Dark Horse Comics has announced Everyone is Tulip, a new original graphic novel exploring the discomfort of modern day social media fame. The psychological comic, set for release in June 2021, is written by Dave Baker, illustrated by Nicole Goux, and colored by Ellie Hall.
Aspiring actress Becca has a dream of Hollywood fame and fortune, which seem to come true when she’s hired for an experimental internet art project that goes viral. However, when her online persona becomes bigger than she could have imagined, complications arise.
As her daily life grows ever more warped, thanks to a sudden army of faithful fans and hecklers, Becca begins to question if the struggle is worth the rewards. From her romantic endeavors to her self-understanding, every facet of Becca’s life begins to shift and evolve. From the outside it looks like Becca is living the dream, but Is this weight of her breakthrough really going to be her undoing?
“This project is a deeply personal work for me. It’s mined from experience, both personal and observed. Everyone Is Tulip is a narrative centered around compromise.” says Baker. “It seems to be the singular constant in the existence of most artists. How to mitigate it, how to embrace it, and how to live with it.”
“We are living in a world of rapidly shifting technology and ideas. Everyone Is Tulip is about navigating technology and social media as an artist and a human, and how that informs what you make.” added Goux. “Dave and I started this book at a point when we were being asked to make compromises in our work with the offer of potential success and had to make serious decisions about what direction we wanted our careers to go. There is so much gray area surrounding the idea of pure art versus successful art, and every artist has to choose what they can live with. Everyone Is Tulip asks what you are willing to sacrifice to get what you want, what compromises are you willing to make, who are you willing to screw to make it happen, and also, what is the nature of art and theft in our ever-changing society.”
Everyone is Tulip is set for release on June 16th, 2021 at your local comic shop and June 29th, 2021 at bookstores and Amazon.