I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the THE LAST BOOK YOU’LL EVER READ by Cullen Bunn & Leila Leiz Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!
Title: THE LAST BOOK YOU’LL EVER READ: The Complete Series
Author: Cullen Bunn (author), Leila Leiz (Illustrations), Giada Marchisio (Colorist), Jim Campbell (Letterer)
Pub. Date: Se4ptember 20, 2022
Publisher: Vault Comics
Formats: Paperback, eBook
Find it: Goodreads, Amazon, Kindle, B&N, iBooks, Kobo, TBD, Bookshop.org
A supernatural horror thriller for readers of Chuck Palahniuk (Lullaby and Haunted: A Novel), Marisha Pessl,(Night Film), and Scarlett Thomas (The End of Mr. Y), The Last Book You’ll Ever Read tells the terrifying story of a woman who knows the horrific truth about the past – and future – of humankind, and, when captured in her book SATYR, it becomes the catalyst for worldwide, mind-numbing violence.
Read this book at your own peril.
Olivia Kade wrote the book that ended the world. Now she needs someone who won’t read it.
Civilization is a lie. Hidden deep in our genes is the truth. And it is slowly clawing its way to the surface. Olivia Kade knows the truth, and she has become the prophet of the coming collapse. Her book, SATYR, is an international bestseller, and it is being blamed for acts of senseless violence and bloodshed all over the world. Olivia’s own life is in danger from those who have read her work. Determined to conduct a book tour, she hires security professional Connor Wilson to act as her bodyguard. She only has one requirement: he cannot read her work.
John Carpenter’s In the Mouth of Madness meets Chuck Palahniuk’s Lullaby in this terrifyingly dangerous tale of the descent of humankind where reality and fantasy collide.
Collects the entire smash 8-issue series.
“I truly hope this terrific horror comic is in no way prescient or timely.” – Patton Oswalt
“…perfectly disturbing and mysterious.” – The Beat
“It’s creepy stuff… you won’t want to miss it.” – Kurt Busiek (Eisner Award and Harvey Award-winning comics writer of Astro City, The Avengers, Thor, Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, and more)
What was your inspiration for writing / illustrating your graphic novel?
CULLEN -Sometimes, inspiration sneaks up on you. This book started, or so I thought, with the idea that civilization was a lie that was slowly breaking down, that we were all becoming more feral and wild. And that’s there. It’s baked into the DNA. But the further I dug into the story, the more I realized it was also informed by my thoughts on the creative process and how, once a story is written, I have no real control over how readers will interpret the tale. It wasn’t what I consciously set out to write at the beginning, but it’s there for the world to see.
LEILA -I really like watching movies to get inspired by the atmospheres and framing. I also spend a lot of time researching for reference and documentation ! The more i have, the happier I am!
What would you like readers to know about your book and the characters?
CULLEN -THE LAST BOOK YOU’LL EVER READ is creepy and surreal and sexy and scary and thought-provoking. It’s a look at the collapse of the world as we know it, a look at the birth of whatever is next, and it’s all seen through the eyes of the person who might have caused it all. Olivia Kade is an author at the center of a controversial storm. Because of the book she’s written, some people love her and some people want to see her dead. The problem is, both groups are dangerous. She knows it is risky, but she is embarking on a book tour, and as she travels the country, she sees the world changing in terrifying ways.
LEILA -For the character of Olivia, I had many inspirations from the actresses of the 50s such as Audrey Hepburn and Lauren Bacall ! Also, Coco Chanel who was not an actress, but I love her style. I’ m a huge fan of fashion, and I like to use some references from that world. There are a few in The Last Book You’ll Ever Read !
About Cullen Bunn:
Cullen Bunn is a New York Times bestselling author and prolific writer of horror/supernatural comics series and graphic novels including THE SIXTH GUN, HARROW COUNTY, BONE PARISH, THE DAMNED, THE EMPTY MAN, THE GHOUL NEXT DOOR, BASILISK, SHADOWMAN, and many other titles including The Last Book You’ll Ever Read for Vault Comics. He has fought for his life against mountain lions and performed on stage as the World’s Youngest Hypnotist.
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About Leila Leiz:
Born and raised in France now living in Italy, Leila Leiz is a self-taught artist who worked for several years at European publishers including Soleil and Sergio Bonelli before fulfilling her lifelong dream of making the leap to American comics.
Best known for her work on Paul Jenkins’ ALTERS for AfterShock and Horde with Marguerite Bennet, she has also worked on 451 Media’s NVRLND and was a contributor to AfterShock’s SHOCK anthology. She is working on M.O.M with Emila Clark (from Game of Thrones) and Marguerite Bennet for Image Comics and The Last Book You’ll Ever Read with Cullen Bunn for Vault Comics.
Leila has a HUGE Instagram following: 77,200 followers (!) and 9.2K Facebook followers
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2 winners will receive a finished copy of THE LAST BOOK YOU’LL EVER READ, US Only.
Ends October 7th, midnight EST.
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