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Colorist Julio Rojas / Illustrated by Pablo Collar
Published by Scout Comics
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

Along the Savannah River is a queer nightclub called TRANCE where drinks are strong, the dancefloor’s bumping, and drag shows blow your mind. What Trance’s patrons don’t know, however, is that the effervescent hotspot is run entirely by witches. In between partying, a coven of novice spellcasters discreetly study magic to enhance their lives and enliven local nightlife. But suddenly their world has turned deadly serious. A homophobic serial killer is targeting victims using a gay hookup app and the witches are worried--none more so than drag diva Altar, whose longtime lover has inexplicably vanished. Armed with tomes and tenacity, Altar and his chosen family investigate, defying police and witch law alike, and uncover an evil more powerful and personal than they could have imagined. What emerges is a gripping mystery, a story of love and friendship, and the ultimate showdown between the darkness of “the closet” and the power of unabashed queerness.

About The Author

Joey is a storyteller.

Raised on meatballs and sexual repression along the Jersey Shore, Joey Capuana (he/they) is an LA-based screenwriter, playwright, and comic book creator represented by Fourth Wall Management.?

His original comic book series TRANCE – to be published by Scout Comics in 2023 – has been optioned by an unannounced production company and is currently in development as a supernatural mystery series for TV. Joey is also developing an animated action-comedy series with Fourth Wall Animation and MG Productions based on the NYT-bestselling queer fantasy novel SO THIS IS EVER AFTER by FT Lukens.

After graduating summa cum laude from Northwestern University, Joey was selected as a WGAE “Made in NY” TV Writing Fellow and has developed TV and feature projects with producers Soo Hugh (showrunner, PACHINKO) and Abraham Higginbotham (EP, MODERN FAMILY). Joey worked as a Writers Room PA on Netflix's NARCOS and F IS FOR FAMILY and in Action-Adventure Development at Cartoon Network. He also spent several years in tech-y, business-y jobs at Google and Spotify with obscure titles like "Solutions Consultant". While he may be a left-brain/right-brain STEM legend, he never ever wants to make another pivot table for as long as he lives. ?

As a creator, Joey specializes in writing fast-paced comedy, animation, and world-building genre stories that mix outrageousness and raunch with sincerity and heart, all while exploring bold, queer and provocative takes on identity, gender, sexuality, and desire. 

About The Illustrator

Product Details

  • Publisher: Scout Comics (May 23, 2023)
  • Length: 56 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781639691692

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