West Coast Blues
Street Date: September/October, 2009
Cover Price: $18.99
Author/Artist: Drawn by Jacques Tardi, based on the novel by Jean-Patrick Manchette Format: 80 pgs.; 7.5" x 10.5"; Trade Paperback
A savage noir thriller reuniting a superlative French cartoonist with a master crime novelist. An aimless young executive and desultory family man witnesses a murder and gets sucked into a spiral of violence involving an exiled war criminal and two hitmen. "Tardi brings a rough and gritty reality and an existential strangeness that makes his crime stories different than anyone else's." - Ed Brubaker (Criminal); "To put it simply, this s*** kicks ass." - Howard Chaykin
Description of excerpt: The two killers close in on our protagonist as he grudgingly takes his family to the seaside.