Top Shelf Productions and Eisner Award-nominated cartoonist Dave Baker are bring the mind-bending graphic novel MARY TYLER MOOREHAWK, on shelves today
Who Is Mary Tyler MooreHawk? How did she save the world from a dimension-hopping megalomaniac? Why was her TV show canceled after only nine episodes? And what happened to the reclusive genius behind her creation? These are just a few of the questions that young journalist Dave Baker begins to ask himself as he unravels the many mysteries surrounding the obscure comic book Mary Tyler MooreHawk. However, his curiosity grows into an obsession when he discovers that the artist behind his favorite globe-trotting girl detective… is also named Dave Baker.
MARY TYLER MOOREHAWK is equal parts sweeping action-adventure graphic novel and dystopian detective story that weaves back and forth between worlds, touching on everything from corporate personhood to mutant shark-men to the meaning of fandom and reality itself. It’s a show you don’t remember… and a book you won’t forget.
The book, as described by Baker is:
“Half graphic novel, half postmodern prose mystery, this mind-bending book combines multiple formats and multiple dimensions into a retro-futurist palimpsest, crossing the streams between fiction and reality.”
In a press release, Top Shelf Productions Senior Editor Leigh Walton said about the book:
“Like Mark Z. Danielewski’s House of Leaves and David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest, this book playfully and suspensefully uses footnotes to build multiple layers of story and setting,” said “While we cheer for our gee-whiz cartoon heroine to beat the bad guys, we’re also piecing together addictive glimpses into how ‘intellectual property’ gets turned into comics and cartoons and the real creators who get hurt in the process. Readers will go nuts exploring this book, then sharing and debating it with friends!”
Want to know more about the book… check out our interview with Dave Baker on The Comic Watchers- Episode 202:
MARY TYLER MOOREHAWK is now available everywhere books & comics are sold.
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