Chris Burnham is a member of the super-hot-and-hip House Theatre of Chicago. He’s also the illustrator of a much-anticipated graphic nobel from Joe Casey and Image Comics.
This is cool to me because I also have a theatre company. You can read about it here.
From the image press release:
This March YOUNGBLOOD’s Joe Casey and rising star Chris Burnham dig deep into the hidden super-villain underbelly of Los Angeles this March in the 120-page graphic novel, NIXON’S PALS.
“The ‘Nixon’ in NIXON’S PALS is Nixon Cooper, parole officer to Los Angeles’ ever growing super-villain scene,” said writer Joe Casey. “This is hard boiled storytelling, basically putting a superpowered spin on what I love in crime fiction by writers like Elmore Leonard and Jim Thompson.”
Casey is not comparing NIXON’S PALS to Leonard’s work lightly. The world of NIXON’S PALS is far from bright, with Burnham bringing a refreshingly unique twist on the conventional grim and gritty super tale.
Burnham said, “Not only is Joe the type of writer who lets an artist run free, but NIXON’S PALS is exactly the type of comics I love to draw. It’s an insane romp, filled with giant furnance robots, sentient breasts, and a ton of really vile bastards. It’s fun for the whole family!”
NIXON’S PALS (JAN082057), a 120-page black and white graphic novel for $12.99, will be in stores March 26th, 2008.
There are some great pictures on the House Theatre’s website that – it seems safe to assume – were rendered by Burnham. They look kinda like this.