Papercutz is launching a new line of graphic novels, Charmz, in a few weeks, and ahead of that date, we have a first look at the debut title in that series, Stitched. The line, which will include “relationship-driven stories and diverse casts of characters” is described as “all about inclusiveness and entertainment”, by Papercutz. Those are all worthy goals to help spread the comics medium to new and curious readers, as well as those looking for their next great read.
Stitched is written by New York Times best-selling author Mariah McCourt and illustrated by Aaron Alexovich, and is 98 page graphic novel that takes us inside the life of a Frankenstein’s Monster-like doll named Crimson who wakes to find herself in a new life and a new world that remains to be discovered. She lives in the “Cemetery of Assumptions”, it seems, and moving in this graveyard world, she is bound to meet “monsters and mayhem”, but also clues to her own identity and purpose in life.
Described as “a supernatural tale of mystery and friendship”, the story introduces a wide cast of characters like a shape-changer named Wisteria and a witch called Parameter whose spells aren’t all that obedient. The artwork on Stitched is compelling, with dynamic linework, interesting page layouts, and a gothy but rich color palette by Drew Rausch that captures the mood of this mysterious world and of our heroine.
We have a preview, courtesy of Papercutz, of the interior artwork on Stitched:
Stitched arrives in shops on May 2nd, as the first title in Papercutz new Charmz line. Find out more about Charmz right here.