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Family Man
By (author): Jerome Charyn Illustrated by: Joe Staton
9781684054527 Hardcover English General Trade COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / Crime & Mystery Mar 19, 2019
$53.99 CAD
Active 7 x 10.5 x 0.93 in 304 pages IDW Publishing
Two brothers: one, a man of God; the other, a man of the Mob. In a city on the edge of chaos, they’ll do anything to survive.

The story begins in New York City…one hour into the future. Crime runs rampant, rogue cops patrol the rubble-strewn streets, predatory gangs steal anything that isn’t nailed down, and the once powerful mafia Dons cower in fear in their tenement prisons. Someone is killing the mob chieftains one by one, and the last survivors call on Alonzo, the Family Man, to hunt down the murderer. But it won’t be easy—not when Alonzo’s own brother Charles, the gun-toting Monsignor of the corruption-ridden New York City police department, is a prime suspect.

“Jerome Charyn is a master.” -Warren Ellis

“To finally have this collection between these two giants available in a single volume is a gift for which we can only hope to be worthy.” -Howard Chaykin

“The tension established between Joe’s cartooning instincts and the bleak subject matter produces a finished product satisfying to anyone serious about comics art.” -Phil Hester

Jerome Charyn, master of lyrical farce and literary ventriloquism, published his first novel in 1964. He’s the author of JERZY: A Novel of Jerzy Kosinski, The Secret Life of Emily Dickinson, I Am Abraham, and dozens of other acclaimed novels and nonfiction works. His short stories have appeared in The Atlantic, Paris Review, American Scholar, Epoch, Narrative and Ellery Queen. He lives in New York and Paris.

Author Residence: New York City, NY and Paris, France

Marketing: Promotion through a variety of Social Media: Facebook (128k), Twitter (98.8k), Tumblr (25k), and Instagram (19k) with a feature on IDWpublishing.com

Inclusion in Direct-to-consumer Newsletter (40,000 unique and engaged fans)

Cross promotion in IDW’s monthly titles (Circulation over 350,000)



Publicity: Digital review copy made available to 3000 industry and press contacts

Advance copies mailed out for review: Heavy focus on Entertainment sites

“This is not a story about good people and bad. It’s a powerful story that takes place in the gray.” -Marv Wolfman

“You can almost hear an imaginary clock tick-tick-ticking in the background as Charyn and Staton put their cast through their paces.” -Timothy Truman

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