DREAMY NEW YA FANTASY
SLEEPLESSÂ ARRIVES THIS DECEMBER
â€œSLEEPLESS is the fairy tale Iâ€™ve apparently been missing all my life. I love this world that feels familiar but also equally original.â€ â€”Amy Reeder (ROCKET GIRL, Madame Xanadu)
PORTLAND, OR, 09/15/2017 â€” Writer Sarah Vaughn (ALEX + ADA, ETERNAL EMPIRE) teams up with artist Leila del Duca (SHUTTER, AFAR), editor/colorist Alissa Sallah, and letterer Deron Bennett for the fantasy romance series SLEEPLESS this December.
Lady â€œPoppyâ€ Pyppenia, daughter of a king, is ever guarded by the devoted Sleepless Knight Cyrenic. But a new king has just been crownedâ€”and danger lurks anew around each and every corner.
â€œSLEEPLESS is a story that is very dear to me, grown from an idea I would play in my head at night as I tried to fall asleep,â€ said Vaughn. â€œIt’s wonderful to see the book come to life with Leila, Alissa, and Deron. I hope readers enjoy reading about Poppy and Cyrenic and getting a little more romance, costumes, and fantasy in their lives.â€
â€œI’m incredibly thrilled to be drawing a romance comic with Sarah!â€ said del Duca. â€œShe has written a lush world and intriguing characters that I’m having fun falling in love with (pun intended!). We’re both huge fans of period dramas and romance, so doing our own take on the genre has been very rewarding. I love the palace intrigue, the sexual tension, the dramatic emotions, and the amazing wardrobes in this series.â€
â€œI’m also very pleased to be working with Alissa Sallah and Deron Bennett,â€ added del Duca. â€œAlissa both edits and colors the book, giving us invaluable editorial feedback along with turning in gorgeous colors. She uses a lot of flat colors on top of watercolor and ink textures, which stylistically fits perfectly for the tone of the story. Deron has chosen a unique lettering style for our book that also lends a particular moodiness to the book. I can’t wait to share what our team has created!â€
â€œIt’s an honor to work on such a fantastic story with Leila and Sarah,â€ said Sallah. â€œThe world of SLEEPLESS has such a dreamy vibe to it. And so dramatic! This is a story that feels very refreshing right now in comics, and we thank everyone for their support!â€
SLEEPLESS #1, Cover A by Leila del Duca and Alissa Sallah (Diamond code: OCT170590) and Cover B by Jen Bartel (Diamond code: OCT170591), hits comic book shops Wednesday, December 6th. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, November 13th.
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