Since BOOM! took over Archaia, they’ve been way better at announcing new titles from the imprint. Coming out in January is “An Aurora Grimeon Story: Will O’ The Wisp”, an original graphic novel from Tom Hammock and artist Megan Hutchison. It’s a dark young adult tale of mystery and murder that takes place on Ossuary Isle. Call me a sucker for YA literature, but I’m pretty stoked for this one.
Official Press Release:
December 26, 2013 – Los Angeles, CA – Award-winning publisher Archaia Entertainment, an imprint of BOOM! Studios, is thrilled to announce AN AURORA GRIMEON STORY: WILL O’ THE WISP, an original graphic novel debuting in January. From the creative team of writer Tom Hammock and artist Megan Hutchison (who both work as film production designers) comes an eerie mystery filled with danger, Hoodoo, and murder, and featuring a beautiful package design that includes a diary-like clasp.
“We’re very happy to debut Archaia’s 2014 line of original graphic novels with WILL O’ THE WISP,’ said BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon. “Tom and Megan have created an engaging, supernatural tale complete with a smart protagonist, a spooky setting, and even a pet raccoon named Missy! Combined with Archaia’s high production values, we’re very proud to start the new year with such a beautiful title.”
After her parents’ accidental death by mushroom poisoning, young Aurora Grimeon is sent to live with her estranged grandfather on Ossuary Isle, a fog-covered island of graves set deep in the southern swamps. There she will meet the sinister residents who care for the tombstones and mausoleums, living out their lives by the strange rules of Hoodoo magic. When ghostly things start happening out in the swamp and island residents start disappearing, Aurora thrusts herself into the middle of the mystery, uncovering secrets that might be better left buried!
AN AURORA GRIMEON STORY: WILL O’ THE WISP arrives in comic shops on January 22nd with a cover price of $24.95 under Diamond order code SEP130877. Not sure where to find your nearest comic retailer? Use comicshoplocator.com or findacomicshop.com to find one! It’s also available for order directly from boom-studios.com.