EXCLUSIVE: Love in the time of sex robots in THE SHORT WHILE

In the new graphic tale The Short While by Jeremy Sorese, a coat mix-up between two men leads to unexpected woo. The Short While will be released by BOOM! Studios imprint Archaia in November 2021, but you can get your exclusive first look today right here at The Beat!

The Short While is a storey about romance that currently exists in a not-too-distant future, where the doors are friendly( but where many of the rest of the day-to-day technology seems fairly familiar ). Sorese described in the graphic novel as an “unintentionally autobiographical science fiction thriller full of copulation robots, ” which, well, what else do you want out of comics, anyway?

Sorese’s previous work includes the graphic romance Curveball, published by Nobrow in 2015, which explores a broken heart through a science fiction lens and was nominated for a Lambda Literary Award.

Looking for something to keep you occupied while you wait for November? Sorese is also responsible for several online works that you can read right now. One, the illuminated narration “And Your Little Dog Too, ” vestiges his personal history with domesticateds- and as The Beat write-up alleges, there’s no way you can manage to make it through this one without molting a few cases sobbings, so save those materials handy.

And in the webcomic What It Feels Like to Have a Chronic Illness, Sorese explores his personal experiences living with ulcerative colitis.

You can get your first look at The Short While merely below, followed by the official PR from BOOM! Studios about the upcoming graphic tale. Will you be picking up The Short While when it is released in November 2021? Let The Beat know on social media @comicsbeat or in the comment section!

Jeremy Sorese Debuts THE SHORT WHILE with BOOM! Studios

Discover a Profoundly Moving Graphic Novel About the Limits of Love and Heartbreak in November 2021

LOS ANGELES, CA( February 25, 2021)- BOOM! Studios today announced THE SHORT WHILE, a brand-new original graphic fiction from acclaimed comics creator and Lambda Literary Award nominee, Jeremy Sorese( Curveball ), that presents the catastrophic but redemptive love story of two men who meet, rapidly fall in love, and then find themselves falling apart when an unexpected affair converts both their lives forever, available in November 2021.

After a party, two men accidentally swap their jackets and are thrust into a most opportune meeting. In each other they find what they’ve been missing all along- love. Companionship. Honesty. And the exultation of being able to trust your soul to someone else.

But no love is perfect, and they likewise find everything they ever dreaded- loss of self. Loss of naturalnes. And the tragic events of “losing ones” heart to someone who can’t keep it coming safe.

Jeremy Sorese is a lesbian cartoonist based out of Brooklyn, NYC. After graduating with a BFA in Sequential Art from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2010, he was accepted to the La Maison des Auteurs, a comics specific residency program in Angouleme, France, where he lives and succeeded from 2012 through 2013. His first diary Curveball was published with Nobrow in the Fall of 2015 and nominated for a Lambda Literary Award. Since then he’s been coaching skill to elementary school kids in Chicago, middle schoolers in Brooklyn, as well as the Maryland Institute College of Art, and more recently at Parson School of Design. You got to find more of his work on Instagram, Twitter and TikTok @jeremy_sorese as well as his website jeremysorese.com.

“What I’ve come to appreciate in preparing notebooks that take five years to finish is that they become time pods full of every stage, obsession, adore, and exasperation I’ve had in the process of stirring it, ” said Sorese. “My brand-new bible THE SHORT WHILE has been the by-product of a time in my life where I began to take real broth in all the ways people can make a home for themselves and was just wondering what determines my working life, which I turned into an unintentionally autobiographical science fiction thriller full of sexuality robots.”

THE SHORT WHILE is the latest liberation from BOOM! Studios’ award-winning Archaia imprint, home to inspire graphic tales such as Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut, Ryan North, and Albert Monteys; The Sacrifice of Darkness by Roxane Gay, Tracy Lynne-Oliver, and Rebecca Kirby; Big Black: Stand at Attica by Frank “Big Black” Smith, Jared Reinmuth, and Ameziane, We Served the People by Emei Burell, The Realist by Asaf Hanuka, New World by David Jesus Vignolli, About Betty’s Boob by Vero Cazot and Julie Rocheleau, Waves by Ingrid Chabbert and Carole Maurel, The Grand Abyss Hotel by Marcos Prior and David Rubin, and more.

“Relationships can often be complicated, chaotic, uplifting, lovely, and dire throughout their course. Yet they’re worth every second of perfection and turbulence because even within THE SHORT WHILE that we know another person, they often help shape who we are well into the future, ” said Sierra Hahn, Executive Editor, BOOM! Studios. “Jeremy has captivated the resplendence of compassion detected and affection lost in his epic new graphic tale that illustrates the deeply moving story of such relationships in a near-distant future between two men who, like the rest of us, are looking for’ the person’ to whom they can entrust their hearts and souls.”

Print two copies of THE SHORT WHILE will be available for sale in November 2021 at local comic book supermarkets( exert comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest one ), bookstores, or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital imitates can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and Madefire.

For continuing word on THE SHORT WHILE and more from BOOM !, remain tuned to www.boom-studios.com and follow @boomstudios on Twitter.

About BOOM! Studios

BOOM! Studios was founded by Ross Richie in 2005 with the singular focus of creating world-class comic book and graphic romance storytelling for all gatherings. Through the development of four distinct imprints–BOOM! Studios, BOOM! Box, KaBOOM !, and Archaia–BOOM! has made award-winning original project, including Lumberjanes, Once& Future, Something is Killing The Children, Giant Days, and Mouse Guard, while also breaking brand-new field with established licenses such as Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Firefly, WWE, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Cartoon Network, and The Jim Henson Company properties. BOOM! will too fetch their original sequence to life through unique first-look relationships with 20 th Century for cinema and with Netflix for Tv. Please visit www.boom-studios.com for more information.

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