Official Press Release
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. (March 25, 2002) Writer-publisher Larry Young
announced today that his publishing house is going back to press with
new editions of three more of AiT/Planet Lar’s graphic novels:
ASTOUNAUTS IN TROUBLE: SPACE 1959, THE MAKING OF ASTRONAUTS IN TROUBLE,
“We’re extremely gratified with the reception our whole line has
garnered inside comics as well as in the mainstream press, and it’s
particularly satisfying for me personally that the AiT script
collection, THE MAKING OF ASTRONAUTS IN TROUBLE, is going back to print.
When we initially offered the script collection, there were more than a
few folks who felt the need to tell me I was off my rocker; that no one
would have any interest in a book of comic book scripts in general or of
a collection of mine in particular. The fact that you can get
collections of Warren Ellis’ DARK BLUE scripts from Avatar or Brian
Michael Bendis’ POWERS scripts from Image, now, as well as a SECOND
edition of my script collection, is quite a vindication for me and my
belief that there is an audience for this sort of thing, believe me. I
couldn’t be happier”
Young’s own graphic novel. ASTRONAUTS IN TROUBLE: SPACE: 1959, is
getting a re-design, courtesy of Brian Wood. “This is my favorite of the
AiT series,” said AiT/Planet Lar publisher Mimi Rosenheim, “and it’s
awesome that Bri can work his magic on the Kieron Dwyer cover art so it
thematically matches the rest of our line. It’s got sort of an EC vibe
going, but it’s filtered through the modern sensibilities of his art.
Honestly,” Rosenheim said, “it’s just all kinds of neat that Kieron
signed his cover ‘KD ’59.’ I love his work. And Brian kicks it up with
In addition to the script collection and AiT: SPACE 1959, the horror
graphic novel NOBODY is also going back for a second printing in May.
This one, also, sports a cover by artist/designer Brian Wood. “Even with
the design work I do for Rockstar Games and with the cover art for the
upcoming GLOBAL FREQUENCY series Warren Ellis is doing over at
DC/Wildstorm… I have to say that the AiT/Planet Lar book covers I do
remain the coolest of all, because slowly but surely, I am designing
their entire catalog of books. That’s the sort of opportunity any
artist/designer would KILL to have,” said Wood. “Wherever I go, I know
I’ve always got a home at AiT/Planet Lar.”
AiT/Planet Lar is a pop-culture company dedicated to bringing
high-quality entertainment to the masses through the creation of
original projects or producing works deserving of wider recognition.
AiT/Planet Lar provides a full range of services from concept to
completion including writing, art management, lettering, advertising and
promotion, prepress production, ancillary merchandise, and print
management. Currently the company is focused on producing Original
Graphic Novels to be distributed through mass-market bookstores,
Khepri.com, and specialty bookshops around the world.
AiT/Planet Lar: Making Comics Better.
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