Sibling Team On ‘Afar’ Craft Scottish Folktale-Inspired ‘The Black Bull Of Norroway’ From Image

by Hannah Means Shannon

Love Scotland? Love folk-tales? Maybe just great stories? This November, sibling writer/artist duo Cat Seaton and Kit Seaton (Afar) are teaming up for Norroway, Book 1: The Black Bull of Norroway, which will lead into a graphic novel series called Norroway.

In this new tale, we meet Sibylla, who has always “craved adventure”, but ends up with it showing up at her door in the form of “a giant, magical bull”.

Kit Seaton explains:

NORROWAY is the result of the stories my sister Cat and I told to each other on dark nights when we were growing up. This is a new series inspired by all the things we love about ghost stories and the old dark fairy tales. It’s about curses run amok, doomed knights, dancing princesses, shipwrecks, and young peasant girls destined for adventure. Take warning, however: even good intentions can lead to dangerous places.

Cat Seaton reflects:

I remember hours spent in the car with the family, winding through misty mountain roads as our father played J.R.R. Tolkien, Clive Barker, and Stephen King on cassette over the tinny car speakers. Fairy stories and quests and nightmares and triumphs merged into one as the miles spilled on before us. Since I was a child I have pursued folk tales, and my favorites have always been those that grow ever darker but are edged with a glimmer of light. We hope you find the light in NORROWAY. ‘Be brave, you have many trials to come.’

Norroway, Book 1: The Black Bull of Norroway (ISBN: 978-1-5343-0855-8) hits comic shops on Wednesday, November 7th and bookstores on Tuesday, November 11th. It’s available for preorder via Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, Indiebound, and Indigo.