Press Release: Devil’s Due Goes Cyberpunk!!

Devil’s Due Goes Cyberpunk with Jake Smith’s This Off Beat Town

Kickstarter Miniseries Collected for Comic Shop & Digital Distribution


This Summer, Devil’s Due will release This Off Beat Town: Vol. 1, a collected edition of the up and coming writer/artist Jake Smith’s four issue miniseries.

This Off Beat Town is a science fiction action comic taking place in the Hong Kong-esque dystopian city Nero. A city full of aliens, robots, and its lead protagonist, a genetically engineered talking chimp named Felix, who also happens to be a freelance mercenary.

“I am so stoked to have This Off Beat Town coming out through Devil’s Due!” said Jake Smith. “I couldn’t think of a better publisher for this book! I’ve been dying to get it into comic shops so everyone can enjoy it.”

“Jake Smith is a talent to keep your eyes on, and I’m excited that he’s brought his passion project to our line”, said Devil’s Due Commander-in-Chief Josh Blaylock. “I hope this is the beginning of much more to come.”

This June, Smith also lends his talents to Blaylock’s own series Mercy Sparx, in a limited edition variant cover illustration for issue #13, also available through Devil’s Due Comics.


Devil’s Due Comics is a North American based comic book publisher founded by author and artist Josh Blaylock in 2000. Famous for its diversity of styles and genres, in both corporate licensed and creator-owned comics, Devil’s Due’s titles are found globally, under the shared umbrella of Devil’s Due / 1First Comics.

Jake Smith is a comic book creator from Nashville, Tennessee, and the creative force behind the groundbreaking comic This Off Beat Town. He has also contributed to Spook House, TMNT Universe and MetalShark Bro! Keep on the look out for this up and coming visionary artist’s future projects!


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Cover by Tradd Moore (above).

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