The Waldorf Astoria is the classiest hotel along the Manhattan skyline in 1930s New York City. When a charming woman named Nina checks in with a high-society entourage, young Frank, a bellhop, and Theresa, a maid, get caught up in a series of mysterious thefts. Nina is apparently a highly skilled jewel thief! Very well told, with a Domino Lady-like heroine who's sexy, charming, and physically adept. The stakes quickly grow perilous. For everyone.
Eisner Award-winning artist Jonathan Case (Green River Killer, Dear Creature) writes and draws this unusual graphic novel of petty crime, comic predicaments, and vast heart, in a story that speaks to class, race, and gender barriers.
Creator Jonathan Case spent his formative years on a boat in Mexico, where he had nary to do but hole up in a cabin and draw, read and plot his escape. He eventually moved to the American south to study performing arts at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia.
He is a member of Portland's own Periscope Studio, the largest collective of comics artists and writers in the United States. Case's work can also be found in the Eisner Award-winning anthology Comic Book Tattoo, and on the walls of Portland's McMenamins hotels and pubs.