For over 20 years, bestselling cartoonist Matt Kindt has written and illustrated creator-owned comics that balance action-packed storytelling with a highly personal creative vision, with titles such as BRZRKR (featuring Keanu Reeves), Apache Delivery Service, BANG! Dept. H, Ether, Fear Case, MIND MGMT, Folklords, Revolver, 3 Story, Super Spy and Pistolwhip. Now the acclaimed cartoonist is teaming up with Dark Horse Comics, his longtime publisher, to launch Flux House, a new boutique imprint that will feature Kindt’s writing art (and sometimes) with crime, science fiction and comedy stories, all told and presented in surprising and untraditional ways.
Upcoming Flux House publications will take many forms and formats, with each issue having a separate presentation, including unique trim sizes with two publications to be magazine size and special print features (such as punched and fur) and a punch-card dust jacket there. reveals a secret message. These publications are personally designed by Kindt to be both books and works of art.
Flux House will be launched in July with MIND MGMT: BOOTLEG, a new 4-part miniseries by Kindt and artists Farel Dalrymple, Jill Thompson, David Rubín and Matt Lesniewski. The latest series in the conspiracy-filled and thought-provoking universe of SIND MGMT, MIND MGMT: BOOTLEG marks the first time the series has been illustrated by an artist other than Kindt. The all-new series will include variant covers by Jim Rugg, Marguerite Sauvage, Aron Wiesenfeld and Laura Perez, and the polybagged variant versions of MIND MGMT: BOOTLEG will contain a subversive, collectible playing card.
As part of the Flux House deal with Dark Horse, Kindt’s upcoming creative works will all be released by the company. Flux House is the latest in Dark Horse’s growing line of prestige publishing prints for creator-owned comics, joining Karen Berger’s Berger Books, Brian Michael Bendis’ Jinxworld and Kevin Smith’s Secret Stash.
“I promise you MIND MGMT: BOOTLEG is does not a prequel, a studio-driven sequel, or a corporate re-imagination of the cartoon you love, ”Kindt said. “It remains weird, paranoid storytelling, and it was the perfect title to launch Flux House with.”
“Whether you’ve been following Kindt’s career or are new to his storytelling, Flux House will deliver compelling stories full of adventure and intrigue, with some very, very strange twists,” said Dark Horse Comics Senior Editor Daniel Chabon.
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Praise to Matt Kindt:
“Kindt breaks all preconceived notions of what comics are.” – IGN
“Kindt is a storyteller who has so much control over his gifts that his graphic novels are read as quiet compelling arguments for the comic book medium’s narrative potential.” – NPR
“One of the most exciting and original talents in the industry” – The Los Angeles Times