THE CLAWS COME OUT is a new book of comics by me, Pat Lewis, due out in stores November 2007 December 5, 2007 and published by the good people at IDW Publishing. It contains a bunch of stories about my two favorite things--women and monsters. Here's the official summary:

An apathetic scientist works late defrosting the Abominable Snowman. A naive blood donor dates a rageaholic vampire. A two-bit fortune teller inadvertently sparks a zombie epidemic. And it's all played for laughs. Martians, werewolves, serial killers and B-movie monsters square off against a variety of tough women in this slam-bang collection of comedy/adventure stories by acclaimed indie cartoonist Pat Lewis.

Some of the stories ("Prowl," "Bad Date," and the Day Prize-nominated "Abominable") were previously released as mini-comics, but there's also intros by a sexy "B-movie" horror hostess, a new 44-page story entitled "Zombie Trouble," and a bunch of other never-before-seen stuff. That's over one-third new material!

I'll be updating this page with more information as the release date approaches. In the meantime though, if you have any questions, or are interested in interviewing me or reviewing the book, please contact me personally: pat (at)

Hardcover / Black & White / 6" x 9" / 152 pages
ISBN: 1-60010-120-8
EAN: 978-1-60010-120-5

THE CLAWS COME OUT is currently listed in the Sept. '07 issue of PREVIEWS, on page 313, in the IDW section. You can view a copy of the ad here.
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"Great story-telling and crisp fine drawing is the order of the day with this well-made and funny comic book. Pat Lewis comes highly recommended as a cartoonist and drinking buddy." ---Tony Millionaire

"Pat Lewis' stories in THE CLAWS COME OUT ooze originality and charm, ranging from delightfully shocking pantomime to sitcom-ready characterization doused in a fresh coat of blood. Not since the likes of 'Topper' or 'Bell, Book, and Candle' has there been an occult romantic comedy that so successfully balances witty, slice-of-life dialogue against blackly comic thrills." ---Jay Stephens

PAT LEWIS is a 31-year-old artist from Pittsburgh, PA, raised on MAD Magazine, Looney Tunes, and "Peanuts" reprint books. After bouncing around from various part-time and temporary jobs, he eventually managed to make a living as a freelance illustrator while still finding time to self-publish his own minicomics, some of which have been nominated for the Ignatz Award and the Howard E. Day Memorial Prize. Right now he could probably use a shave and a cup of coffee. THE CLAWS COME OUT is his first book.

IDW PUBLISHING is a division of Idea and Design Works, LLC, a revolutionary creative service company with a wide range of clients. Among their best-selling titles are Hasbro's THE TRANSFORMERS; Fox's ANGEL, Konami's METAL GEAR SOLID, and FALLEN ANGEL. IDW's 30 DAYS OF NIGHT film is in development and will be released by Sony Pictures in October 2007. IDW has films in development at Dimension Films and Paramount Pictures, as well.

Copyright © 2007 Pat Lewis. All Rights Reserved.