Self Help Comic Book

Self Help by Owen King & Jesse Kellerman
(June 19, 2024)


In Self Help, readers are introduced to down-on-his-luck rideshare driver Jerry Hauser, whose existence is a bleak one…especially because every fare he picks up tells him how much he looks like ultra-successful self-help guru Darren Hart. But in a twist of fate, Jerry is given the chance of a lifetime…which, if he’s not careful, may well end his lifetime. So begins this rollicking and gleefully lurid pulp crime story.
From there the story races ahead at an ever-increasing speed, and with an ever-increasing body count, as Jerry assumes his rival’s identity, fights to keep a lid on the murder, fends off the Euro-gangsters to whom Darren was heavily indebted, placates Darren’s calculating assistant Cassandra, and rebuilds his relationship with his estranged ex-wife Michelle and daughter Amelia. Oh, and he also needs to avoid the white supremacists that hold Jerry’s personal marker—except to them, he’s Danny McClure—and keep up his Drÿvÿr rating. 

Self Help – Praise

“Sun-drenched LA classic and contemporary noir mushed and mashed together! Consider me hooked and needing to seek more Self Help.” — Paul Tremblay, author of The Cabin at the End of the World and Horror Movie

“There’s something wicked and wonderful about setting a Tom Ripley-style tale of stolen identity in our modern era of influencers and ‘personal growth’ — if I didn’t know Owen King and Jesse Kellerman wrote this, I would have assumed it was something that Patricia Highsmith and Donald Westlake dreamed up during a sunbaked L.A. bender. (And Marianna Ignazzi’s deadpan yet stylish art is the perfect match for this twisted noir delight.) I loved this first issue and can’t wait for more!” — Duane SwierczynskiNew York Times bestselling author of California Bear

“Funny, edgy, and so damn smart, bringing a cool Old Hollywood vibe to a contemporary setting. SELF HELP is the must-read comic of the year!” — Rio Youers, author of The Bang-Bang Sisters

“Expertly devised for today’s superficial media-obsessed America, Self Help is a sunbaked crime story that is thrilling, funny, and wonderfully Hitchcockian. Owen King, Jesse Kellerman, and Marianna Ignazzi have crafted a perfectly LA story of dashed dreams, mistaken identity, and selfish opportunism. Trust me — you won’t want to miss an issue.” – Christopher Condon, writer, The Night People & The Enfield Gang Massacre

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