Chiaroscuro (IDW Publishing)

Publication information
Publisher Meanwhile Studios
IDW Publishing (collected volume)
Format Ongoing series
Publication date 2001-2003 (1-7)
2004-2005 (8-10)
Number of issues 10
Creative team
Writer(s) Troy Little
Artist(s) Troy Little
Collected editions
Chiaroscuro ISBN 978-1-60010-119-9

Chiaroscuro is a comic series developed by Canadian artist Troy Little between 2000 and 2005.

Publication history

Little began self-publishing in 2001 and after releasing two issue he received a Xeric in 2001[1] which allowed him to produce another five issues. Personal circumstances slowed progress until he was given a second grant from the P.E.I. Council of the Arts in 2005[2] which allowed him to finish and release the last three issue. In 2007 the series was collected into a single volume by IDW Publishing. In July 2008 IDW also gave out a free preview comic featuring Chiaroscuro and Little's next project Angora Napkin.[3]


The story is about an unemployed artist named Steven Patch, who leads a depressing life of drinking and complaining about his life. He eventually runs into a situation of mistaken identity, which sends him into a spiraling series of life-altering decisions.


It has been praised by independent comics legend Dave Sim[4]

Collected editions

It has been collected into a single volume:


  1. Xeric Foundation (September 2001). "Comic Book Self-Publishing Grants: September 2001". www.Xeric
  2. Journal Pioneer; Jim Brown (2007-11-06). "Little comic book writer poised to hit big time".
  3. 'Angora Napkin/Chiaroscuro Preview' at the Comic Book DB
  4. Dave Sim (2007-01-17). "Dave Sim's blogandmail #128 (January 17th, 2007)". Blog & Mail. Archived from the original on 2007-04-02. Troy Little sent me a POD version of volume one of his graphic novel magnum opus Chiaroscuro [...] I was really, really impressed with what you have done with Chiaroscuro.

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