Hello people! (and others)
This is a big week for us. The new Hopeless, Maine omnibus is being released from Sloth Comics! It will contain books one and two of the original series plus (in print for the first time) The Blind Fisherman, which is a prelude to the story (and actually pretty important)
If you have been following this blog at all, you will know that this story is a labour of love for Nimue and I and had a role in our becoming a couple and a creative team. It is (on the surface) about magic and strangeness and tentacles on an island, off the coast of Maine, which has been cut off from the rest of the world, beneath that though, it is about how people respond to the little evils. (whether by apathy, cooperation or resistance) It is the story I most want to tell. The prior version was singled out as one of the great books for teens by the American Library Association (Which was a pleasant sort of shock!)
Here are some nice things that people have said about it.
“Tom Brown’s artwork is truly unique . . . a strange mixture of manga, and gothic horror . . . a mixture that I would never imagine working , but it does! Hopeless, Maine is something to behold. Nimue and Tom Brown have created something special here, and I think it’s about time for the world to discover Hopeless, Maine. ”