King Lear meets the Godfather in this engrossing psychodrama
by the authors of The Broadcast

Eric Hobbs crafts another thriller, adapting King Lear to the modern age and a crime family in Alaska, where he spent part of his life. A patriarch built a crime empire during the oil boom years and wishes to pass it off to his son and daughters. The son wants nothing of it, the daughters are a tad too blood thirsty and ambitious for much of the rest of the family…

The team that brought The Broadcast about a group of neighbors huddling in a barn thinking Orson Welles’ The War of the Worlds is real, and who end up more dangerous to each other than any danger coming from the outside, strikes again with a carefully crafted psychological drama. Tuazon’s sketch-like art adds to the mystery, suspense and darkness which slowly builds into bloody pandemonium.

Here’s what they said of The Broadcast:
"The characters are well developed. There is plenty of mystery and suspense involved, which is slowly unraveled with remarkable pacing." -Ain’t It Cool News
"The characters are memorable, and Tuazon’s wispy artwork, vague and expressive by turns, is perfect for the story."
-Brigid Alverson, Robot 6
"Hobbs provides convincing characterizations and a satisfying conclusion. Recommended."
-Library Journal
"Tuazon captures both the naturalism of the setting and its characters as well as the expressionistic nature of the human conflict. Thanks to Tuazon, it has a raw and visceral energy that raises the stakes for the reader." 
-Rob Clough, The Comics Journal

Family Ties will be premiered at the Toronto Comic Arts Festival beginning May. The Broadcast has been optioned for a movie.

Noel Tuazon lives in Toronto and Eric Hobbs in Kokomo, IN; they are available for interviews. Please be in touch with our publicist Stefan Blitz,

6x9, 184pp., B&W trade pb., $13.99, ISBN 9781561637294. Publication: May 2014
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