A sneak peek at the first few pages of my new graphic novel.... and where to get it!
Late 2007 saw the full colour publication of “The Flying Friar” graphic novel by Rich Johnston, Thomas Nachlik, Thomas Mauer and Ian Sharman, published by Markosia Comics (not 'Murkosia' as The Guardian would have it!).
It tells the apparently true story of a 17th century Italian saint, Joseph of Copertino, who was seen flying by thousands of people in his life, with a pop culture twist.
As Joseph grows up in rural Italy alongside the grand nephew of reformer Martin Luther, Lux. A man who can fly, his friend Lux Luther, a story of religion versus science, friend versus friend, of greed corruption, power and superpowers. And it all happened 400 years ago.
Smallville meets The Name Of The Rose. Details on how to get a copy below.
If you have trouble finding a copy firstname.lastname@example.org with your address and I'll find you a local seller!
"A beautiful pallette of browns and golds... well-written". - The Guardian Review
"Well worth seeking out" - The Telegraph
"Rather beautiful new graphic novel" - Popbitch
"Saints don't ordinarily make good comic book heroes... the exception to all this is St Joseph of Copertino" - G2
"This is one terrific book and I can’t recommend it highly enough" - Pop Culture Zoo
"One of the best reads of 2007"- Newsarama
"Exceptionally thought provoking... beautiful, beautiful stuff" - Ain't It Cool News
"Well paced, well scripted and beautifully drawn" - Variety
"One of the best and, given our current American culture’s fear of offending anyone when it comes to discussing religion, ballsiest Elseworlds stories that DC never published" - Newsarama
"Rich Johnston, Satan take his balls, has found one of Those Ideas... The Name Of The Rose via Smallville" - Warren Ellis
"A fabulous fabulous book" - Regie Rigby
"Thomas Nachlik's art, with its angular lines and parchment tones, fits the tone of the work beautifully" - Valerie D'Orazio
"A testament to Rich's ability to weave an interesting tale that sucks me in" - Kevin Huxford
UNIT 1, 13 ANLABY ROAD,
Midtown Comics SpazDog Comics Earth-2 Comics
Times Square 21610 N. 35th Avenue #162 15017 Ventura Blvd.
200 W 40th Street Glendale, AZ 85308 Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
New York NY 10018 623-582-3240 (818)386-9590
Dragon's Lair Pop Culture Comix Clem's Comics
7959 Fredericksburg Rd # 129 W 87th Street 212 S Washington Sq
San Antonio, TX 78229 Overland Park, KS Lansing, MI 48933 210) 615-1229 913.341.0040 (517) 485-2369
424B-10th St. NW
Calgary, AB, Canada T2N 1V9
Any comic shop should be able to "backorder" a copy with the code: AUG073845
The Flying Friar is published by Markosia Comics and available in all good comic shops in November. If your nearest shop doesn't have a copy, give them the order code: AUG073845 and they should be able to supply you with a copy shortly.
Shops confirmed as stocking "Flying Friar" include:
21610 N. 35th Avenue #162
Glendale, AZ 85308
|COMIC RELIEF |
2026 Shattuck Ave
|Comickaze Comics, 5517 A/B Clairemont Mesa Blvd|
San Diego CA 92117-2342
15017 Ventura Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
|Brave New World Comics|
22722 Lyons Avenue #6
1414 West Taylor Street Griffin
569 Jonesboro Road McDonough
|Dr. No's Comics|
3428 Canton Road
Marietta GA 30066
2418 N Monroe St # 210
Tallahassee, FL 32303
4201 Coldwater Rd.
Ft. Wayne, IN 46805
|Clem's Comics & Games|
212 S Washington Sq.
Lansing, MI 48933
|Green Brain Comics|
13210 Michigan Ave.
Dearborn, MI USA
7th St/Camelback 602-265-8886
107th ave/Indian School 623-872-8886
|Cosmic Monkey Comics|
5335 NE Sandy Blvd.
Portland Oregon 97213
|All Heroes Comics|
4410 Lake Ave.
Rochester, New York 14612
|Midtown Comics Times Square|
200 W 40th Street
New York, NY 10018
|Midtown Comics Grand Central|
459 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10017
|Main Street Comics|
157 Dolson Avenue
Middletown, NY 10940
|New Dimension Comics-McMurray|
113 E. McMurray Rd
McMurray, PA 15317
|Dragon's Lair Comics & Fantasy|
7959 Fredericksburg Rd. Ste. 129
San Antonio, TX 78229
1844 Ste.Catherine St.W.
Montreal, Que. Canada
|Another Dimension Comics|
424B-10th St. NW
Calgary, AB, Canada T2N 1V9
39 Great Russell Street
London WC1B 3NZ
|2 TONE COMICS|
40 MARKET STREET
Unit 1, 13 Anlaby Road,
148 Charing Cross Road
5 Middle Row
Maidstone, ME14 1TF
|Forbidden Planet 179 Shaftesbury Avenue|
London, WC2H 8JR
020 7420 3666
However, "Flying Friar" will no doubt be stocked in many other comic shops. To find your nearest in the UK, click here. Or to order a copy in the mail, contact Forbidden Planet in the UK or either MidTown Comics.
Retailers, feel free to download Flying Friar shelftalkers for your store, and email me to add your details.