Media Release — To those to that know Milt Gross and his work, he is a legend among legends. For those that don’t, in 1930, Gross wrote and drew one of the very first graphic novels, the acclaimed He Done Her Wrong. Gross was also a popular comic-strip creator (with hilarious cartoon-style Yiddish-isms), novelist, produced animation (for Disney and MGM), and was a screenwriter (and co-writer of films with no less than Charlie Chaplin).
IDW Publishing and Yoe Books are very proud to be releasing the “lost” graphic novel, Milt Gross’ New York, this December. In a mind-blowing, laugh-filled, freewheeling tour of New York, Gross’ character, Pop, and his sidekick son, blast through the East Side, the West Side, Chinatown, and Harlem. The demented duo roar through Yankee Stadium, the New York Public Library and Coney Island! This is really the Big Apple like you have never seen before and it’s all kinds of amazing!
“Gross was a comedic genius,” said Craig Yoe. “Publishing our previous Gross book, The Complete Milt Comic Books and Life Story, and now this rare, important and hilarious lost graphic novel would make me proudly stand tall—if I wasn’t rolling on the floor laughing from Gross’ guffaw-inducing work!
The book offers all of this as well as an insightful introduction by none other than huge Milt Gross fan, the comic industry’s greatest innovator, and man about town… Jim Steranko! Yes, THAT Jim Steranko!”
Here is your chance to experience one of the first and most brilliant graphic novelists’ work and just in time for the holidays. Don’t believe us? Here’s what some other luminaries have had to say about the man:
“I love all his work—what a goofball!” —Robert Crumb
“Still Great!” —Jules Feiffer
“He frees you up!”—Patrick McDonnell
“Dig!” —Matt Groening
HC • FC • $24.99 • 104 pages • 7.5″ x 10.5″ • ISBN: 978-1-63140-173-2
Offered again! The Complete Milt Gross Comic Books & Life Story • ISBN: 978-1-60010-546-3
About IDW Publishing
IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro’s The TRANSFORMERS, G.I. JOE and MY LITTLE PONY; Paramount’s Star Trek; Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; 2000AD’s Judge Dredd; The Rocketeer; Toho’s Godzilla; Wizards of the Coast’s Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons; V-Wars from New York Times best-selling author Jonathan Maberry; Ragnarök from Eisner Award-winner Walter Simonson; Winterworld, created by Chuck Dixon and Jorge Zaffino; and Little Nemo from the award-winning duo of Eric Shanower and Gabriel Rodriguez. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints, Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studio, and the multiple award-winning Artist’s Edition imprint.
IDW’s critically- and fan-acclaimed series are continually moving into new mediums. Currently, Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Disney are creating a feature film based on World War Robot; Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Warner Brothers are producing a film based on Ashley Wood’s Lore; Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes and Sony are bringing Zombies vs. Robots to film, Kurtzman/Orci are producing a movie based on Locke & Key at Universal.