This fall, Six Foot Press updates the classic story of Frankenstein for the modern teen – just in time for Halloween – with Mary: The Adventures of Mary Shelley’s Great-Great-Great-Great-Great-Granddaughter by Brea Grant (filmmaker and actress known for Heroes, Dexter,12 Hour Shift, and Lucky) and illustrated by Yishan Li.
Everyone expects sixteen-year-old Mary to be a great writer. After all, her mother, her aunt, and her grandmother are all successful writers (as they constantly remind her)— not to mention her famous namesake, the OG Mary Shelley, horror author extraordinaire. But Mary is pretty sure she’s not cut out for that life. She can’t even stay awake in class! Then one dark and rainy night, she’s confronted with a whole new destiny. Mary has the ability to heal monsters… and they’re not going to leave her alone until she does. With the help of a mysterious (and mysteriously cute) stranger, a Harpy, a possessed stuffed bunny, and her BFF Rhonda, Mary must uncover her family’s darkest secret if she’s going to save the monster world… and herself.
Mixing the supernatural with the trials and tribulations of a typical teen (familial expectations, crushes, friendship tension, passing Biology…), this graphic novel is both fun and relatable, ideal for drawing in reluctant readers and voracious horror fans alike.
About the Creators:
Brea Grant is a filmmaker/writer best known for co-writing/directing the apocalyptic feature, Best Friends Forever, and acting on shows like Heroes and Dexter and features like Halloween II and Dead Night. She has co-written two comic series — We Will Bury You, a 1920s zombie series, and The Suicide Girls, based on the popular website. She also wrote a short story for the collection Zombies vs Robots: This Means War! She wrote and created the series, The Real Housewives of Horror for Nerdist and most recently wrote and directed an episode of the Netflix show, EastSiders. As if she’s not busy enough, she also co-hosts a weekly podcast called Reading Glasses on the Maximum Fun network. You can currently see her award-winning short Feminist Campfire Stories on Funny or Die and her acting work on the series The Arrangement. She wrote and will star in a feminist slasher called Lucky later this year. In her spare time, she enjoys reading science fiction and watching too much TV while pretending like it’s research. She lives in Los Angeles, California.
Yishan Li is a professional UK/Chinese manga artist currently living in Shanghai. Yishan has worked with publishers such as Top Cow, DC, Darkhorse, Random house, Titan comics, Delcourt, and Dargaud. Her recent works include: Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: 1956 (Dark Horse); Paradox Girl (Top cow/ Image); Buffy the High School Years graphic novel (3 books, published by Dark Horse), Sugar (Top Cow/ Image), Lady Di and Me (Glenat France) and Blue Beetle (DC Comics). She lives in Shanghai.
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