Frank At Home On The Farm writer Jordan Thomas and Bulletproof Coffin artist Shaky Kane will team for a new miniseries, Weird Work, that applies Kane’s colorful, psychedelic artwork to a detective story.
Described as a mix of the “hard-boiled noir of LA Confidential” with “the bright, alien-filled worlds of Futurama,” the four-issue miniseries will arrive from Image Comics in July.
“While tightly scripted, the Weird Work universe was broad enough to allow me to put a pure comic book, Shaky-spin on the visuals,” Kane said. “A real fun book to draw. I just know that readers are going to share our enthusiasm for this off-kilter take on a hard-boiled future detective yarn.”
Here’s how Image describes the series:
After months of gang shootings, Weird Work follows Detective Ovra Sawce who is paired with a new partner on a triple homicide. But what were a billionaire’s assistant, a hood-turned-cult leader, and Sawce’s former partner doing in that warehouse?
“I always knew I was writing this series for Shaky,” said Thomas. “So I wanted to play to his strengths by filling the world with a cast of wild, almost psychedelic, characters, whilst also delivering a tough, taut, crime tale in the spirit of comics I love like Brubaker & Phillips’ Criminal and Darwyn Cooke’s Parker adaptations.”
Here’s a look at some of Kane’s interior work:
And while Kane drew the main cover, shown above, the first issue will also come in several variant flavors, by Mike Allred, Javier Rodriguez and Geof Darrow:
Look for the first issue on July 5.