Frank Cho's series, LIBERTY MEADOWS, has moved to Image Comics and is set to debut in July with an all-new trade paperback collection. The ongoing series will follow in August with issue #27.
"Image is the perfect home for LIBERTY MEADOWS," Cho says. "It's the best place for today's comic artists and writers to be in now. Image has the creative freedom and the big company resources that LIBERTY MEADOWS need to grow on."
Image Comics vice president/publisher Jim Valentino says, "LIBERTY MEADOWS is a perfect fit for us here at Image, filling in an enormous gap in our line -- humor. I have long been an admirer of this strip and Frank's work, and I am absolutely delighted he has chosen to come to Image."
Along with the change in publishers, LIBERTY MEADOWS will also be undergoing a slight change in format: The Image series will be published in landscape format, a la THE CALVIN AND HOBBES TENTH ANNIVERSARY BOOK. The covers, however, will continue to be run in the standard vertical format used by most comics, for ease of display in comics shops. LIBERTY MEADOWS will continue to be published in black and white on a bi-monthly basis.
The trade paperback collection, LIBERTY MEADOWS, VOLUME ONE, will be published in the same format as Cho's recent art book, THE FRANK CHO ILLUSTRATOR, and will feature all the daily strips reprinted in LIBERTY MEADOWS #1-9. The Sunday strips will be collected in a separate book.