At Major Spoilers, we’re all about getting as many different people into comics as we can.  Ape Entertainment sent us a press release/solicitation announcement yesterday regarding the upcoming The Trouble with Katie Rogers.  The book is squarely aimed at the female readers; so here is the question for our Lady Legion of Spoilerites; is this the kind of comics you would be interested in?

Press release, with the cover images and more information about the original graphic novel, after the jump.

Press Release

“THE TROUBLE WITH KATIE ROGERS” GRAPHIC NOVEL. is a “little something for the ladies” from British Illustrator Des Taylor, whose work has already received plaudits from the likes of Louise Redknapp, Denise Richards, Michael Jackson, Geri Halliwell,  LA designer Jazmin Whitley and celebrity jeweller Theo Fennell, to name a few .  And now his thousands of followers on Katie Roger’s official Myspace will get a chance to see his latest character leap of the screen and onto the printed page in the artists’ first graphic novel. “I wanted to create a female hero, but one that girls could relate to. After putting up Katie’s webstrips online, the response I got from girls was overwhelming. They are the ones that pushed me to make it into a full graphic story.” said creator Des Taylor.

What is The Trouble with Katie Rogers?
Katie Rogers is a beautiful, independent, British born publicist working in New York with some of the city’s biggest celebrities; A-list parties, award ceremonies, exclusive nightclubs and penthouse dinners are the sort of places her job requires her to be.

But Katie’s personal life isn’t so glamorous. She is a workaholic that is on the brink of losing her boyfriend due to her work load. And her nemesis at work – the evil Crystal Rose – is out to make Katie’s life a misery every time she goes into the office.

The Trouble with Katie Rogers has the high speed antics of a romcom, all the fun and action of a traditional Graphic Novel, with short stories & anecdotes that reveal Katie’s outlook of her love of New York, clothes, and the perils of being a woman of the 21st century.

Katie Rogers is for  women who want a little lighter reading with their bookstore coffee, for girls who might not have thought there was anything in a traditional comic store for them, and for boys who feel a little bit guilty for spending the whole day in the comic store instead of with their girl, but have left it too late to run to the florist!

The Trouble With Katie Rogers is published by as a  single issue OGN  (7”x10”, 144 pages,  full colour) scheduled for  bookstores July 2009 and is listed in the May edition of  Previews ( previews #248)  The Previews code for The Trouble With Katie Rogers is : MAY09 0644.

via Ape Entertainment


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  1. “She is a workaholic that is on the brink of losing her boyfriend due to her work load.”

    Uh, no. Definitely not for me. If I wanted to read Cosmo, I’d read Cosmo.

  2. This is the kind of pseudo-“Sex in the City”, painfully unfunny romantic comedy crap that the media in general thinks that all women like, which is just so wrong I don’t know where to begin. OMG, will her career cost her sex?! Quick, find out before your overpriced novelty goes cold and you actually have to pay for this book! Screw this noise – give me the Legion any day.

  3. I for one have read the Katie Rogers strips on her site for a year now and she is funny. Almost like a cartoon Carrie. Really nice to have something new on the shelves that isn’t a total Breast-Fest. Chill out! It’s only entertainment.
    Not sure about a gut writing chick stories mind you.
    I’ve ordered my copy.

  4. I think its more positive than Graciela gives it credit for. I like the way it shows ordinary girls thinking on their feet – not on their backs – to outwit the corporate world at large and win the day. Go Des.

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