I just finished reading the "Premature Release" of Oni Press's new comic series 'The Auteur', and if this series fails to gather interest in the comic scene I will be flabbergasted and disappointed. Fans of commonly recognized Auteurs like (but not limited to) Hitchcock, Kurisawa, and Tarantino will get a kick out of this. Looks like the pre-release of this has been available since around October of 2013.
au·teur (ôˈtər/) noun
Movie producer T-Rex opens with a drug haze akin to Fear and Loathing, and is jolted back to reality with a cup of hot coffee + cobra venom. He is searching for inspiration, he is looking for a way to get his vision on film. 'Presidents Day' will be his savior, he will make a film that will blow away the critics, he will redeem himself in the eyes of the public after the half billion dollar art film space trilogy disaster he just released.
He will do this with a mass murderer in a Lincoln mask, wielding a bloody axe. He will do this with some strokes of genius, reshooting much of his movie, using his own money, and ensuring his vision is not polluted.
The trippy veiled sub genre references competed against the blatant references to great films like Pulp Fiction. Do not read this as pigeon holed, this comic in not merely a vehicle for film industry fan spooge. The Auteur is going to be one of those comics that influences culture, by riding it in a bareback greasy donkey show with all of us on the front row dressed like Gallager is on stage.
If you think this is up your alley, call your local comic shop and make sure they are going to carry it.
Oh yeah, no fewer than 3 pages with a topless nun stripper on a pole taking confession.
There is a great number of deep sea Angler Fish..
Same link takes you to a six page preview.
Not required, Oni's description does just fine on its own.
"Fresh off the biggest bomb in Hollywood history, disgraced and desperate producer Nathan T. Rex enters a downward spiral of drugs and depravity in a quest to resurrect his career and save his soul. Over budget and behind schedule on the latest installment of the horror franchise, PRESIDENTS DAY, T. Rex is backed into a corner by bad publicity, a crap project, and a jerk studio exec, but finds salvation at a strip club by huffing glue, and a chance encounter with cable news. Welcome to the most deranged, notorious, and hilarious comic of 2014! We apologize in advance."