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Fantagraphics has announced the acquisition of worldwide rights to the three book graphic novel series The Cloven by author Garth Stein and artist Matthew Southworth. The Cloven: Book One is set to release in July 2020 and debut at San Diego Comic-Con International.
The Cloven follows James Tucker, the most successful Genetically Modified Human Organism ever created. Conceived in a privately financed, top-secret laboratory on Washington’s Vashon Island, Tucker is a cross between a human and a goat — a Cloven. Known to his friends as “Tuck,” all he wants is to live a normal life as a university student; everything is going fine, until he shows a girl his hooves… Moody and mysterious and atmospheric as a fever dream, The Cloven follows Tuck’s breakneck journey across the Pacific Northwest as he searches for his tribe — a fabled herd of feral Cloven living in the Cascade Mountains.
Garth Stein is a #1 New York Times-bestselling author, filmmaker and playwright based in Seattle. His book The Art of Racing in the Rain has sold over six million copies worldwide, and was released as a major motion picture in 2019 to wide acclaim.
Matthew Southworth is a Seattle-based comic artist and writer. He is the co-creator (along with Greg Rucka) of the comic book series Stumptown, as well as an Executive Producer of ABC’s new Stumptown TV series.