Thursday, August 17, 2017

Covers Revealed - Upcoming Novels by DAC Authors


Here are some of the upcoming novels by formerly featured DAC Authors! The year in parentheses is the year the author was featured in the DAC.


Stephen Aryan (2015)

Mageborn
The Age of Dread 1
Orbit, October 3, 2017
Trade Paperback and eBook, 432 pages

Fear of magic is intensifying across the west. Morgan, a former Guardian of the Peace, believes the eradication of magic will lead to stability and lasting world peace. He will do anything to achieve his goal, even if it means murdering every child born with magical ability.

The Red Tower is their last hope. Sheltered from a world that fears them, the students there are taught to control their wild and powerful gifts. But unrest is stirring both outside the walls of the Red Tower and within.  





Bradley P. Beaulieu (2011)

In the Village Where Brightwine Flows
A Shattered Sands Novella
Quillings Literary, August 11, 2017
eBook, 65 pages

Street urchins have been turning up missing in the great desert city of Sharakhai. Few care until the son of one of the city’s richest patrons goes missing as well.

The apothecary named Dardzada wants nothing to do with it, but his shrewd mind and skills as an apothecary make him indispensable to his cruel half-brother Layth, the captain of the guard tasked with solving the mystery.

When Layth insists he look deeper into the kidnappings, Dardzada is drawn into a struggle much larger than he ever anticipated, and he soon realizes it will take all his wits to save the victims and himself.
Quillings (Paperback)



Of Sand and Malice Made
A Shattered Sands Novel
DAW, September 19, 2017
Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Hardcover and eBook, September 6, 2016

This standalone companion novel returns to Bradley P. Beaulieu’s Song of Shattered Sands epic fantasy universe

Çeda is the youngest pit fighter in the history of Sharakhai. She’s made her name in the arena as the fearsome White Wolf. None but her closest friends and allies know her true identity. But this all changes when she crosses the path of Rümayesh, an ehrekh, a sadistic creature forged aeons ago by the god of chaos.

The ehrekh are desert dwellers, but for centuries Rümayesh has lurked in the dark corners of Sharakhai, combing the populace for human “jewels” that might interest her. Some she chooses to stand by her side, until she tires of them and discards them. Others she abducts to examine more closely, leaving them ruined, worn-out husks.

Çeda flees the ehrekh’s attentions, but that only makes Rümayesh covet her more. Rümayesh grows violent, threatening to unmask Çeda as the White Wolf—but the danger grows infinitely worse when she turns her attention to Çeda’s friends.

As Çeda fights to protect the people dearest to her, Rümayesh comes closer to attaining her prize, and the struggle becomes a battle for Çeda’s very soul.



With Blood Upon the Sand
The Song of Shattered Sands 2
DAW, February 6, 2018
Trade Paperback, 672 pages
Hardcover and eBook, February 7, 2017

The second book in The Song of Shattered Sands series–an epic fantasy with a desert setting, filled with rich worldbuilding and pulse-pounding action.

Çeda, now a Blade Maiden in service to the kings of Sharakhai, trains as one of their elite warriors, gleaning secrets even as they send her on covert missions to further their rule. She knows the dark history of the asirim—that hundreds of years ago they were enslaved to the kings against their will—but when she bonds with them as a Maiden, chaining them to her, she feels their pain as if her own. They hunger for release, they demand it, but with the power of the gods compelling them, they find their chains unbreakable.

Çeda could become the champion they’ve been waiting for, but the need to tread carefully has never been greater. After their recent defeat at the hands of the rebel Moonless Host, the kings are hungry for blood, scouring the city in their ruthless quest for revenge. Çeda’s friend Emre and his new allies in the Moonless Host hope to take advantage of the unrest in Sharakhai, despite the danger of opposing the kings and their god-given powers, and the Maidens and their deadly ebon blades.

When Çeda and Emre are drawn into a plot of the blood mage Hamzakiir, they learn a devastating secret that may very well shatter the power of the hated kings. But it may all be undone if Çeda cannot learn to navigate the shifting tides of power in Sharakhai and control the growing anger of the asirim that threatens to overwhelm her…



A Veil of Spears
The Song of Shattered Sands 3
DAW, March 20, 2018
Hardcover and eBook, 672 pages

The third book in The Song of Shattered Sands series–an epic fantasy with a desert setting, filled with rich worldbuilding and pulse-pounding action.

Since the Night of Endless Swords, a bloody battle the Kings of Sharakhai narrowly won, the kings have been hounding the rebels known as the Moonless Host. Many have been forced to flee the city, including Çeda, who discovers that the King of Sloth is raising his army to challenge the other kings’ rule.

When Çeda finds the remaining members of the Moonless Host, now known as the thirteenth tribe, she sees a tenuous existence. Çeda hatches a plan to return to Sharakhai and free the asirim, the kings’ powerful, immortal slaves. The kings, however, have sent their greatest tactician, the King of Swords, to bring Çeda to justice for her crimes.

But the once-unified front of the kings is crumbling. The surviving kings vie quietly against one another, maneuvering for control over Sharakhai. Çeda hopes to use that to her advantage, but whom to trust? Any of them might betray her.

As Çeda works to lift the shackles from the asirim and save the thirteenth tribe, the kings of Sharakhai, the scheming queen of Qaimir, the ruthless blood mage, Hamzakiir, and King of Swords all prepare for a grand clash that may decide the fate of all.



Also in this series:

Twelve Kings in Sharakhai
The Song of the Shattered Sands 1
DAW, July 12, 2016
Trade Paperback, 592 pages
Hardcover and eBook,September 1, 2015

Best Book of 2015 by Amazon | Barnes & Noble | BuzzFeed • “Promises to be breathtaking.” —Robin Hobb

The Song of the Shattered Sands: Book One

Sharakhai, the great city of the desert, center of commerce and culture, has been ruled from time immemorial by twelve kings — cruel, ruthless, powerful, and immortal. With their army of Silver Spears, their elite company of Blade Maidens and their holy defenders, the terrifying asirim, the Kings uphold their positions as undisputed, invincible lords of the desert. There is no hope of freedom for any under their rule.

Or so it seems, until Çeda, a brave young woman from the west end slums, defies the Kings’ laws by going outside on the holy night of Beht Zha’ir. What she learns that night sets her on a path that winds through both the terrible truths of the Kings’ mysterious history and the hidden riddles of her own heritage. Together, these secrets could finally break the iron grip of the Kings’ power…if the nigh-omnipotent Kings don’t find her first.






Kevin Hearne (2011)

Scourged
The Iron Druid Chronicles 9
Del Rey, April 3, 2018
Hardcover and eBook, 224 pages

New York Times bestselling author Kevin Hearne returns with the finale to his wildly popular action-adventure series, The Iron Druid Chronicles.

Two-thousand-year-old Druid Atticus O’Sullivan travels to Asgard and faces off against the Norse gods to try and prevent Ragnarok in the final battle for the fate of mankind.

Rock of Ages 2: Bigger & Boulder Coming Very Soon!



Rock and Roll When Rock of Ages 2: Bigger &
Boulder™ Drops Worldwide on STEAM®,
PlayStation®4, and Xbox One™ End of August!


IRVINE, Calif - Aug. 15, 2017 - Aesthetes, petrologists, and art historians rejoice! They say that the past is etched in stone, but it's time to smash those preconceived notions into oblivion because Rock of Ages 2: Bigger & Boulder will be coming digitally to Steam, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One end of August! Release dates for each platform below:
  • Steam - Americas and Europe on Aug. 28
  • PlayStation 4 - Americas on Aug. 28 and Europe on Aug. 29
  • Xbox One - Americas and Europe on Aug. 29
This part Tower Defense, part Racing, part Art History lesson, and all-smashing game from ACE Team is the rocks to the wall -- or should I say rocks to the wall, am I right? -- sequel to 2011's deliciously off-beat Rock of Ages. In the game, players navigate artistic worlds, taking turns in defensive and offensive roles in an attempt to bash open the enemy's castle and stomp them into a historical footnote.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

2017 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - August Debuts




Each month you will be able to vote for your favorite cover from that month's debut novels. At the end of the year the 12 monthly winners will be pitted against each other to choose the 2017 Debut Novel Cover of the Year. Please note that a debut novel cover is eligible in the month in which the novel is published in the US. Cover artist/illustrator/designer information is provided when we have it.

I'm using PollCode for this vote. After you the check the circle next to your favorite, click "Vote" to record your vote. If you'd like to see the real-time results click "View". This will take you to the PollCode site where you may see the results. If you want to come back to The Qwillery click "Back" and you will return to this page. Voting will end sometime on August 31, 2017.


Vote for your favorite August 2017 Debut Cover!
 
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Cover by Tom Sanderson





Cover art by Thom Tenery





Cover illustration by Gene Mollica and Shutterstock
Design by Lauren Panepinto





Cover design by Olga Grlic
Cover photograph: plainpicture / alt6 / Roger Proulx





Cover illustrated by Patrick Arrasmith















Cover design by Sandra Chui
Cover photo of the boy by Sean Gladwell/ Getty Images
Photo of the dog by Maya Karkalicheva/Getty Images










Cover art by Steven Messing
Overall design by Owen Corrigan





Cover art by Sparth
Cover design by Christine Foltzer










Cover art and design by Design by Committee











The Gravediggers Union Launches in November


WILD HORROR ABOUNDS IN
THE GRAVEDIGGERS UNION

PORTLAND, OR, 08/14/2017 — DEADLY CLASS co-creator Wes Craig launches an all-new series with artist Toby Cypress (Omega Men) in THE GRAVEDIGGERS UNION, a horror series—chock-full of steroid zombies, monster gods, swamp vampires, ghost storms, and space monkeys—set to launch this November.

“With The Gravediggers Union, I tried to create an environmental horror story that mixes E.C Comics, H.P. Lovecraft’s horror, and a lot of dark humour,” said Craig. “I’m so proud of what we’re creating, and what Toby, Niko, and Jared are doing together is some of the most original looking comics I’ve ever seen.”

The Ghost Fleet Collection in November

THE GHOST FLEET: THE WHOLE GODDAMNED THING MINISERIES TO BE COLLECTED

PORTLAND, OR, 08/14/2017 — All eight issues of the critically acclaimed miniseries THE GHOST FLEET—from writer Donny Cates (GOD COUNTRY, REDNECK) with artists Daniel Warren Johnson (EXTREMITY), Lauren Affe, and John J. Hill—will be collected for the first time into a deluxe, over-the-top volume and available this November from Image Comics.

“I am so incredibly proud to be able to finally bring this insane story to one deluxe volume. The Ghost Fleet is one of the coolest things I've ever been a part of, and it makes me so happy to expose it to an entirely new set of readers,” said Cates. “For fans of Daniel Warren Johnson's beautifully insane and frenetic art, it's a chance to see where it all began. Featuring never-before-seen extras and behind-the-scenes features including the alternate ending that never was! This is the collection I've been dreaming of for a very long time. Come and join us on this crazy, over-the-top adventure one final time.”

Luther Strode: The Complete Series in Hardcover This October

LUTHER STRODE: THE COMPLETE SERIES
TO BE COLLECTED INTO HARDCOVER EDITION

PORTLAND, OR, 08/14/2017 — Fan-favorite writer Justin Jordan (SPREAD, THE FAMILY TRADE) and artist Tradd Moore (Venom, All-New Ghost Rider) deliver the complete, critically-acclaimed LUTHER STRODE series collected into one hardcover volume for the first time this October in LUTHER STRODE: THE COMPLETE SERIES. It will collect THE STRANGE TALENT OF LUTHER STRODE #1-6, THE LEGEND OF LUTHER STRODE #1-6, and THE LEGACY OF LUTHER STRODE #1-6.

“Luther sent away for the Hercules Method and it changed his life. I sent Luther Strode away to Image, and it changed my life,” said Jordan. “Fortunately, that worked out a lot better for me than it did for Luther in the book. It's amazing to see the book that started my career as one hardcover edition, and even for people who've been with us the whole journey, there's tons in here never seen by anyone but me, Tradd and Felipe until now.”

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Interview with Anna Smith Spark, author of The Court of Broken Knives


Please welcome Anna Smith Spark to The Qwillery as part of the of the 2017 Debut Author Challenge Interviews. The Court of Broken Knives is published on August 15th by Orbit.

Please join The Qwillery in wishing Anna a Happy Publication Day!







TQWelcome to The Qwillery. When and why did you start writing?

Anna:  Hello, and thank you for inviting me here.

I’ve always written, I’ve got strange scribbled things from when I was a child, totally illegible. I used to play on my own as a child telling myself stories, creating whole worlds in my head. My father and many of his friends write, I grew up with poets, academics, novelists, playwrights. It just seemed entirely instinctive to write

I stopped writing for a long time as an adult for complex personal reasons (depression is a bad thing and blocks creativity. Medication is a good thing and helps creativity. The myth of the tormented artist is a myth. I’m just going to drop that in here because … ). I finally started writing properly again a few years ago. Broken Knives was the result.



TQAre you a plotter, a pantser or a hybrid?

Anna:  I’m something of a mix. I have a very clear idea of how the whole Empires of Dust trilogy will end, but unravelling how exactly I get there is something that slowly happens as the story progresses. Actually, it’s rather like writing history – I have a strong sense of the bones of the story arc, what has to happen, but the detail and the emphasis is evolving as I go along. Often it’s only when I written something that key themes emerge, and I have to go back and make changes as I understand what’s happening and why. Like the way you have to go back and reconsider things that happen in your own life. This sudden realisation: that’s what that means! That’s what that was about! That’s why it was! In some ways, I’m writing a very simple story, in the way myths and legends are often simple. I don’t write complex plots, I’m rather in awe of those writers who do, who can hold an intensely complex plot in their head. I’m trying to tell a simple story in a beautiful way.



TQWhat is the most challenging thing for you about writing?

Anna:  I get very up and down about my writing. I can write for days obsessively, pouring it out, so breathless with excitement. Then I despair and want to abandon everything as terrible and a waste of my life. Writing is a painful, emotional thing. Most writers probably shouldn’t be writers, if that makes any sense. One bad review and we’re emotionally broken.

And sometimes I want to scream at the computer, because the words are in there but I can’t get them out.

And I tend to snack while I write.



TQWhat has influenced / influences your writing?

Anna:  Influences…. Where to start? The Court of Broken Knives is hugely influenced by Norse and Dark Age British mythology and folk lore, and by Classical Greek literature. I suppose in some ways it’s a mythical book as much as a fantasy novel. Or a historical novel in a world where the old gods are real, like Mary Stewart’s Merlin trilogy or Mary Renault’s Alexander trilogy. I love historical fiction and academic history books; I draw a lot from historical biography and social history. I don’t really see a difference between fantasy and historical literature – they’re both creating alien worlds, presenting characters so very like but also so utterly distanced from our own lives.

Also travel writing, the way travel writing builds a world for you in your mind through landscape, daily experience, the local history of a place. I grew up walking the British countryside listening to my father talking about folk lore, history, literature. Then I’d go home and read Tolkien, Norse mythology, the Mabinogion, see the stories set in the landscapes I’d been walking in. That sense of the world as numinous. That’s what I’m trying to evoke.

As a child, I remember telling myself stories based on the great myth cycles, the Eddas or the Tale of Troy – kind of like very pretentious fan fic, I suppose. And, lo, I’m still writing stories based on them. That’s what fantasy is, really, maybe. Illiad/Beowulf/Gilgamesh fan fic.

In terms of my literary style, the authors I’m probably most influenced by are Mary Renault, M. John Harrison and James Ellroy. Renault just gets absolutely inside these astonishing people, Alexander, Plato, Dionysus of Syracuse, and makes them both real people (they were real people, they were petty and weak and sometimes unlucky and did really nasty bowel movements, same as we all are) and astonishing, titanic figures of myth (which they also were, somehow. I mean, how could Alexander have been a real person? Really?). Harrison’s style is astonishing, his Viriconium is a sublimely beautiful book. The way Ellroy writes violence is astonishing. In White Jazz he’s writing beyond language, just words as pure utter physical experience of pain. I binge read his books in my teens and they had a vast influence on me and the way I write.



TQDescribe The Court of Broken Knives in 140 characters or less.

Anna:  I’m going to cheat and base this on a line in a review I got on goodreads, because I love that review:

Violent, grim but bright with glaring desert sun and wide clear northern skies. Bleak, cynical, filled with beauty and love. Contains poetry.

The joke description is: Joe Abercrombie meets Leonard Cohen in a particularly filthy public toilet.



TQTell us something about The Court of Broken Knives that is not found in the book description.

Anna:  Warning: contains poetry. And romance. And shopping. And there’s this 500 word description of some rain. Two 500 words descriptions of some rain. Repeated references to bird shit.



TQWhat inspired you to write The Court of Broken Knives? What appeals to you about writing Grimdark fantasy?

Anna:  I have no clear idea what inspired me to start writing again. I didn’t write for a long time, and then one day I just started writing. A scene of some men in the desert, soldiers, the sun reflecting on their swords. Then violence. That became the beginnings of the book. Tobias emerged very clearly, right back that first day, he was there with me completely real from the start. Orhan also. Marith and Thalia have been with me in one form or another my whole life, they’re essentially the heroes of the stories I used to tell myself as a child. So the characters were there, but it took a long time for me to really understand what I was writing about, what the key themes and ideas were.

Why grimdark fantasy? Because it’s the closest to myth, to the strange old tales of the Iliad, the Eddas, Anglo-Saxon poetry. Those stories are savage, bloody, very brutal, often immoral, ultimately tragic - but shot through with utter, astonishing beauty and joy in life.



TQIn your opinion, what are the essential ingredients for Grimdark?

Anna:  Cynicism. Not nihilism – indeed, I suspect many of us grimdark types are deeply romantic at heart. But an awareness that there’s no easy good or bad, just life in all its myriad forms. That’s not to say that there’s no evil in the world, because the more I see of life, especially now I have a child, the more terrible and cruel the world seems to be. But that cruelty and evil are not simple things. Some people think that grimdark is ‘goodies and baddies with hyped-up violence’. I don’t see it in those terms at all. That’s so pointless, just gore for the sake of it. Grimdark to me is the self-awareness that we all have the potential to be monsters. That our choices can destroy others’ lives. That we are not good people and the world is not a good place. Or that one can be a good person and still inflict great harm. And to go on living with that.

Grimdark does also need a huge dose of entirely gratuitous violence, though. I do like a spot of entirely gratuitous violence in my books.



TQPlease tell us about the cover for The Court of Broken Knives.

Anna:  The US cover shows the figure of a man, back to the viewer, looking off into the white distance, a sword in his hand. He looks somehow lonely. He is surrounded by clear white light, or white mist covering his vision to blind him, or snow, or smoke. His name is Marith. He’s the love of my life.

The tag line is ‘Blood never lies’. What this means I leave to the reader to find out.



TQIn The Court of Broken Knives who was the easiest character to write and why? The hardest and why?

Anna:  Weirdly, the easiest character to write is Tobias, who’s a grizzled, aging sellsword bloke (clichéd? Moi?). Beneath the ex-fetish model female exterior, I would seem to be a grizzled, aging sellsword bloke. His voice just pours out of me. A friend who was in the Special Forces says I capture that soldierly voice perfectly, which is kind of weird seeing as I’m a liberal arts graduate who worries about doing the washing up in case it chips her nails.

The hardest character to write is probably Thalia. She is me, essentially. She’s been with me my whole life in one form or another, she’s the heroine I told myself stories about as a child, the D&D character I played for years. So she gets emotionally complicated.



TQWhy have you chosen to include or not chosen to include social issues in The Court of Broken Knives?

Anna:  All books are profoundly political. All say things about society and human life. And fantasy is ultimately about structures of power. Thus fantasy is profoundly political. It cannot but be political.

Yes, I do have a Masters in Cultural Studies. How’d you possibly work that out?

Broken Knives is explicit in its social critique. I’m a cynic, and that cynicism does I think come across. That wonderful line from Leonard Cohen, ‘Everybody knows the war is over/Everybody knows the good guys lost’ but yet we go on as if it’s not lost, as if we can still win. I rather believe that and I’m certainly writing that. Fighting the good fight even though it’s hopeless. Showing how unjust the world is.

Ultimately, I’m exploring the nature of power and of violence. Why do we fight? Why do we kill? Why are we prepared to die for something?



TQWhich question about The Court of Broken Knives do you wish someone would ask? Ask it and answer it!

Anna:

Question: Did you really mean to change tense three times in the same sentence?
Answer: Yes.



TQGive us one or two of your favorite non-spoilery quotes from The Court of Broken Knives.

Anna:  
  -   So much life. So much life in this dead place. The air smelt of life. The stream sang of life. The sky was luminous with life, colourless, liquid.

  -   Killing and killing and such perfect joy.

  -   Who can tell what it’s about, or when it was written? Just men who died.


TQWhat's next?

AnnaThe Tower of Living and Dying, book two of Empires of Dust, is currently with my editors. To blow my own trumpet very loudly, I’m extremely proud of it.

I’m writing book three at the moment. It’s a painful thing to write: it’s the end of a story I’ve invested so much of my life in. I’m really struggling with it, because when it’s done … it’s done.

I’m also involved in a very exciting new Kickstarter project, Landfall. It’s a fantasy serial, a series of written episodes that will work rather like a television show. It’s dark fantasy with a 16th/17th century New England flavour to it. An epic fantasy version of Jamestown, maybe??? I’m one of the writers, alongside Michael R. Fletcher and Jesse Bullington/Alex Marshall. It’s launching this summer, I’m very excited about it. Mike and I are good friends, I love his books; I’m a big fan of Jesse’s/Alex’s writing as well. I think our writing styles will work beautifully together. BUT IT’S A KICKSTARTER, GUYS. YOU WANT ME TO EAT NEXT YEAR, YOU NEED TO FUND IT. Ahem, I mean: if anyone’s interested, the kickstarter info will be going out soon.



TQThank you for joining us at The Qwillery.

Anna:  Thank you for having me.





The Court of Broken Knives
Empires of Dust 1
Orbit, August 15, 2017
Trade Paperback, 512 pages
     eBook, June 27, 2017

In this dark and gripping debut fantasy that Miles Cameron called "gritty and glorious!" the exiled son of the king must fight to reclaim his throne no matter the cost.

It is the richest empire the world has ever known, and it is also doomed. Governed by an imposturous Emperor, decadence has blinded its inhabitants to their vulnerability. The Yellow Empire is on the verge of invasion--and only one man can see it.

Haunted by prophetic dreams, Orhan has hired a company of soldiers to cross the desert to reach the capital city. Once they enter the Palace, they have one mission: kill the Emperor, then all those who remain. Only from the ashes can a new empire be built.

The company is a group of good, ordinary soldiers, for whom this is a mission like any other. But the strange boy Marith who walks among them is no ordinary soldier. Young, ambitious, and impossibly charming, something dark hides in Marith's past--and in his blood.

Dark and brilliant, dive into this new fantasy series for readers looking for epic battle scenes, gritty heroes, and blood-soaked revenge.





About Anna

Anna Smith Spark lives in London, UK. She loves grimdark and epic fantasy and historical military fiction. Anna has a BA in Classics, an MA in history and a PhD in English Literature. She has previously been published in the Fortean Times and the poetry website www.greatworks.org.









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BUZZKILL Trade Paperback This September - Sneak Peak


BUZZKILL TRADE PAPERBACK FINDS NEW HOME WITH IMAGE COMICS THIS SEPTEMBER
Sneak a peek at early preview pages

PORTLAND, OR, 08/14/2017 — The critically-acclaimed miniseries BUZZKILL, from writers Donny Cates (GOD COUNTRY, REDNECK) and Mark Reznicek and artists Geoff Shaw (GOD COUNTRY), and Lauren Affe, will return to print this September and be published by Image Comics.

BUZZKILL follows Ruben, an unconventional superhero who gets his powers through the consumption of alcohol and illicit drugs. On one fateful day, facing a world-ending threat, Reuben drank so much that he blacked out. He saved the world...but he has no idea how or why. Now, he's in recovery, trying to get sober and piece together not only the events of the night in question, but the broken parts of his life as an alcoholic and an addict.

I HATE FAIRYLAND SPECIAL EDITION


I HATE FAIRYLAND: I HATE IMAGE SPECIAL EDITION—2017 FREE COMIC BOOK DAY HIT IS BACK WITH MORE PAGES

Skottie Young is back with I HATE FAIRYLAND: I HATE IMAGE SPECIAL EDITION, an all-new edition of the Free Comic Book Day spin-off hit which will feature four additional pages of story as Gert slices and dices her way through even more of your Image favorites. It also boasts a behind-the-scenes look at Young’s script, layouts, and black and white artwork—all wrapped in a brand-new cover.

Gertrude has been stuck in Fairyland for decades when she finally hears of a secret passage that may be her way back home. But reaching it is easier said than done, as she crosses the border into Image where she'll have to chop her way through your favorite characters from SAGA, THE WALKING DEAD, SAVAGE DRAGON, SPAWN, DESCENDER, BLACK SCIENCE, SOUTHERN BASTARDS, and many more!

REDNECK, Vol. 1 Trade Paperback Out in October


REDNECK, VOL. 1 TRADE PAPERBACK WILL HIT STORES THIS OCTOBER

Critically acclaimed writer Donny Cates (GOD COUNTRY, BUZZKILL, ATOMAHAWK) and artist Lisandro Estherren team up for a southern vampire tale in REDNECK, VOL. 1: DEEP IN THE HEART. This trade paperback will collect issues #1-6 of the ongoing series from Image/Skybound Entertainment.

Set deep in the heart of Texas, REDNECK follows The Bowmans, a family of vampires who have quietly run the local barbecue joint in their small town for years, living off cow blood. Their peaceful coexistence ends as generations of hate, fear, and bad blood bubble to the surface—making it impossible to separate man from monster.