IDW announces Paul Lee's 'Lurid'

Official Press Release

[Lurid]SAN DIEGO, CA - Ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes of a "Gentlemen's Club" before, during, and after hours?

With LURID #1, series creator Paul Lee takes you behind the stage to walk in the high heels of stripper. What you'll find will surprise you.

Paul Lee (The Crow, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Sam & Twitch and Fused) along with hot new artist Adam Huntley bring you the true-to-life tales of Club Lurid, one of Southern California's finest "Gentlemen's Clubs". This new creator-owned series takes an unflinching look at the lifestyle and characters that make up the working life of a strip club.

LURID will show you all sides of exotic dancing - including many you never knew existed. The art for this series is as gritty and realistic as the lives of the strippers themselves. LURID is backed by detailed research by Paul Lee and Adam Huntley.

"Did you know in some areas, strippers are required to get a license to strip? Or that in most clubs, the strippers have to pay the club to dance? What do we really know about the people behind the g-strings? What are their stories? There have been many Hollywood depictions of the lifestyle, but none of it has ever touched the truth. LURID is about the choices made and the innocence lost along the way," said series creator, Paul Lee.

"Books like Paul Lee's LURID open a wide path into areas and readers that most mainstream comic books don't touch," said Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Beau Smith.

LURID #1 will be published by IDW in August 2002. It's 32 black-and-white pages and retails for $2.99.

IDW is a cutting edge entertainment company, covering almost all aspects of youth culture: DVD menu design, custom artwork and comic books, video game character design, and collectible card game formulation, to name a few. IDW has worked with a wide range of clients including Trimark Pictures, Artisan Entertainment, The Upper Deck Company, Electronic Arts, Ultima Online, WizKids, Cartoon Network, Microsoft, Nickelodeon, Wizards of the Coast, and many more. IDW Publishing's first publication was Uno Fanta: The Art of Ashley Wood.

More information about IDW can be found at their website, www.idwpublishing.com.

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