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The Witches of Silverlake Volume One

Illustrated by Stephanie Son
Published by Legendary Comics YA
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

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About The Book

It's always tough being the new kid in the coven.

Elliot has had a rough year. His dad died, he had to move across the country, and now he’s about to start high school at LA’s prestigious Saint John the Baptist Academy, where his mom has accepted the position of Vice Principal. He’s quickly taken in by the school’s outcasts: the scholarship kids; the queer kids; and the ones who just don’t really fit in with the glossy trust fund babies of SJTBA. They immediately let him in on their little secret…they are witches. Elliot joins them in their world among the crystal stores and occult shops of Silverlake, but just as he feels he has finally found a sense of family with his new coven, a full moon initiation ceremony goes awry and unleashes a demon with a thirst for SJTBA student and faculty blood, whose gruesome killing spree reveals that forces much bigger and darker than their worst nightmares have had their sights set on Elliot all along…

With the fun and games of playing with crystals and candles over, the coven now realize that magic is powerful, real, and that it might be more dangerous than they’d ever imagined.

About The Author

Simon Curtis first appeared in Nickelodeon's Spectacular!, and released his viral album, 8Bit Heart, in 2010. The following year, his debut album at retail, RA, landed at number 19 on Billboard's Dance and Electronic Albums chart, all without the aid of a label, manager or publicist. Now, Simon has over 111 million plays and 500,000 monthly listeners on Spotify, as well as almost 1 billion plays across YouTube, with a comeback album slated for Fall 2022. His debut novel from Simon & Schuster, Boy Robot, was released in 2016, and the sequel, Robot Army, is set to arrive in 2024. The Witches of Silverlake is Simon’s debut graphic novel. 

About The Illustrator

Stephanie Son is an illustrator currently based in Seoul, South Korea. She has collaborated with various publications such as Penguin Random House, Legendary Comics, Pixiv/Kadokawa and Holiday House, as well as comic conventions such as the ThoughtBubble festival in the UK. Narratives and aesthetics that explore themes of diversity and connections are what drives her to do what she does.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Legendary Comics YA (May 14, 2024)
  • Length: 128 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781681160849
  • Ages: 15 - 99

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Raves and Reviews

“The Witches of Silverlake is subversive, funny, shocking, and witty. It’s a captivating story of friendship and family wrapped in queer magic and terrifying demons. I adored it from start to finish. The only drawback is that I can’t hang out with this fantastic coven in real life.”

–David M. Booher, Writer of Ghostbusters, Dungeons & Dragons, Killer Queens

"The Witches of Silverlake was a cornucopia of my favorite things: queer found family, witches, bad deals, demons, and a splash of dark academia. Son's art is lovely and soft and felt like all of my favorite webcomics. My only disappointment is that there's not a dozen more books to read about this queer coven."

–Mickey George, writer of The Heart Hunter and Speak Easy, Speak Love

"A page-turning, addictive read! I was completely drawn into Elliot's world as he found a beautiful, complicated family in his new high school's coven. Would give this to anyone who loves magic, diverse coming of age stories, and gorgeous art."

–Kelly Zekas, co-writer of Championess and These Vicious Masks

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