Fans of the web comic Wondermark will be able to get their hands on a physical version of the strip when Dark Horse releases a hardbound edition entitled Beards of our Fathers in June 2008.
Ignatz-nominated creator David Malki crafts his unique comic strips by combining public-domain Victorian-era engravings with clever original dialogue to illustrate an often-poignant social commentary. Against the pinned-down and buttoned-up backdrop of a bygone era, Malkiâ€™s sarcastic yet sincere sense of humor adds layers of depth and lucidity to his creation, pitting classic representations against contemporary comedy.
â€œEach comic strip is its own little world, telling its own little story,â€ Malki explained in a prepared statement. â€œThey resemble the world we know, but twisted a half-turn, or more. My only overall goal is to present a narrative of contemporary life that will confound future archaeologists.â€
Wondermark: Beards of our Fathers will sell for $14.95.