Oni Press announced it is collecting the UTown webcomic into a 216-page adult graphic novel from Canadian creator CAB for release in July 2023.
UTown is the story of a seedy neighborhood that a cast of misfits call home. Samuel is a 24-year-old, self-described aspiring artist (but mostly a video store clerk) who’s doing his best to avoid adulthood. When gentrification shows up at his doorstep, he must face the fact that the town he grew up in is no longer his safe haven–and that he’s not ready to leave just yet. With no money and few options, it’s time for him to step up and prove his worth as a serious artist or keep on repeating old, toxic behaviors.
“Back in the early 2000s and the dawn of art communities, the characters of UTown already had a few devoted fans. Twenty years and a bilingual webcomic later, I’m really excited to release their story as a proper graphic novel, to English readers everywhere,” said creator CAB in a press release. “Scott Pilgrim was a huge influence to me so it’s wonderful to have the book be published by Oni Press.”
UTown is scheduled to arrive on July 5, 2023, and will have a $19.99 cover price.