Dodson Signs For Humanoids Book

Monday, July 29, 2002

UPDATE: Humanoids announces name change on Coraline project. Click here for the story.

Humanoids Publishing has announced that artist Terry Dodson has signed on for their new graphic album, tentatively entitled Coraline. This book is not related to the latest Neil Gaiman novel of the same name, and will undergo some sort of name change before it solicits.

"I have always been an admirer of European comics, Humanoids books especially, so it's great to have the opportunity to work on them myself," said Dodson. "The project I am working on, Coraline, is part Victorian drama, part steampunk, part fantasy, plus pirates, and unlike anything I have worked on before. It's a great opportunity to try new things, stretch my artistic wings, so to speak. I have also been given the freedom and time to do the best work possible on the story".

Scheduled for release some time in the 2003, the company says Coraline is set in the 19th Century and "tells the story of a young woman who answers an ad in a newspaper for a job as a nanny. She soon finds herself working on an estate full of incredible inventions and gadgets far beyond anything else from that time period. Coraline's job is to keep the young master of the estate distracted from all the inventions, a task that proves much more difficult than she originally planned."

"This is a perfect book for Terry, and we're elated to have him on board for it," said Ian Sattler, Marketing Manager for Humanoids. "The story offers a lot of mild eroticism that's very suited to the way he draws female characters. These scenes are interplayed with all the cool gadgets on the estate, and we get to see the full range of how good Terry's art is. It's going to be a wonderful project."

Coraline is written by Denis-Pierre Filippi. For future updates on this project, go to:

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