Meyer

Illustrated by Andrea Mutti

Meyer Lansky is dead ... or at least that’s what he wants his enemies to believe. But the old man has one last job to pull off, and he can’t do it alone. Once he recruits an innocent bystander, their journey propels them headlong into an adventure filled with murder and malice, towards an ending neither could possibly have foreseen. For fans of "Breaking Bad". An immigrant’s story in the guise of an old mobster’s tale.

​​Jonathan Lang was born in Liege, Belgium. He is a comic writer and filmmaker. He began his writing career as a film critic for the Miami New Times. His short film, The Showing, received a Van Gogh Award for directing at the 2015 Amsterdam International Film Festival. A Miami native, he grew up fishing and diving in Islamorada. As a child, he was regaled by stories of his grandfather working as a numbers runner for “Tough Jews,” Murder, Inc. He conceived of Meyer while volunteering as a companion to a 101-year-old resident in a retirement home. He is the writer/co-creator of the critically acclaimed, Feeding Ground (Archaia), which was optioned by Pressman Films in 2014. He was a contributor to Occupy Comics (Black Mask). He has written for IDW’s Garbage Pail Kids, and lived his childhood dream of creating a GPK. His miniseries Plunder was published by BOOM! in 2015. He is a Brooklyn transplant now living in Los Angeles.

Andrea broke into the industry in 1994, by first working with popular Italian publishing houses Xenia Edizioni and Fenix. In 1996, he established an international presence by signing projects with the U.S. Star Comics. In the years to follow, his passion and talent led him to collaborations with esteemed creators and editors in Italy (Bonelli, Mondadori, Playpress, Ancora, Jackson Libri, Tedeschi), France (Albin Michel, Glénat, Soleil, Casterman) and the U.S. as a key illustrator for Marvel (X-Men, Punisher), DC (Batman, Hellblazer, DMZ), Boom (Evil Empire), Dark Horse (Conan, Rebels), and Image (Port of Earth).

""a graphic novel that makes for the perfect Rosh Hashanah reading"" - FORBES "“A thrilling, funny, and touching alternate history…. As gangsters so often become figures of folktale, Lang and Mutti’s romp takes inspiration from the Maxwell Scott quote, “When the legend becomes fact, print the legend.”" - PUBLISHERS WEEKLY ""History meets art! A riveting tale about the man who created organized crime—Lang’s story brings Meyer’s legacy to life!" " - Meyer Lansky II "“Deftly written by Los Angeles-based author and filmmaker Jonathan Lang (Feeding Ground) ...This is a 120-page, darkly comedic coming-of-age quest stuffed full of hardcore Breaking Bad-style imagery amid a fictional biography of the legendary Jewish mobster Meyer Lansky as he attempts to organize his very last caper.”" - SYFY WIRE "“A different kind of gangster tale… Meyer is both funny and thoughtful, a story about aging, self-fulfillment, friendship, and legacies.”" - AiPT Comics