After some successful Kickstarter campaigns, Jake Smith’s This Off Beat Town has been picked up by Devil’s Due Comics for distribution to comic shops and digitally. Volume 1, collecting the original four-issue mini-series is due out this summer.
This Off Beat Town is a sci-fi / action comic set in the Hong Kong-esque dystopian city Nero. It’s here in this city of aliens and robots that we find Felix, a genetically engineered talking chimp who moonlights as a freelance mercenary. Who doesn’t love a story about a talking chimp?
Writer / artist Jake Smith says:
I am so stoked to have This Off Beat Town coming out through Devil’s Due! I couldn’t think of a better publisher for this book! I’ve been dying to get it into comic shops so everyone can enjoy it.
Devil’s Due Commander-in-Chief Josh Blaylock adds:
Jake Smith is a talent to keep your eyes on, and I’m excited that he’s brought his passion project to our line. I hope this is the beginning of much more to come.
Smith will be busy at Devil’s Due as he’s also contributing a limited edition variant cover for Mercy Sparx #13, due out in June.