Big Planet Comics is excited to welcome John K. Snyder III for a signing of his new book “Eight Million Ways to Die” on Saturday July 14, 2018 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM. His books will be for sale.
In crime-ravaged 1980’s New York, a troubled ex-cop turned unlicensed detective takes on his most dangerous case, hunting down a serial killer-hitman, and ultimately coming face-to-face with his deadliest enemy, himself, in John K. Snyder III’s graphic novel adaptation of the celebrated story by Lawrence Block.
Steeped in traditional pulp, Block’s writing has a true gift for capturing the art of conversation between his characters. These are the lowlifes of society, for whom Block occasionally finds redemption, but who are more often among the vilest beings in human existence. Snyder’s art both encapsulates and elevates these rough-cut gems in a graphic, grainy, and moody setting that evokes the dark, noir magazine covers of the period.
Lawrence Block is one of the most widely recognized names in the mystery genre. He has been named a Grand Master of the Mystery Writers of America and is a perennial winner of the prestigious Edgar and Shamus awards, as well as a recipient of prizes in France, Germany, and Japan. He also received the Nero Award, and Diamond Dagger from the British Crime Writers’ Association. He is a prolific author and is a devoted New Yorker and enthusiastic world traveler.
John K. Snyder III is an Eisner-nominated artist whose career spans over three decades. His previous literary adaptations include DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE and Joseph Conrad’s THE SECRET AGENT. He is also known for his work on DOCTOR MID-NITE and SUICIDE SQUAD for DC Comics, and is the creator of the groundbreaking alternative comic series FASHION IN ACTION.
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