Fall in love with 'Blue Monday' all over again

Official Press Release

[Blue Monday]As a special Valentine to retailers and fans, Oni Press and Chynna Clugston-Major are sending you an all-new BLUE MONDAY comic book in early February, 2002. BLUE MONDAY: LOVECATS is an original one-shot starring the teenage roustabouts of Fresburger, CA. This new story takes a closer look at the relationships of the gang, focusing specifically on the burgeoning feelings between Clover and Victor.

"In the main BLUE MONDAY comics, we sometimes get caught up in the wacky hijinx and don't get to pause as much as we'd like to see the emotional lives of our characters," said Oni editor in chief Jamie S. Rich. "Since this is a book about teenagers, hormones are running at illegal speeds, and it's natural that the kids are going to get all dippy for one another. While ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS was more about feelings that weren't there, LOVECATS is about feelings that are."

"There is a lot that I have yet to reveal about Bleu and her friends," commented series creator Clugston-Major. "I have their lives mapped out for many years to come, and the path is going to involve a lot of ups and downs, successes and failures. Some friendships will become stronger, while others will be exposed as rotten. Bleu has been getting most of the spotlight so far. Now it's Clover's turn."

LOVECATS is the first of three specials for 2002 and 2003, all revolving around a special time of year. Part two is scheduled for October, and will look at how the gang celebrates Halloween. NOCTURNALS creator Dan Brereton has agreed to paint the cover.

"The plan was to keep BLUE MONDAY going even while Chynna worked on her new series, SCOOTER GIRL," Rich said. "We didn't want to go a year without new material, but we couldn't really schedule a new series while Chynna had six other comics to create. But don't worry. SCOOTER GIRL is a one-off project, while BLUE MONDAY is Chynna's life's work. Oni and Chynna are committed to BLUE MONDAY for the duration."

"I'm just getting started, folks," Clugston-Major concluded. "I have plenty of tricks up my sleeve. Get settled in your chairs, because BLUE MONDAY is gonna be a long flight!"

BLUE MONDAY: LOVECATS is a 32 page one-shot, and it retails for $2.95. It features an all-new, color cover by Chynna Clugston-Major and colorist Guy Major. This comic is intended for mature readers and scheduled to ship to comic book stores on February 1, 2002.

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