- Author Bio
Anthropomorphic animals as you’ve never seen before. It’s Chinatown meets Animal Farm, with a mystery that reaches to the top of the food chain.
Private Investigator (and giraffe), Immanuel Diamond—Manny to his friends—has been asked by his uncle, an influential judge, to track down a prey fantasy movie. In the world of Animal Noir, MATURE films are staged hunts where one animal eats another, and the judge’s wife starred in one that has been hidden, until now. The conspiracy Manny uncovers reaches all the way to the top of the food chain. Giraffe detectives, hippo mob members, prey-obsessed lions, street fighting elephants, and oppressed zebras are just part of this wild animal kingdom.
Publication History: TR original
Publicity: Dedicated e-mail campaign with full issue sent ahead of initial order period
Digital review copy made available to 3000 industry and press contacts
Author and artist interviews, and exclusive content reveals in comic media (Bleeding Cool, CBR, Comics Alliance, etc)
Social Media: Promotion through a variety of social media; Facebook (128k), Twitter (98.8k), Tumblr (25k), with a feature on IDWpublishing.com.
Library push: Advance copies mailed out for review: Shelf Awareness, Library Journal, School Library Journal, Kirkus Reviews, etc.
Inclusion in Direct-to-consumer Newsletter (40,000 unique and engaged fans)
Cross promotion in IDW’s monthly titles (Circulation over 350,000)
"Although there is a lot of Zootopia here, there is even more Blacksad. This is noir. It is dark and cynical. World-weary PI’s with connections on both sides of the law handle matters too delicate for the official constabulary." –ComicWow.tv
"It didn’t take long to realize that this was actually a gritty crime story. The night scenes really emphasize this grittiness by using lots of darker colours and shading in the panels. The backgrounds offer some great details like torn movie posters, garbage, and graffiti to give the city a harsher look." –Comics: The Gathering