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Erik Arneson,Dillon Samuelson
Magazine Type Comic
Page Count: 12
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FORTUNE introduces two hard-working entrepreneurs in the field of recycling used cooking oil (let’s just call it what it is: grease). The only problem? They don’t have the permission of the restaurants where they’re getting the grease. FORTUNE is based on a short story of the same title which was published by Shotgun Honey and included in Otto Penzler’s Kwik Krimes anthology. “FORTUNE is like a fat, juicy slider from some greasy spoon at 2 a.m.; it satisfies a craving you didn’t know you had and lingers in your gut far longer than you’d like. More, please!” Duane Swierczynski (writer of EX-CON, JUDGE DREDD, GODZILLA, etc.) “Don’t let the name fool you: FORTUNE ain’t about no million-dollar heist. It’s a gritty, morbidly funny tale about the folks scraping the bottom of the barrel to survive, and the slippery nature of ill-gotten gains.” Chris Holm (author of DEAD HARVEST, THE WRONG GOODBYE, etc.) “A life of crime isn’t all fast cars and fast women. Sometimes it’s fast food, too. It’s hard to stop once the taste for that easy, greasy money gets under your skin, but you never know when the next score could land you in the deep fat.” Jon McGoran (author of DRIFT, DEADOUT, etc.) “FORTUNE grabbed me at the beginning and wouldn’t let go. In just a few pages, Arneson and Samuelson have created a comic with a tight, timely story, complex characters, humor, and suspense. I loved it.” ‘ Merry Jones (author of ELECTIVE PROCEDURES, OUTSIDE EDEN, etc.) “Dark, funny, weirdly constructed and twisted, FORTUNE has an ending both unexpected and inevitable, like the best of noir fiction. The shadowy illustration nicely fills in the narrative gaps. Perfectly paired.” Joe Clifford (author of LAMENTATION, JUNKIE LOVE, etc.) “No fangs. No wings. No rubber suits. A comic book that would’ve made John Cassavetes proud.” Tom Pitts (author of HUSTLE, PIGGYBACK, etc.) “Under the cover of darkness, two thieves go after the grease. FORTUNE is a fun, oddball crime story with moody, excellent artwork.” Jen Conley (editor at SHOTGUN HONEY, author of FINN’ MISSING SISTER, etc.)
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