S. Steven Struble Book Signing
S. Steven Struble of Image Comics' critically acclaimed comic book,, Li'l Depressed Boy, will be in Oklahoma City at All-Star Comics from 1:00 p.m. on March 16 for a signing. Readers will have a chance to get their books signed or to purchase new titles for signing from the author and host, All-Star Comics.
S. Steven Struble, originally from Kansas, has been writing comics since he was a teen and moved to Amarillo to self publish comics with partners there. He self published a series of compilations entitled United Front before focusing on coloring (professionally for artists such as Jim Mahfood and Rob Guillory of Chew) and writing Li'l Depressed Boy. In 1998, Struble began Li'l Depressed Boy as a webcomic with guest artists such as Ed Tatum, Zach Trover, Jamie McKelvie and Sam Keith before working with Sina Grace. Grace is the former editor of The Walking Dead, and artist for several books such as Amber Benson's Among the Ghosts and his own series, Books with Pictures and graphic novel, Not My Bag, for which is he also author. Struble is also a poet and has competed on the Slam poetry circuit.
In 2011, Image Comics published Li'l Depressed Boy to a successful run and reprint of issue 1. With issue 16 and an alternate cover reprint of Volume One in production, Li'l Depressed Boy tells the story about a young man on the quest for happiness. LDB, an anthropomorphic rag-doll, leaves his solitary world to fight his anti-social nature and to seek out adventures at concerts (featuring such artists as Kepi Ghoulie and Andrew Jackson Jihad), bowling, road trips and in love.
CRAVEONLINE said this about Lil Depressed Boy, "...[it's about] those odd years in your twenties when everything is a big deal but nothing really matters; Struble has created a series that is taking the comic world by storm." iFanboy named LDB as one of their Top Ten characters in Comics in 2012 and says, "There's a poetic quietness to this book...absolutely compelling." Li'l Depressed Boy will also be published in France this year by an independent publisher.
All-Star Comics had been an Oklahoma City institution since Wyll Greenewood opens its doors in 1981. The store focuses on supplying comics, including back-issue Silver Age to today, but also offers collectable items, is a registered agent for CGC grading and a kid-friendly environment.
Where: All-Star Comics
Address: 6900 N. May, Oklahoma City