Official Press Release
Joining Shaffer for LAST EXIT BEFORE TOLL are two talented newcomers: Christopher Mitten and Dawn Pietrusko. While Pietrusko may be known to ONE PLUS ONE readers for her assistance with the gray tones in that book, this graphic novel will be Mitten's official comic book debut.
"I met Chris at Wizard World last year," Oni Press editor in chief Jamie S. Rich said. "It was an interesting encounter, since he was one of those artists whose manner matched his work. You could look at him and then look at his portfolio, and it was simply clear that he was the guy who drew it. It was a sense that this guy wasn't the same as everyone else-and I mean that as the highest compliment."
"There's a delicate quality to Christopher's pencils that I thought we should maintain," Rich continued. "Digital tones seemed to be the best option. We could shoot straight from pencils and preserve the essence of his art. Dawn had done exceptional work assisting Daniel Krall on ONE PLUS ONE, so bringing her in was an obvious choice."
"I feel like this book really came together creatively," Shaffer concluded. "Despite all of us being in different places, and myself and Chris never meeting face to face until after he was all done, everyone really understood what we were trying to put across. I can't wait to see if it effects the readers in the same way."
For a preview of this graphic novel, visit http://www.icomics.com/rev_090403_lastexit.shtml.
Readers waiting for the ONE PLUS ONE collection can look forward to its release on September 17. Clocking in at 160 pages, it retails for $14.95 and is also suggested for mature readers. It features a new introduction by Michael Avon Oeming, as well as all of his original covers for the series. Other extras include a script to thumbnail comparison, sketches, and material from the original pitch package the creators sent to Oni.