Acclaimed cartoonist and veteran animator Stephan Franck (Despicable Me, The Iron Giant, What If…?) has returned to his comic series “Palomino,” a neo-noir graphic novel set in the lost culture of Los Angeles’ country music clubs. Franck and his Dark Planet Comics label have turned to Kickstarter to crowdfund Volumes 2 and 3 of a 4-Volume plan. The series originally launched on Kickstarter in 2020 with the support of nearly 700 backers.
Set in Los Angeles in the year 1981, “Palomino” speaks to Los Angeles’ weird and forgotten history with heavy doses of music and mystery. Across LA, six nights a week, working musicians, TV actors, stuntmen, cops, hustlers, and broken souls try to survive on the B-side of the City of Angels. This is “Palomino” – where Farrah Fawcett hair reigns supreme, where Ronald Reagan is beginning his first term as President, and where LA’s hottest music spot is North Hollywood’s historic Palomino Club.
“’Palomino’ follows the neo-noir, slice-of-life adventures of a man on thin ice,” said Franck in a statement. “Eddie Lang is a former Burbank PD detective, who’s a private investigator by day and a working musician by night. In the new volumes, Eddie dives deeper into the murder case of a former TV actress and quickly finds himself uncovering too many deadly truths. Meanwhile, his old-soul teenage daughter Lisette just might be even more hard-boiled than her father. Lisette’s frustrated by her father’s refusal to reopen her mother’s cold case and she decides to begin her own investigation. What could possibly go wrong?”
Check out the project page for “Palomino” Volumes 2 and 3, now live on Kickstarter.