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Ovi Nedelcu’s “Pigtale” debuts from Image Comics in January

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Ovi Nedelcu’s “Pigtale” debuts from Image Comics in January

Official Press Release

Start with a scooter-driving private investigator, add an intelligent
talking pig, toss in an evil wolf intent on conquering Portland after
destroying both pig and detective (plus anyone in between), and what have
you got?

You’ve got fresh talent Ovi Nedelcu’s PIGTALE, a new bimonthly ongoing
series, debuting this January from Image Comics.

PIGTALE tells the story of Boston Booth, an amateur private investigator in
Portland, Oregon, as he tries to deal with a life turned upside down by
financial and professional turmoil. Things take a dramatic twist for Boston
when he is introduced to Clyde, an intelligent talking pig desperate to
escape from his evil step-brother, Taxx, a wolf hell-bent on destroying
Clyde, and taking over the city while he’s at it.

Nedelcu’s singular sense of style and cinematic approach to storytelling has
earned raves from anyone who’s seen the book, including superstar comic
artist Mike Wieringo, who says Ovi’s “jaw-dropping” style “is like nothing
I’ve ever seen,” and PIXAR animation story supervisor/artist Ronnie Del
Carmen, who compares Nedclu’s staging of scenes to “the spare style of Chuck

Count Image publisher Erik Larsen among Nedelcu’s fans.

“Pigtale is one of those books that fall out of the sky and you have to
wonder, ‘Where the hell did THIS guy come from?,'” says Larsen. “And I mean
that in the best possible where-have-you-been-all-my-life kind of way. This
guy is, simply put, incredible–and I’ve got a strong feeling about this
one. Generally, when that happens–it’s a book that catches readers and
retailers by surprise and they come back at me a few month later and say to
me, ‘why didn’t you TELL ME this was going to be good?’ well, we do–and we
will. And like Flight, Ultra, The Walking Dead, Firebreather and Invincible
before it–I think readers and retailers alike are simply going to fall in
love with this book.”

And in case you think he’s kidding, Larsen has a few last words for those on
the fence about PIGTALE:

“Seriously folks–this book is outstanding and you’ll never stop kicking
yourself if you miss it. This guy is GOOD.”

PIGTALE, a bimonthly ongoing series, is available for preorder in the
November issue of PREVIEWS. The first issue will be on sale January 12.

Image Comics is a comics and graphic novels publisher formed in 1992 by a
collective of best-selling artists. Since that time, Image has gone on to
become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. There are
currently four partners in Image Comics (Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc
Silvestri and Jim Valentino), and Image is currently divided into three
major houses (Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions and Image
Central). Image comics and graphic novels cover nearly every genre,
sub-genre and style imaginable, offering science fiction, romance, horror,
crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and
writers working in the medium today.

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