Fantagraphics announced it will release Noah Van Sciver’s Saint Cole, based on the critically acclaimed cartoonist’s webcomic, in March 2015.
Scriver ‘s previous graphic novel, also published by Fantagraphics, was The Hypo: The Melancholic Young Lincoln, a biography of Abraham Lincoln, appeared on several “Best of 2012” lists, including MTV Geek, Boing Boing, Library Journal, and Publisher’s Weekly Critic’s Poll. Prior to that, Scriver was best known for his independent comic series Blammo.
The story follows a suburbanite named Joe, who is struggling to support his girlfriend and their infant. When his girlfriend invites her troubled mother to live with them, Joe begins drinking, and makes a rash decision. The 112-page graphic novel will be flexbound, B&W, and have an MSRP of $19.99.