Greg Rucka Interviews Gary Phillips About High Rollers

GREG RUCKA INTERVIEWS GARY PHILLIPS ABOUT PHILLIPS’ NEW BOOM! STUDIOS RELEASE HIGH ROLLERS FOR NEWSARAMA.COM


Find out why Gary calls Greg “Doc!”

April 29th, 2008 (Los Angeles, CA) – Renowned writer Greg Rucka, best known for WHITEOUT, CHECKMATE and QUEEN AND COUNTRY, recently interviewed Gary Phillips about Phillips’ gritty new BOOM! Studios crime mini-series HIGH ROLLERS for Newsarama.com, in a feature that also includes a seven-page exclusive series preview.

The interview highlights Phillips’ brilliant work in the crime genre, his inspiration for writing, and lays to rest once and for all why Gary calls Greg “Doc!”

The interview can be read in its entirety here: http://forum.newsarama.com/showthread.php?t=155241

A tale of crime and destiny, HIGH ROLLERS spotlights Cameron Quinn, a ruthless upstart out to make a name for himself. Phillips shines a harsh light on the action and drama of the L.A. underworld. HIGH ROLLERS is a four-issue mini-series, coming out monthly, for fans of violent crime stories like THE SOPRANOS and THE WIRE.

HIGH ROLLERS marks a continuation of Phillips’ comic book career; previously, Phillips wrote ANGELTOWN for DC’s Vertigo imprint and both SHOT CALLERZ and MIDNIGHT MOVER for Oni Press. Phillip’s novels include BANGERS, HIGH HAND, SHOOTER’S POINT, and many others.  Phillips most recently contributed a short story to the anthology L.A. NOIR.

“I hope comics fans will give HIGH ROLLERS a read,” Phillips said.  “I think all concerned will be pleasantly surprised.”

HIGH ROLLERS #1 features a cover by Brett Wendele with interior art by Sergio Carrera and carries a Diamond item order code of APR083634.

About BOOM! Studios

BOOM! Studios (http://www.boom-studios.com) is a unique new publishing house specializing in high-profile projects across a wide variety of different genres from some of the industry’s biggest talents. In its inaugural year, Wizard Magazine named BOOM! “Best New Publisher.”  Founded by the creator of the TV show EUREKA, Andrew Cosby, and his partner Ross Richie, BOOM! Studios continues to be on the leading edge of comic and graphic novel publishing.

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