In advance of Charlotte Brontë’s birthday on April 21, WWAC brings you a peek at Headless Shakespeare Press’s The Brontës: Infernal Angria.
Don’t Hide PR is proud to announce the release of The Brontës: Infernal Angria from Headless Shakespeare Press, a graphic novel written by Xeric Foundation Grant award-winner and Ignatz nominee, Craig Hurd-McKenney (Some Strange Disturbances), with art by National Cartoonist Society award-winner, Rick Geary (At Home with Rick Geary). Living in the isolation of the Parsonage house in Haworth Village, the four Bronte children make a startling discovery: a doorway to another world! What seems like paradise soon reveals itself to be just as dark as the real world. Can the siblings resist the allure of Angria, or will they be seduced—and destroyed—by it? Either way, their spirits, their beliefs and their family bond will be tested to the limit!
“The Brontës is the culmination of my obsession with the famous literary family. I’ve always loved getting lost in a good book, and this story takes that process quite literally,” said Craig Hurd-McKenney. “The Brontës’ lives, their obsessions and very human needs, are as important today as they were during the creation of their literary works: what does it mean to be a working artist? What does it mean for the world you most want to join to be inaccessible because of your gender, or because you weren’t born rich? There’s a lot of each of us in the Brontës’ experiences, and I think it will really resonate with people.”
“Working with Craig on The Brontës was a process of discovery for me,” said Rick Geary. “Although I had adapted Wuthering Heights for Classics Illustrated, I knew relatively little about the private lives of the Brontë siblings, let alone the rich fantasy world of their childhoods.”
The Brontës: Infernal Angria print edition will be available in May.