Official Press Release
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. (March 25, 2002) Writer-publisher Larry Youngannounced today that his publishing house is going back to press withnew editions of three more of AiT/Planet Lar's graphic novels:ASTOUNAUTS IN TROUBLE: SPACE 1959, THE MAKING OF ASTRONAUTS IN TROUBLE,and NOBODY.
"We're extremely gratified with the reception our whole line hasgarnered inside comics as well as in the mainstream press, and it'sparticularly satisfying for me personally that the AiT scriptcollection, THE MAKING OF ASTRONAUTS IN TROUBLE, is going back to print.When we initially offered the script collection, there were more than afew folks who felt the need to tell me I was off my rocker; that no onewould have any interest in a book of comic book scripts in general or ofa collection of mine in particular. The fact that you can getcollections of Warren Ellis' DARK BLUE scripts from Avatar or BrianMichael Bendis' POWERS scripts from Image, now, as well as a SECONDedition of my script collection, is quite a vindication for me and mybelief that there is an audience for this sort of thing, believe me. Icouldn't be happier"
Young's own graphic novel. ASTRONAUTS IN TROUBLE: SPACE: 1959, isgetting a re-design, courtesy of Brian Wood. "This is my favorite of theAiT series," said AiT/Planet Lar publisher Mimi Rosenheim, "and it'sawesome that Bri can work his magic on the Kieron Dwyer cover art so itthematically matches the rest of our line. It's got sort of an EC vibegoing, but it's filtered through the modern sensibilities of his art.Honestly," Rosenheim said, "it's just all kinds of neat that Kieronsigned his cover 'KD '59.' I love his work. And Brian kicks it up withhis design."
In addition to the script collection and AiT: SPACE 1959, the horrorgraphic novel NOBODY is also going back for a second printing in May.This one, also, sports a cover by artist/designer Brian Wood. "Even withthe design work I do for Rockstar Games and with the cover art for theupcoming GLOBAL FREQUENCY series Warren Ellis is doing over atDC/Wildstorm… I have to say that the AiT/Planet Lar book covers I doremain the coolest of all, because slowly but surely, I am designingtheir entire catalog of books. That's the sort of opportunity anyartist/designer would KILL to have," said Wood. "Wherever I go, I knowI've always got a home at AiT/Planet Lar."
AiT/Planet Lar is a pop-culture company dedicated to bringinghigh-quality entertainment to the masses through the creation oforiginal projects or producing works deserving of wider recognition.AiT/Planet Lar provides a full range of services from concept tocompletion including writing, art management, lettering, advertising andpromotion, prepress production, ancillary merchandise, and printmanagement. Currently the company is focused on producing OriginalGraphic Novels to be distributed through mass-market bookstores,Khepri.com, and specialty bookshops around the world.
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