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Los Angeles nightlife. It’s all Hollywood parties and glitterati, right? The graphic novel POSEURS paints a different picture as it plays with the idea of who’s real and who’s rented in the LA party scene.

Available this February from Image Comics, POSEURS follows the lives of three distinctly different teenagers as they navigate both the seemingly glamorous and underground party scenes of LA. Traversing all corners of LA, from the graffiti-tagged streets of LA’s eastside to the bloated mansions of Bel Air, POSEURS takes a satirical look at the LA party scene through the eyes of three teens who get in over their heads.

Writer Deborah Vankin has the pedigree to back up her tale — she’s covered arts, culture, entertainment, and nightlife in LA for nearly 10 years, writing for publications such as the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, and Variety. Rick Mays (KABUKI VOL. 6: SCARAB) brings a pen as sharp as Vankin’s wit and experience to the project, perfectly capturing the aesthetic of the LA party scene, whether the pretty dream or the ugly truth.

“It’s a young adult novel aimed at teens, but I think older audiences will appreciate the satire that permeates the story. There’s a kidnapping, a few shady characters, and some love interest. And it’s shot through with photographic and literary references — so it’s fun, but smart, too.”

POSEURS OGN (DEC100454), a 152-page black & white graphic novel from Image Comics, will be in stores February 16, 2011.

Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline, Skybound and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit

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