Next year finds an all-new crime series signed, sealed, and delivered from Mad Cave Studios

SEP. 29, 2023, (PITTSBURGH, PA) — Buck around and find out!

Announcing DEER EDITOR, the forthcoming Mad Cave Studios series from Aurealis and Ledger Award winning writer Ryan K. Lindsay (NEGATIVE SPACE, ETERNAL) with art by Sami Kivelä (UNDONE BY BLOOD), colors by Lauren Affe, and lettered by Jim Campbell. Much like an antler slowly twists and grows into something with many paths and points, this anthropomorphic noir is enough to make mystery lovers go buck wild.

A John Doe slaying lures a journalist into a world of political intrigue, a wi-fi-enabled grotto, and a station locker full of secrets. For Bucky, an editor of the crime beat at “The Truth,” it’s all in a day’s work… but he also happens to be a deer.

Will he chase down his last story in this antler noir series?

“DEER EDITOR is the story that has always lived rent-free in my heart,” said Ryan K. Lindsay. “When Sami and I created Bucky, we knew we’d be with him for life. Telling his initial story has been fun and personal and a place of growth for us both. To now bring him to Mad Cave feels like the perfect next step to amplify this fun, personal nature, and our growth as storytellers. We cannot wait to share Bucky with the world as a release with color for the very first time. We hope people dig this antler noir tale of journalism and dark truths, and we look forward to working with Mad Cave to give the iconic editor his 12-point place in the spotlight.”

“I’m super excited to finally see our antler noir story in print!” said Sami Kivelä. “Bucky is definitely one of my favorite characters I’ve co-created, and I hope readers will like him, too!”

“The cult classic Kickstarter featuring a snarky stag returns with a definitive release showcasing a new format, added Parkeresque tones, updated lettering, and ancillary content,” said mad Cave Senior Editor, Chas! Pangburn. “Like any good editor, Bucky knows the value of the print medium, so I’m proud to help usher his jump from tablet screens to floppy copies. For real, doe—this series is so much fawn!”

Perfect for fans of BLACKSAD and CHINATOWN—don’t be left on the side of the road. DEER EDITOR #1 hits shelves Jan. 10, 2024, and is now available for preorder.

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