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After bursting onto the scene full-formed with 2005’s Night Fisher graphic novel and scooping up the Russ Manning Most Popular Newcomer Award just a year later, it’s taken a while for R. Kikuo Johnson to work up his feature-length follow-up.
But now we know.
Jumping from Fantagraphics to New Yorker art director Françoise Mouly’s Toon books, Johnson is passing off the art chores in favor of writing for artist Trade Loeffler, who drew the Zig & Wiki series for the publisher as well. Details are non-existent on the book itself, but now we know what to look for.
Although it’s been six years since Johnson’s last major book, he’s kept busy doing magazine illustrations and short comics for a variety of outlets including Marvel’s Strange Tales anthology, The New York Times and The Believer.