First Look at BETTER PLACE from Top Shelf Productions

by Charles LePage

BetterPlace_pr-1-195x300 First Look at BETTER PLACE from Top Shelf ProductionsIDW Publishing/Top Shelf Productions has released a fabulous first look at the BETTER PLACE graphic novel.

The press release follows:

Media Release — On October 26th, Top Shelf Productions (an imprint of IDW Publishing) is releasing Better Place, a new graphic novel written by Duane Murray and illustrated by Shawn Daley. Crafted with layers of emotion and sympathetic characters, including some childlike adults and some awfully mature kids, this book is a celebration of vintage comic-book imagination and a harsh dose of reality crashing against that fantasy.

Better Place follows Dylan who just moved to a new house, with no friends, and a mother who doesn’t have time for him. Luckily, he has his Grandad. Together, they are Red Rocket and Kid Cosmo, who save the universe every day with the power of imagination! But one day, Dylan learns that his Grandad is suddenly gone… to a “better place.” Now, Kid Cosmo will have to save the day, all by himself.

About the creators:

Duane Murray has been writing, producing and acting professionally since graduating from York University’s Acting Conservatory in 1998. He has script consulted on projects for studios including Warner Brothers, Dreamworks, HBO and Netflix. He is currently developing TV adaptations of International Bestselling novels The Last Rituals and The Mythago Wood. Duane is also an actor appearing in over 65 film and TV productions highlighted by playing the role of Hansi Kalkofen in the Academy Award-winning Best Picture Spotlight. Duane’s latest feature film Red Rover, which he both co-wrote and produced, was recently released in North America. He is an alumni of both the prestigious TIFF Studio and National Screen Institute and currently lives in Hamilton with his wife, daughter and cat.

Shawn Daley is a Ringo Award nominated cartoonist and chiptunist from Toronto. Majoring in audio production and working a number of years in the recording industry, he began to focus on telling stories through comics in 2015 with his debut, TerraQuill Collected. Since then his published works include Samurai Grandpa and Ogre. When not writing or drawing comics, he’s writing music for independent game developers. Or, sometimes, just for fun.

Better Place
AVAILABLE: October 2021
ISBN: 978-1-60309-495-5
Shawn Daley (Author, Artist) Duane Murray (Author)
IMPRINT: Top Shelf

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