One of my favorite comics of 2007, Brandon Graham’s King City overcame spotty distribution to earn critical acclaim, and an Eisner nomination for its creator. Unfortunately, the much-anticipated second volume has become a casualty of Tokyopop’s OEL constriction, so its future looks grim.
According to Bryan Lee O’Malley, Tokyopop won’t allow Graham to take King City to another publisher. However, that won’t stop Graham: He’s posting a chapter a week “until it goes to print in English or until it doesn’t.”
“I try not to be snotty about all this,” he writes. “Right now this is what I can do.”
So go now and read the first 12 pages of King City, Vol. 2.
I hope that, one way or another, we’ll eventually see it in print.