his last bridge, his schemes have gone from “moronic” to “tied up in an abandoned mine shaft,” and the tiny town of Piney Bluff is swiftly running out of safe harbors for its most fortunate son. It’s time for Julian to take some steps, but first he has to find a way out of purgatory.

Julian in Purgatory

Preview: Last Dance

Last Dance

WRITER: Hanna Schroy 
ILLUSTRATOR: 
Hanna Schroy
SRP: $12
FORMAT: Trade Paperback
PAGE COUNT: 200

Miriam has trained her whole life to fulfill her dreams and it’s finally paid off now that she’s the prima ballerina of the Lulli Dance Company, but she’s been keeping a secret from them. The years of sprains, fractures, and bruises have taken their toll and a catastrophic ankle injury now means one terrible thing: she has to give it all up forever. Distraught beyond consolation, Miriam runs from the studio and discovers a secret room she’s never seen before. Inside she finds a pair of gleaming white and gold slippers and a mysterious voice whispering to her in the dark. If she tries on the slippers, it says, she’ll regain the strength to raise en pointe. It speaks the truth!

Soon, Miriam is back, but each achievement means danger for everyone around her and negotiation with the spirit who claims it wants just one little harmless thing in return . . . to join the ballerinas and dance, just like her.

Last Dance

Preview: Softies

Softies

WRITER: Kyle Smeallie
ILLUSTRATOR: Kyle Smeallie
AGE RANGE: Middle Grade (10-12)
GENRE: Science Fiction / Humor
SRP: $15
PAGE COUNT: 200
PUB DATE: October 20, 2020
PUBLISHER: Iron Circus Comics

Earth has exploded! Here’s what happens next.

When planet Earth just kind of blows up without warning, 13-year-old Kay becomes the world’s youngest chunk of space debris. She’s inadvertently rescued from the vacuum by Arizona, an alien space-waste collector, and Euclid, his erudite cybernetic pet, and from there this unlikely trio blasts off for the most outlandish, hilarious, and occasionally bureaucratic adventure of their lives!

As Arizona tries to keep their ship on course and show Kay the ways of the wider universe, her new role as Earth’s sole survivor slowly comes into focus through each increasingly silly stop on their wild intergalactic road trip. The fledgling team is on a search for the next big score and a loose concept called “home,” both answered by the eternal question: “Where to next?”

Softies

Preview: Penultimate Quest

Penultimate Quest

WRITER: Lars Brown 
ILLUSTRATORS: 
Lars Brown, Bex Glendining
AGE RANGE: Teen+
GENRE: Fantasy / Philosophy
SRP: $25
PAGE COUNT: 340
PUB DATE: October 6, 2020
PUBLISHER: Iron Circus Comics

Far across the Western Ocean on a mist-shrouded island guarded by giant sea monsters, heroes come to explore the mysterious dungeons that lie below the surface. None have yet to reach the bottom and return to tell the tale. Each party gathers daily for a new round of potion-making, sword-sharpening, armor-buying, and dungeon-crawling, and after hours of leveling up in dangerous battles with monstrous creatures from the depths, they rest and try again the next day when everything repeats. That is, until one adventurer stops to ask why. Is it endlessly exciting, or simply endless?

In a witty, genre-defying tale of magic, mystery, and philosophy, brave warriors must learn the difference between diversion and escape as they try to break the cycle of a penultimate quest in which the final fantasy never arrives.

Penultimate Quest
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