Klaw

Klaw

Prepare for the Were-war!

Teenager Angel Tomassini has been hiding a dark and scary secret: when threatened he involuntarily turns into a violent and vicious were-tiger. He doesn’t know why, how, or what to do, because when he transforms, he loses control and people end up badly hurt. As if this isn’t enough for a kid to deal with, Angel is slowly learning his father is one of the biggest organized crime leaders in the city. And there are more were-animals like Angel… different creatures too…

This wildly world-popular comic series about secret wars between clans of ancient, mythic were-animals is collected for the first time in a new hardcover edition containing the entire first cycle of the series in a single gorgeous volume.

The Second Cycle is coming!

The second volume in the series follows Angel and his girlfriend Lisa as they flee across the globe from the many dangerous forces that would steal their were-animal spirit for their own nefarious, criminal use.  As if spotting and defending themselves from these hidden enemies isn’t hard enough, they also have to keep their own delicate control of their powers in check… innocent lives can get caught in the crossfire, and all the power in the world is useless if you can’t protect your friends and loved ones…

This globetrotting adventure collects chapters 4-6 of the exciting series, along with a never-before-printed interlude set in the streets of Moscow!

Written by Antoine Ozanam
Illustrated by Joël Jurion

Bengal

(Artist - Batgirl, Supergirl, All-New Wolverine)

“Joël Jurion is one of those guys who ‘have it.’ He draws toons JUST RIGHT, SO right actually that you can only envy his ease — he just captures the right essence. So it was only natural that Klaw would end up being such a great series!”

No one ever said High School was easy.  We’ve all experienced the anxiety of exams, popularity contests, bullies, crushes, and that awkward phase where your very own body is changing out of your control.  For Angel Tomassini, however, those changes are unlike anything his peers can identify with — he’s starting to realize he may be a wild were-tiger!  Add that to the many stresses in his life already, and its enough to drive him crazy!

This thrilling Young Adult series blends the thrills and excitement of a dozen different genres, from supernatural monster battles to inner-city organized crime, evolving in style as the series progresses.  As young Angel matures, learning to live with his newfound abilities, so too does the drama, with a gradual, exciting shift from High School fantasy to gangland conspiracy to a lone-wolf tale of survival.

Containing the first three chapters in the wildly popular series, this book reads like a fantastic, engrosing ongoing TV series, with each chapter containing what could be the arc of a single television season.  The epic nature of this thrilling universe is filled with mysteries that unfold piece by piece over time, drawing Angel deeper into an age-old war between the various “Dizhi” — powerful spirits based on an ancient collection of totems that can posess and empower those deemed worthy.  Not only  must he survive the rivalry between the Dizhi, but the government forces that would see them all destroyed…

Volume One

  • Pages: 144 pages
  • Format: Hardcover with curved corners, soft-touch lamination, and spot-gloss elements
  • Size:  8.5″ x 11″
  • Cover Price: $24.99
  • ISBN:  978-1-942367-20-8
  • DOC:  MAR161567
  • RELEASE DATE: May 25, 2016

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Volume Two

  • Pages: 152 pages
  • Format: Hardcover with curved corners, soft-touch lamination, and spot-gloss elements
  • Size:  8.5″ x 11″
  • Cover Price: $24.99
  • ISBN:  978-1-942367-41-3
  • DOC:  TBD
  • RELEASE DATE: May, 2017

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About THE Authors

Joël Jurion – illustrator

Joël Jurion was born in France in 1975, with a penchant for doodling his entire life. He began creating comics in 1999, illustrating Thierry Calleteau’s ANACHRON, a series that ran for six successful years.  Hot on the heels of that project, he began a new series with writer Steve Baker called THE DEMONS OF DUNWICH.  But his most popular series, without a doubt, has been KLAW with Antoine Ozanam and colorist Yoann Guille.

Aside from this comic work, he also spends a lot of time designing and storyboarding for the animation and video game industries, including work on the upcoming CG feature film “BALLERINA.”

Antoine Ozanam – writer

Antoine Ozanam was born in Rouen before his family reolcated to the Paris suburbs, where he consisted on a steady diet of comic books and alternative music.  After studying visual communication, he designed  movie posters, music videos, CDs, and eventually websites before releasing his first original graphic novel “HOTEL NOIR,” a nod to classic character types.  In 2004, he decided to become a full-time comic writer, and he hasn’t slowed down since, having written or created well over 30 titles.

He now lives in the city of Angoulême with his family, where he continues to write the ongoing saga of KLAW.

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