BY THE BALLS: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION
The LA-Based crime fiction outfit UGLYTOWN is back.
It's been 15 years since BY THE BALLS introduced hard-boiled detective Ben Drake to the world and Akashic books is celebrating by releasing BY THE BALLS: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION. Join Skylight Books for the exciting reintroduction of UGYLYTOWN.
Jim Pascoe is a writer, designer, and an Emmy Award–winning
creative director. He is responsible for the packaging design of over
100 DVDs, including Mad Men, the 2010 Kubrick Collection, and Coraline,
which won Best in Show at the Hollywood Reporter's Key Art Awards. He
has written comics and books featuring Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Kim
Possible, and Hellboy. His graphic novel series Undertown was serialized
in over fifty newspapers worldwide, and his recent crime fiction has
appeared in Los Angeles Noir and Florida Heat Wave.
Tom Fassbender is a writer, editor, and content
strategist who has written, edited, and published both novels and
comics. By day he manages the creative team at a Southern California
financial institution. He fills the rest of his time by being a father,
tending beehives, running long distances (preferably in the Angeles
National Forest), and seeking new adventures in and around Los Angeles.
Together, they cofounded UglyTown
, the acclaimed
independent crime fiction publishing company. They gave voice to
then-newcomers Sean Doolittle, Victor Gischler, Curt Colbert, and Rodney
Johnson as well as veterans Eddie Muller, Gary Phillips, and Nathan