ABOUT SAVAGE TOWN
IN LIMERICK CITY, JIMMY “HARDY” SAVAGE IS A GANGSTER ON THE RISE, FACING TROUBLE FROM ALL SIDES.
With the local cops, rival gangs, his best mate, and his mammy all out to stick a knife in him, will the bollocks live long enough to get to the top? More importantly, will he pay me back for that fiver I gave him last week?
From the savage minds of Declan Shalvey (All-Star Batman, INJECTION), Philip Barrett, and Jordie Bellaire (Vision, THEY’RE NOT LIKE US) comes an original Irish graphic crime novel that’ll leave you gaspin’…for a pint!
Thinks he’s some fancy pants because he’s drawing a critically acclaimed graphic novel series called INJECTION with Warren Ellis. He’s also drawn MOON KNIGHT, DEADPOOL and ALL STAR BATMAN and thinks he’s a big deal now because he’s writing DEADPOOL VS OLD MAN LOGAN. What a gobshite.
Philip Barrett is a comic artist, illustrator, live-drawer and a total legend to boot. He’s been self-publishing his comic Matter since 2001, that’s like before the internet and everything! He’s also illustrated the book series ‘WHERE’S LARRY?’ which is gas craic.
Jordie Bellaire is a two-timer Eisner winning colourist for acclaimed projects such as VISION, THEY’RE NOT LIKE US, PRETTY DEADLY, INJECTION, AUTUMNLANDS etc as well all mainstream hits like BATMAN, SPIDER-MAN, DEADPOOL, MOON KNIGHT and HAWKEYE. She is also the writer/co-creator of REDLANDS. Christ, that’s a lot of comics, isn’t it?
Clayton Cowles is the letterer of books like THE WICKED + THE DIVINE, BITCH PLANET, BATMAN, VISION, STAR WARS and REDLANDS. Christ knows how he lettered all the nonsense in this book, fair play to him like.
Emma Price is a freelance graphic designer from… ugh, England. She has weaved her designy magic for books like CRY HAVOC and ANGELIC.
Sebastian Girner is a freelance comic book editor, (whatever that’s supposed to mean) for books like DEADLY CLASS, SOUTHERN BASTARDS and THE GODDAMNED. He’s also the writer/co-creator of SCALES & SCOUNDRELS and co-writer/co-creator of SHIRTLESS BEAR-FIGHER! Jaysus, is everyone on this book a bloody writer all of a sudden!?
“SAVAGE TOWN FEATURES THE KIND OF WRITING AND ART THAT’LL HAVE YOU DEVOURING THE WHOLE THING AT ONE SITTING. IF YOU LIKE SEEING COMICS REALIZING THEIR POTENTIAL, OR IF YOU JUST LIKE A DAMN GOOD STORY, THIS ONE’S SO FAR UP YOUR STREET IT’S PARKED OUTSIDE YOUR HOUSE.”
“SAVAGE TOWN IS AS AUTHENTIC AS IT IS PASSIONATELY CONSTRUCTED. PAGE ONE, PANEL ONE, YOU FIND YOURSELF FULLY IMMERSED IN THIS VERY FASCINATING TIME AND PLACE. A REALLY WONDERFUL BOOK.”
“ONE HELL OF A PAGE-TURNER. IRELAND’S ANSWER TO STRAY BULLETS, BUT WITH A VOICE ALL ITS OWN. DECLAN, PHILIP, JORDIE AND CLAYTON ARE COMING OUT OF THE GATE WITH A REAL WINNER HERE.”
“WITH SAVAGE TOWN, SHALVEY AND BARRETT SERVE UP A BRILLIANT BEER-SOAKED, WORKING-CLASS CRIME TALE OVERFLOWING WITH QUICK-WITTED HUMOUR AND AN UNDERLYING DESPERATION THAT WILL HAVE YOU CHEERING FOR THE SHIFTIEST OF CHARACTERS.”