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The Autumnal

The Complete Series

Colorist Jason Wordie / Edited by Adrian F. Wassel / Illustrated by Chris Shehan / Letterer Jim Campbell
Published by Vault Comics
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

Her estranged mother's death brings Kat Somerville back to Comfort Notch, New Hampshire, a home town she can barely remember. As she and her daughter Sybil try to settle into a new life, Kat discovers that sometimes home is best forgotten.

WELCOME TO COMFORT NOTCH! HOME OF AMERICA'S PRETTIEST AUTUMN. YOU'LL NEVER WANT TO LEAVE.

Following the death of her estranged mother, Kat Somerville and her daughter, Sybil, flee a difficult life in Chicago for the quaint--and possibly pernicious--town of Comfort Notch, New Hampshire. From NY Times best-selling author, Daniel Kraus (The Shape of Water, Trollhunters, The Living Dead), and rising star Chris Shehan, comes a haunting vision of America's prettiest autumn.

Collects the complete eight issue series.

“Superb, fall-toned art plays on a recurring theme of leaves. The gripping, violent plot and the sharply drawn mother-daughter dynamic at its core are a complex combo that will easily satisfy genre fans.”

-PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

'Bestselling Kraus makes his graphic debut with another terror-inducing narrative, brilliantly illustrated by Shehan and Wordie (lettered by Jim Campbell). The full-color, saturated visuals never slow down, the unpredictable panels constantly in motion as if unable to hold the story back. The petrifying horror won’t be contained - "She grows. She waits." '   - BOOKLIST Starred Review

About The Author

DANIEL KRAUS is a New York Times bestselling author. His posthumous collaboration with legendary filmmaker George A. Romero, The Living Dead, was acclaimed by The New York Times and The Washington Post.

Kraus’s The Death and Life of Zebulon Finch was named one of Entertainment Weekly‘s Top 10 Books of the Year. With Guillermo del Toro, he co-authored The Shape of Water, based on the same idea the two created for the Oscar-winning film. Also with del Toro, Kraus co-authored Trollhunters, which was adapted into the Emmy-winning Netflix series. Kraus has won a Scribe Award, two Odyssey Awards (for both Rotters and Scowler) and has been a Library Guild selection, YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults, Bram Stoker finalist, and more.

Kraus’s work has been translated into over 25 languages. He lives with his wife in Chicago. Visit him at danielkraus.com.

Hometown/State:  Chicago, IL

http://www.danielkraus.com/

https://twitter.com/DanielDKraus

https://www.instagram.com/kraus_author/

About The Illustrator

Chris Shehan is a comic artist living in Texas with his girlfriend Karla and his dog Jack.

Hometown/State:  Texas

twitter.com/chrisshehanart

instagram.com/chrisshehanart

Product Details

  • Publisher: Vault Comics (September 21, 2021)
  • Length: 232 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781939424792

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Raves and Reviews

"Horror stories have made clowns creepy and this one might do the same for fall foliage."

– George G. Gustines, The New York Times

“Wow! Super-creepy writing and fantastic art!”

– Patton Oswalt, Comedian, Actor, and Screenwriter

The Autumnal might be the next fan favorite — lingers in your mind far after you close the book.”

– ScreenRant

“Truly masterful.”

– SyFy Wire

“Superb, fall-toned art plays on a recurring theme of leaves. The gripping, violent plot and the sharply drawn mother-daughter dynamic at its core are a complex combo that will easily satisfy genre fans.”

– Publishers Weekly

'Bestselling Kraus makes his graphic debut with another terror-inducing narrative, brilliantly illustrated by Shehan and Wordie (lettered by Jim Campbell). The full-color, saturated visuals never slow down, the unpredictable panels constantly in motion as if unable to hold the story back. The petrifying horror won’t be contained - "She grows. She waits." '

– BOOKLIST *Starred Review*

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