First Look at LUNA PARK

First Look at LUNA PARK

By DCE Editorial Monday, June 15th, 2009
LUNA PARK, written by novelist Kevin Baker, drawn by Danijel Zezelj, and colored by Dave Stewart, is an epic, sprawling historical crime thriller that spans a century and is reminiscent of Kevin Baker's acclaimed novel DREAMLAND and David Cronenberg’s film Eastern Promises. Check out the stunning cover, seen here for the first time: cover-final-luna-park With art this gorgeous who needs words? But when you’ve had the legendary Italian film director, and gifted caricaturist in his own right, sing your praises, people should listen. Frederico Fellini, in reference to Danijel Zezelj’s work on The Rhythm of the Heart, once said "I am fascinated by Zezelj's threatening and ghostly perspectives, the way he manages to use his stories and characters to express the sense of melancholy, of some impending doom. He depicts all this with great talent and a style.” I mean how many artists can lay claim to that? LUNA PARK already has people talking: “Zigzagging between the dreamy patina of old New York to the recent Chechen nightmare, Luna Park is a harrowing, wistful and action-packed yarn.” —Sarah Vowell, author of Assassination Vacation “Kevin Baker's Luna Park is the most satisfying story I've read -- in any medium -- in years. Thrilling, moving, beautiful: this is a work of supreme entertainment, of uncompromising art. Perhaps the greatest work of one of America's greatest writers.” —Darin Strauss, author of Chang and Eng "Luna Park is terrific, a mind-blowing fusion of what-could-have-been with the horror of what-actually-is. Kevin Baker jumps into the graphic form beautifully, armed with a fistful of twentieth century dystopic dreams, and the art by Danijel Zezelj is gorgeous and terrifying. It's a page-turner." —Glen David Gold, author of Carter Beats the Devil “Kevin Baker cuts brilliantly to the heart of the emigre story, creating a tangible, gut-wrenching sense of displacement for any reader. Frightening, beautiful and compelling to the very last panel.” —Denise Mina, Slip of the Knife See for yourself: LUNA #1.final.qxpLUNA #1.final.qxpLUNA #1.final.qxp