Radiator Comics to Publish Escape From the Great American Novel by Drew Lerman

Radiator Comics is proud to announce we will be publishing Escape From The Great American Novel, a 176-page collection of Drew Lerman’s online comic strip, Snake Creek.

Escape from the Great American Novel follows best friends Roy and Dav as they find themselves on opposite sides of a battle between apocalyptic oil barons and bomb-chucking anarchists. But Dav just wants to write the Great American Novel, while Roy wonders what the big deal is—after all, their world is only another fiction.

This second volume of Lerman’s Snake Creek strips features a self-contained narrative drawn between August 2019 and August 2021. Using improvisational cartooning techniques, Lerman crafts a complex story, panel by panel, strip by strip, packed with puns and o’erflowing with literary references. The result is a cohesive graphic novel that irreverently tackles climate collapse, late-stage capitalism, and the plight of the modern author.

Escape From the Great American Novel will be released on April 18, 2023. Radiator Comics will run a pre-order campaign prior to the book’s publication.

To celebrate this announcement, Radiator Comics will be hosting Drew at our table at the Small Press Fair (SPF’22) in Dania Beach, FL November 12 + 13. Drew will be joining us on Sunday, the 13th.

Readers too impatient to wait until the Spring to read Snake Creek away from the internet can be satiated by Drew’s new self-published Tales of Old Snake Creek, released later this month. Tales of Old Snake Creek collects long-form Snake Creek comics previously published in anthologies including The 2020 Sun and Sand Comic Anthology (Black Josei Press & Radiator Comics), Isolated (edited & published by Tana Oshima), Detective! Double Digest (Real Easy Press), and Spiny Orb Weaver No. 2 (Radiator Comics)! You can pre-order copies of Tales of Old Snake Creek through Drew’s bigcartel at https://drewlerman.bigcartel.com/

Drew Lerman is a cartoonist from Miami, Florida. He writes and draws the ongoing comic strip Snake Creek, whose first year was collected in print in 2019. His other publications include Schtick (2021) and Tales of Old Snake Creek (2022).

Escape From The Great American Novel is Radiator Comics’ sixth publishing project.