This year’s San Diego Comic-Con attendees will be among the first to get a peek at – and maybe even a copy of – RIP M.D., the new graphic novel from Lincoln Butterfield Animation and Fantagraphics Books. Exclusive preview copies will be available at the Fantagraphics booth (#1718), at just $12.99 each.
RIP M.D., the debut graphic novel from The Angry Beavers creator Mitch Schauer, is a creepy, fun-filled, all-ages adventure introducing Ripley Plimpt, an 11-year-old boy whose ordinary life is turned upside-down when he discovers that monsters are not only real, but are also in desperate need of his help to overcome their very real problems.
Here’s the synopsis from Amazon:
One foggy night, while searching for monsters in the cemetery behind his house, Ripley finds and rescues the tiniest of bats impaled on a thorn bush. What Ripley doesn’t realize is that he’s just saved the life, or “un-life,” of one of the world’s most dangerous night creatures — a vampire! Word spreads among all monsters of Rip’s heroic gallantry and kindness. Before long, legendary and mythical monsters from around the world are showing up on his doorstep proclaiming Rip as RIP, M.D. – Monster Doctor!
RIP M.D. was written and illustrated by Schauer, an Emmy Award winning producer, writer, and designer. Comic book veteran Mike Vosburg has brought his innovative, illustrative style to the artwork’s inking, and Michael Lessa and Justin Yamaguchi have created a whole new look for RIP M.D. with their cinematic color and special effects expertise.
Comic-Con attendees can meet Mitch Schauer and Mike Vosburg during a special autograph session at 10:00 AM, Saturday, July 24, 2010, also at Fantagraphics Booth #1718.
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