According to Publisher’s Weekly, long-time comics fan, Karin Slaughter is starting her own graphic novel imprint, Slaughterhouse at Oni Press. Her graphic novel, The Recidivists, is slated for a 2009 release. Those readers unfamiliar with Karin Slaughter’s work, she is the writer of the popular Grant County series. Her 6th entry in the Grant County series, Beyond Reach, was released July 31, 2007 from Delacorte Press. I know I will be looking forward to seeing what this imprint has to offer. I am starting to see more authors go into this medium because it seems to offer them the freedom and creativity that they crave. Also, Oni Press also publishes LOCAL by Brian Wood and Ryan Kelly that I enjoy that centers around one recurring character who is a drifter, temporarily settling down in hometowns across America.
[tags]Karin Slaughter, Oni Press, Slaughterhouse Imprint[/tags]