Debut writer Michelle Perez and artist Remy Boydell (Emergency!, Recovery Blogger) will release THE PERVERT, which continues the narrative begun in the Eisner-nominated comics magazine ISLAND in full, painted color this April.
A surprisingly honest and touching account of a trans girl surviving through sex work in Seattle, THE PERVERT is an unflinching debut graphic novel that is preoccupied with work—what we put into our work and what it takes from us.
“This graphic novel's creation went through a relationship—its end, illness, personal hardship, and great triumph,” said Perez. “Remy and I are happy to share it with the world and with anyone who enjoys truth in storytelling and experience. If you hope, you'll love this book. If you despair, you'll love this book. If you wanna piss someone off, you'll love this book.”
“I spent a lot of time working in a comic book store when I was a kid, looking for things I related to,” said Boydell. “I feel like this book is going to be really important.”
THE PERVERT (ISBN: 978-1-5343-0741-4) hits comic book stores Wednesday, April 25th. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, March 12th.
THE PERVERT will arrive in bookstores Tuesday, May 1st. It is available for preorder via Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Indiebound, and Indigo.
Select praise for THE PERVERT:
“With THE PERVERT, Perez and Boydell strike an almost impossible path between desperation and hope, alienation and connection. A brutally beautiful book. People are going to lose their minds over how great this is.” —Alex Degen (Future Shock Zero, Felony Comics)
“Remy Boydell's work mixes influences from across the globe to tell unique personal stories that read like nothing else being done in comics.” —Brandon Graham (KING CITY, MULTIPLE WARHEADS)
“It’s an important story, one which I believe speaks for many whose stories have gone untold, and it is delivered with unmatched directness and delicacy.” —Will Toledo, of Car Seat Headrest
“I legitimately am in love with this book. I want to take this book back to my place and have it silently judge my reading habits and action figure collection. If this book were a person I would hook up with it once in 2012, then think fondly about it intermittently for the rest of my life.” —Jared Rosen, of Riot Games (“Dream Daddy”)
“I love Remy Boydell, who is intensely talented and empathic, who makes beautiful books that have intense but gentle ‘thingness.’” —Eliza Gauger (Problem Glyphs)