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Graham Chaffee

Light It, Shoot It

On sale date: April 2, 2024

Graham Chaffee's first graphic novel in seven years, Light It, Shoot It is a classic tale of noir below the spotlight.

Fresh out of prison for an arson conviction, clueless 20-year old Billy Bonney finds himself drifting through the seedy and unsavory world of cut-rate moviemaking, even more out of place amongst his peers than he felt as a teen six years earlier when he got busted. Following his brother to the sets of grade B and exploitation 1970s Hollywood seems like a path of least resistance, until he accidentally lands a job as a handler to a has-been actor. But the bright lights burn harsher and show more than he anticipated as he steps lucklessly into a gangster-driven plot to burn down a studio for the insurance money, and finds himself in over his head. Drunken, washed-up stars. Scrambling, past-their-own-prime producers. Teenage girls on the make, slick hustlers, and violent fixers. Drawn in bold brushstrokes, and hand-painted in subtle washes, Chaffee brings vintage LA to the page in a propulsive adventure.

Praise

"This fittingly sleazy throwback noir [is] a sure thing for comics fans who dream of Quentin Tarantino helming a Raymond Chandler adaptation." — Publishers Weekly

"Illustrated in gorgeous black-and-white brushstrokes and moodily evocative painted washes, this twisty thrill ride through old Hollywood features a large cast of complex and nuanced characters." — Library Journal

"An overarching look at the corruption and sleaze of 1970s Hollywood." — Slings & Arrows

Specs

Pages
208
Format
Paperback / Softback
Color
Black-and-white.
Dimensions
7.9" × 10.3"
ISBN-13
9781683966821
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