Chynna Clugston Flores’ first volume of Blue Monday returns to print with all-new colors from Jordie Bellaire this July. This new volume will also feature an introduction from Kieron Gillen. It collects the original first volume miniseries as well as early short stories and more.
Blue Monday follows the Pepsi-fueled misadventures of Bleu L. Finnegan, a blue-haired, Buster Keaton-obsessed, Adam Ant-worshiping teenager.
“BLUE MONDAY in full color is like a dream come true for me, since it’s always appeared in the brightest of colors in my head,” said Flores. “The whole thing has been remastered in a sense––the art’s been cleaned, it’s as bright and alive as it always wanted to be, and it’ll be full comic size instead of digest. It’ll be at full-volume, maximum obnoxiousness, and I really can’t wait for everyone to see its new incarnation.”
“I grew up reading BLUE MONDAY in my teenage years, and it is the foundation for exposing me to all sorts of music, comics, and films that saved my adolescence from shit-kicker suburban hell,” said editor Ian Shaughnessy. “As a fan and now a friend, I couldn’t be happier working as Chynna’s editor on these new full-color editions, as well as on the new adventures of Bleu and the gang in future BLUE MONDAY comics. Jordie Bellaire’s vibrant palette is the perfect match for Chynna’s material, and seeing it in color is like reading it all over again, for the first time.”
Blue Monday, Volume 1: The Kids Are Alright hits comic book shelves on Wednesday, July 27th and bookstores Tuesday, August 2nd. You can pre-order today!