Sparks fly when Aleck, the frustrated but charismatic son of a miner, falls for the daughter of the elitist owner of the mine — a forbidden love that turns dangerous when Aleck uncovers a fantastical secret about his family that changes everything he knows about himself, the people around him and his home town of White Ash.
Welcome to White Ash, a small smudge of a town in western Pennsylvania, where mining is a generational calling and the secrets are buried deeper than the coal in the mountain. As Aleck Zwerg tries to escape that legacy and head off to college, he falls into the orbit of the enigmatic Lillian Alden. Together, they race down a dangerous path, leading Aleck to uncover a secret about his family that changes everything he knows about himself and White Ash. And now, if he leaves, there will be no one left to protect the people of the town from an ancient evil that has just returned.
As they say in White Ash, "The smaller the town, the bigger the secret."
Written by Charlie Stickney (The Adept, The Game) and Illustrated by Conor Hughes and Fin Cramb, and published by Scout Comics, White Ash: Vol 1 collects issues 1-6 of the hit Urban Fantasy comic book.
Charlie Stickney is a writer/producer/father living in Los Angeles with his amazing wife and two (mostly) lovely children. A twenty-year veteran of the Entertainment Industry, Charlie produced the award-winning documentary The Entertainers and helped create the animated series Horrible Histories and Cosmic Quantum Ray.
Charlie’s career in comics started with an internship in the editorial offices of Marvel. After a dalliance creating stories with pictures that move, Charlie has happily returned to his favorite medium, with White Ash.