Dark Horse Comics will publish Jason Little's next webcomics collection, Motel Art Improvement Service, in November. The book collects the continuing adventures of Bee, the main character of 2002's Shutterbug Follies. The first book took the trifecta of winning two Ignatz Awards
, a Harvey Award and being banned from a high school in Texas.
You can read more about Bee at beecomix.com. Here's the solicitation information provided by Dark Horse:
Motel Art Improvement ServiceWriter/Artist/Cover Artist: Jason LittleOn sale: 11/17/10Price: $19.99
From Jason Little, author of the Ignatz Award-winning Shutterbug Follies comes another exciting “bubblegum noir” graphic novel, originally serialized in the acclaimed webcomic Bee!
Eighteen-year-old Bee has finally saved up enough to embark on her long-planned cross-country bicycle trip. However, she doesn’t make it very far before disaster leaves her stranded at a motel. Her hormones surge when she meets a misunderstood young artist on a mission to “upgrade” the banal “artwork” that hangs on the walls of every motel room. Taking a job there as a housekeeper, Bee snoops around in the motel’s dirty laundry and finds herself entangled in a scary drug deal gone dangerously wrong.
Featuring gorgeous artwork balancing grit with cuteness, Motel Art Improvement Service explores crime, young love, and the purpose of art, in a story that’s equal parts thrilling, funny, and sexy!