Optimum Wound Comics to Publish Danijel Zezelj’s King of Nekropolis

by Jeff

Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) September 12, 2008 — Optimum Wound Comics announces today the launch of King of Nekropolis, a new online comic and forthcoming graphic novel. King was written and illustrated by acclaimed comics creator Danijel Zezelj (Stray Dogs, Loveless, DMZ, Small Hands and Rex).

King will be Optimum Wound’s second release following on the heels of Zezelj’s dark graphic novella, Rex, released back in May. Rex was an earlier work from 1995 repackaged and translated for an English audience. King of Nekropolis is brand new material. The graphic novel is 96 pages, black and white and will be released on November 26th, 2008. It will be distributed by Diamond Comics and sold online through Amazon and Heavy Ink.

King launched as a webcomic today premiering on the Webcomics Nation network. It will update on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays with three new pages each week. The online comic will continue to run for the next eight months. King is the fourth webcomic launched by Optimum Wound.

Jason Thibault, Publisher and co-owner of Optimum Wound, comments: “We are more than excited to be releasing more work by Danijel. It’s been a dream come true working with one of the finest storytellers in the comics medium. Most of the North American comic book audience has only seen Danijel’s work through his commercial work for DC/Vertigo and Marvel. We’re hoping to change that by exposing new readers to his more personal works from his rather extensive back catalog.”

A brief synopsis of King:

Ras Casal is a private detective, haunted by demons and old memories, addicted to drugs and on the verge of complete madness. Casal is hired by Professor Noah to find an old colleague, Theobald Hall, a brilliant computer scientist who has disappeared under mysterious circumstances. The hunt to find Theobald begins as does a long and terrible descent into personal hells for Ras. His journey into the heart of Nekropolis becomes his last chance at redemption.

Danijel Zezelj is a graphic artist and illustrator, author of more than twenty graphic novels. His comics and illustrations have appeared in magazines and anthologies in Croatia, Slovenia, England, Switzerland, France, Italy, Spain, Sweden, South Africa and the USA. Danijel’s work has been published by DC Comics/Vertigo, Image, Marvel Comics, The New York Times Book Review, Harper’s Magazine, San Francisco Guardian & Washington Chronicle.

Optimum Wound Comics is a boutique publisher operating out of Vancouver, Canada, specializing in dark crime and horror graphic novels and online comics.

Founded in 2005 by three Canadians, Optimum Wound started as an online comics channel branching out into publishing in 2008. Optimum Wound differentiates itself publishing primarily black and white genre work from around the world.

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