STARVE #1-9 (Brian Wood / Danijel Zezelj)

Le scénariste Brian Wood travaille actuellement sur le scénario de Starve, une mini-série en creator owned dont la parution devrait débuter au printemps 2015 chez l’éditeur Image Comics. Pour ce nouveau projet, Wood retrouvera un de ses fréquents collaborateurs, le dessinateur croate Danijel Zezelj avec qui il avait déjà collaboré sur les séries DMZ, Northlanders et dernièrement The massive.

La genèse de ce projet remonte à 2009, lorsque le scénariste travaille sur une proposition de série pour le label Vertigo destinée à prendre la suite de DMZ. L’intrigue que Wood développe pour Starve se situe alors dans l’univers du show business culinaire. Mais avec le graphic novel Get Jiro d’Antony Bourdain déjà dans les tuyaux, et dont Starve semblait partager des thématiques voisines, l’éditorial de Vertigo retoque la proposition de Wood. Par la suite, Brian Wood proposera le pitch de cette série à Dark Horse puis Oni Press, sans plus de succès, puis envisagera de développer l’histoire sous la forme d’un pilote de série télévisuelle. Lorsqu’il soumet l’idée à son agent, celle-ci n’est pas convaincue et le projet prendra la poussière pendant quelques années jusqu’à l’été 2014.

Un an auparavant, le scénariste est mandaté par l’éditeur Marvel pour mettre sur pied une nouvelle série centrée sur le mutant Magneto. Décrite comme une histoire à la manière d’un roman Jack Reacher, la série devait également incorporer un aspect émotionnel prononcé en développant la relation père-fille entre Erik Lensher et sa fille Polaris. Sa proposition est acceptée mais Brian Wood se voit finalement contraint de décliner l’écriture de la série pour des raisons de planning et de finances. Puis, l’année suivante, Brian Wood reçoit un mail de Danijel Zezelj indiquant que ce dernier est disponible pour démarrer un nouveau projet. Wood extirpe plusieurs propositions de ses tiroirs et c’est finalement Starve qui est choisie par le dessinateur croate, dont l’histoire comportait déjà une relation père-fille similaire à celle proposée pour la série avortée Magneto, mais libérée des contraintes d’un univers partagé comme celui de Marvel.

En attendant d’avoir plus de détails sur le synopsis de la série, voici sept pages en noir et blanc de Danijel Zezelj tirées du premier épisode de Starve, avant la mise en couleurs de Dave Stewart:

[quote=“Brian Wood”]Sometime late last summer I was asked to pitch for that Magneto solo book, a pitch that was accepted but then I declined for financial and scheduling reasons. It was sort of a bummer, as I thought I had a decent idea. It was a Magneto story written like a Jack Reacher novel, but with a complex, emotional side narrative dealing with his adult daughter Polaris. It was that side narrative I was most interested in writing. Sometimes I regret turning it down.

(*Justin Giampaoli’s said that he views The Plague Widow as me adjusting to fatherhood, and I’ve written infants and children a few times since, reflecting my own experiences and emotions related to raising two little ones. The father/adult daughter relationship is something about which I have things to say.)

A short time ago a longtime collaborator of mine emailed to say he was up to starting something new, and did I have any ideas kicking around. I have lots, so I sent them all over and what came back was something from 2009, called STARVE, that had, pretty much, the exact same father/daughter story I has pitched for Magneto. But better, obviously, as this is creator-owned and therefore not tied to system that requires X amount of people-punching per 20 pages.

I wrote half an issue of STARVE yesterday. STARVE has a funny history, now that I recall, as it was original devised as my DMZ follow-up, before being rejected by DC, then rejected by Oni, then by Dark Horse, all for various reasons. My agent looks at it then looks at me like I’m crazy. But fuck it, we’re pressing ahead. More on this soon.
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[quote=“Danijel Zezelj”]Starve is a new comic book series started this summer by writer Brian Wood and myself. We are also joined by master colorist David Stewart. The story is taking place in the excessive world of cooking show business. Publisher is Image, the first issue is scheduled to come out in early Spring 2015.
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Lien:
Le site de l’éditeur : www.imagecomics.com

Malgré son absence à l’Expo Image Comics, le scénariste Brian Wood appose son nom sur deux nouvelles séries publiées par l’éditeur: l’épopée viking Black Road avec le dessinateur Garry Brown (Catwoman) et Starve, illustré et colorisé par Danijel Zezelj et Dave Stewart.

Cette dernière raconte le quotidien, dans un futur proche, du cuisinier Gavin Cruikshank, considéré comme un véritable roi culinaire qui est revenu d’exil pour découvrir que son émission est devenue un télé-croché “gonzo” où les cuistots sacrifie des animaux en voie de disparition pour satisfaire la panse des plus riches.

Le premier numéro sortira en mai 2015.

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Lien
Le site de l’éditeur: imagecomics.com

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[quote]Starve #1
Story by Brian Wood
Art by Danijel Zezelj, Dave Stewart
Cover by Danijel Zezelj, Dave Stewart
Publisher Image Comics
Cover Price: $3.50
Release Date Jun 10th, 2015
MATURE READERS ONLY
UTENSILS DOWN, HANDS UP! WELCOME TO STARVE! Once the world’s most famous chef, Gavin Cruikshank’s been in a self-imposed exile for years. His little foodie television program has since evolved into STARVE, an arena sport that pits chef against chef for the pleasure of their super-rich patrons. It’s a stain on a once-noble profession, and Chef Gavin is ready to go to war to stop it. Two things stand in his way: his arch rival Roman Algiers, and his adult daughter Angie, who probably just wants her dad back and acting normal. Whipsmart world-building and a creative dream team (DMZ, The Massive, Star Wars, Loveless, Hellboy, The Sandman) come together for a brand new monthly series![/quote]

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[quote]Starve #2
STORY: BRIAN WOOD
ART / COVER: DANIJEL ZEZELJ & DAVE STEWART
JULY 8 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50
The scathing look at foodie culture and celebrity chef fandom continues. Think Anthony Bourdain in a Transmet world.[/quote]

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[quote]Starve #3
Story by Brian Wood
Art by Danijel Zezelj
Colors by Dave Stewart
Cover by Danijel Zezelj, Dave Stewart
Publisher Image Comics
Cover Price: $3.50
Release Date Aug 12th, 2015
Daughter joins father on stage for a special, blood-drenched taping of Starve. A market pig has 13 pints of blood in its body, did you know that?[/quote]

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C’est peut être un avis qui est complétement un non-sens, mais je trouve que Wood s’associe avec des dessinateurs qui ont une certaines ressemblance graphique !

[quote]Starve #4
Story by Brian Wood
Art by Danijel Zezelj
Colors by Dave Stewart
Cover by Danijel Zezelj, Dave Stewart
Publisher Image Comics
Cover Price: $3.50
Release Date Sep 9th, 2015
Part 1 of “Blood & Sausages,” a.k.a. Kitchen Battle, a.k.a. culinary mayhem, a.k.a. STARVE.[/quote]

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[quote]Starve #5
Story by Brian Wood
Art by Danijel Zezelj
Colors by Dave Stewart
Cover by Danijel Zezelj, Dave Stewart
Publisher Image Comics
Cover Price: $3.50
Release Date Oct 7th, 2015
Thus endeth the first story arc with the the showdown at Master Paleo BBQ. Platters of smoked meat and life lessons learned, what’s not to like?[/quote]

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[quote]Starve #6

Story by
Brian Wood
Art by
Danijel Zezelj
Colors by
Dave Stewart
Letters by
Steve Wands
Cover by
Danijel Zezelj, Dave Stewart
Publisher
Image Comics

Cover Price:
$3.99
Release Date
Feb 17th, 2016

NEW STORY ARC. Critically-acclaimed STARVE is back for a second season! Chef Gavin Cruikshank shifts his focus from the soundstage to the streets, addressing real world themes of food scarcity and class warfare. Smart, subversive, and darkly comic, STARVE is an instant cult classic. [/quote]

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[quote]Starve #7

Story by
Brian Wood
Art by
Danijel Zezelj
Colors by
Dave Stewart
Cover by
Danijel Zezelj, Dave Stewart
Publisher
Image Comics

Cover Price:
$3.99
Release Date
Mar 16th, 2016

The street finds its own uses for things, even black market greens, urban chicken farms, and off-brand fast food joints.[/quote]

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[quote]Starve #8

Story by
Brian Wood
Art by
Danijel Zezelj
Colors by
Dave Stewart
Letters by
Steve Wands
Cover by
Danijel Zezelj, Dave Stewart
Publisher
Image Comics

Cover Price:
$3.99
Release Date
Apr 13th, 2016

Chef Gavin Cruikshank learns when to let go, when to hold on for dear life, and when to smash up a lawyer’s office with a baseball bat.[/quote]

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[quote]Starve #9

Story by
Brian Wood
Art by
Danijel Zezelj
Colors by
Dave Stewart
Cover by
Danijel Zezelj, Dave Stewart
Publisher
Image Comics

Cover Price:
$3.99
Release Date
May 25th, 2016

Gray’s Papaya and covert lawyer meetings. The end game starts now.[/quote]

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Dernier numéro !

[quote]Starve #10

Story by
Brian Wood
Art by
Danijel Zezelj, Dave Stewart
Cover by
Danijel Zezelj, Dave Stewart
Publisher
Image Comics

Cover Price:
$3.99
Release Date
Jun 29th, 2016

The end. Drinks on us.
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