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Lauren Beukes

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Fairest cover & blurb!

ZOMG, you guys, Adam Hughes released the cover he painted for the first issue of my arc of Fairest and it is exquisite.

For those not in the know, it’s my first comic, with interior art by the brilliant Inaki Miranda and colour by Eva de la Cruz, edited by Shelly Bond and carefully overseen by Bill Willingham, who is not only insanely talented, but also very generous in putting me forward to do this in the first place. (Somebody buy the man a drink).

It’s an six part series that’s an off-shoot of Bill’s award-winning Fables series that happens to celebrate its 10th anniversary this year. We’ll be talking about all this at Comic-Con’s Fables panel on Saturday.

Here’s the official blurb, for The Hidden Kingdom, which kicks off with issue 8 on October 3rd.

Rapunzel’s fast-growing hair is the least of her problems. Her adopted witch mother thinks she’s a slut, origami birds carrying a sinister message are attacking her window – and now, she has to defy Bigby and Snow’s orders to travel from New York to Tokyo and resolve a mystery from her troubled past. Hungry ghosts, talking cats, vengeful lovers scorned and monstrous yakuza await under the hot neon lights as Rapunzel seeks answers…and vengeance. Don’t miss this exciting jumping-on point to the best-selling Vertigo series which features a star-studded cast of Fables including Frau Totenkinder, Jack of Fables and many others!



Recent comments:

  • <a href="" rel="nofollow">Sally</a>
    July 12th, 2012 @09:21 #

    Very cool. Love the vintage style cover.

  • <a href="" rel="nofollow">Helen</a>
    July 12th, 2012 @23:31 #

    I love the riff on the late Preraphaelite tradition... shades of J.W. Waterhouse's Larmia and assorted naiads... oh come on, I get ONE chance every five years to show off about the subject on which I wrote a 400-page Phid dissertation!


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