INSPIRED BY THE CITY-BY-THE-BAY An
original graphic novel inspired by San Francisco’s eclectic
From the Eisner-nominated writer Derek McCulloch (STAGGER LEE, Gone
to Amerikay) and artist Anthony Peruzzo comes DISPLACED PERSONS, a riveting
tale of murder, love, crime, friendship, betrayal, and just the slightest bit of
San Francisco, the twentieth century: In 1939, a private detective
searches for a missing heiress. In 1969, twin brothers approach a drug heist
from opposite sides of the law. And in 1999, a woman slowly comes to realize the
terrible danger she faces in her own home.
McCulloch was inspired to write DISPLACED PERSONS because of a love of
puzzle stories, detective stories, time travel stories, and a fascination with
how history imprints itself on the smaller story of a family's history. “It's
like reading rings in a tree... you can see the growth of the tree, ring by
ring, and the distance between the rings tells you when the droughts hit, or the
long winters, or the hurricanes,” explained McCulloch.
“You can look at a family tree the same way, and when you see that
someone was born, say, in Poland in 1920, and their child was born in Baltimore
in 1947, there's a story between those two rings. Displaced Persons
takes those rings, and takes all the different kinds of stories I love, and
mixes them up and twists them into a shape you won't really understand until the
last page. It's a book I hope people will read twice... I guarantee you'll see
things the second time you didn't know were there the first time."
DISPLACED PERSONS OGN is in an original graphic novel format and arrives
in stores on 8/6 for $17.99. It is available to pre-order with Diamond Code