Chiaroscuro (IDW Publishing)
IDW Publishing (collected volume)
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Chiaroscuro is a comic series developed by Canadian artist Troy Little between 2000 and 2005.
Little began self-publishing in 2001 and after releasing two issue he received a Xeric in 2001 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 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.
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
It has been collected into a single volume:
- Chiaroscuro (234 pages, B&W hardcover, IDW Publishing, 2007, ISBN 978-1-60010-119-9)
- Xeric Foundation (September 2001). "Comic Book Self-Publishing Grants: September 2001". www.Xeric Foundation.org.
- Journal Pioneer; Jim Brown (2007-11-06). "Little comic book writer poised to hit big time". www.JournalPioneer.com.
- 'Angora Napkin/Chiaroscuro Preview' at the Comic Book DB
- Dave Sim (2007-01-17). "Dave Sim's blogandmail #128 (January 17th, 2007)". Blog & Mail. davesim.blogspot.com. 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.
- Chiaroscuro #1-7 review, May 2003, by Greg McElhatton at ReadAboutComics.com