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"James O'Barr: Uncoffined" Sketchbook

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Eva Ink Publishing is soliciting our first in a series of James O'Barr sketchbooks to coincide with his convention appearances with Eva Ink.

This first in a series book will feature never before published James O'Barr sketches in a striking black and white format. 36 pages. The title "Uncoffined" conjures the fact that these sketches are being shared from James's personal collection, in published format, for the first time.

The book will be available in the next Diamond Catalogue in the Eva Ink (aka Little Eva Ink) section, and will be offered in both a Signed and a Sketch version.

About James O'Barr:

James OBarr was born in a trailer in Detroit just in time to see Marilyn Monroe and John Kennedy die,but claims no responsibility for either. He spent his first seven years in an orphanage and foster care and as such had poor communication skills. 

When he was adopted he brought along his crayons and has been using them ever since. 

While stationed in Berlin, in the late 70's he created The Crow as an attempt to deal with the death of his fiance at the hands of a drunk driver. It took nearly ten years to finish and no publisher was interested in it("too gloomy, too  confusing..")until,on a whim, Caliber published the first issue in 1989.

It is currently the best selling independent graphic novel of all time at over 3/4 of a million copies sold, though he is not rich by any means.

In 1993 his book was adapted into the cult film of the same name starring Brandon Lee. He would like you to know that nearly all of the money made from the film was donated to children's charities and he had nothing to do with the  ubsequent 3 sequels or TV show (though he does like Mark DaCascos) and scoffs at the current plans to remake the first film. Pshawwww,he says.

He has worked for every major publisher,with the exception of DC who is apparently afraid of what he would do with Batman. In Italy,1995, he won the Academy Award of comics,the Yellow Kid award for best storyteller.
He  paints draws and writes every day.

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