Terry Dodson Signs On For 'Coraline' From Humanoids Publishing

Sat, July 27th, 2002 at 12:00am PDT

Comic Books
Matthew Povey, News Associate

Press Release

Humanoids Publishing is privileged to announce that artist Terry Dodson has signed on for their new graphic album, Coraline.

"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, 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. Coralines 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 were elated to have him on board for it," said Ian Sattler, Marketing Manager for Humanoids. "The story offers a lot of mild eroticism thats 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 Terrys art is. Its going to be a wonderful project."

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