“Beautiful, Dark, And Gothic”: Statix Press/Titan Announce Alisik And We Have Preview Pages

by Oliver MacNamee

Described as a “cross between Emily The Strange and Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book”, this promises to be a beautiful, dark, and gothic tale of mortality and what happens after death.

Written by Hubertus Rufledt with art by Helge Vogt, Alisik #1 will be released in print and digitally on February 28, 2018.

When Alisik wakes up alone in a cemetery, she thinks she’s in the middle of a nightmare. Terrified, she flees into the night, but realizes she is invisible to everyone she meets. She really is dead, with no memory of how it happened … and only the ghostly residents of the graveyard can help her unravel the mystery of her afterlife.

As for the inspiration for this new gothic series, Vogt informs us,

Alisik started as a short animation I did during my time at Disney – something different, a bit darker, but not horror. Hubertus liked it so much, that we wanted to make a comic series out of it.

Alisik #1 features an all-new cover by superstar artist, Junko Mizuno (Ravina the Witch?).

Take a look at these evocative, eerie pages below to see if it’s one for you.