The multi-Eisner Award winning team of Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips are working on an intriguing-sounding original graphic novel tale, PULP, on its way to us from Image Comics next May.
Max Winters, a pulp writer in 1930s New York, finds himself drawn into a story not unlike the tales he churns out at five cents a word – tales of a Wild West outlaw dispensing justice with a six-gun. But will Max be able to do the same, when pursued by bank robbers, Nazi spies, and enemies from his past?
“When Sean and I decided to do something completely new for our next original graphic novel, he planted the idea of a Western in my head,” says Brubaker of the project. “And I found myself drawn to the era where that genre first hit big – the pulp magazines and the Great Depression.
“I thought about all these writers telling fictionalised versions of the vanishing days of the Wild West, as their own world was going through one of its darkest hours,” he continues, “And suddenly I realised I had the makings of a really great pulp story, but one set in the real world. A story that I really wanted to tell.”
“I asked Ed to write me a Western and this is as close as he could get,” Sean adds, revealing on Twitter that the story runs to over 70 pages.”Hopefully I don’t have to draw too many horses. Or hats. Or six-shooters. What was I thinking?’’
• Pulp Hardcover Edition will be available on Wednesday 20th May 2020 and in bookstores on Tuesday 26th May 2020
• If it’s a bit of pulp-inspired art you’re after for Christmas, check out these marvellous limited edition, timed prints from Sean. They’re available for two weeks only until 18th December 2019 from seanphillips.bigcartel.com