Writer Devin Grayson and artist Yana Adamovic craft Rewild, a magical realist tale, for Dark Horse Comics’s Berger Books imprint this fall. It will be Yana Adamovic’s debut work for the US market.
The official synopsis:
The lines between fantasy and reality are blurred in this dark, environmentally-themed magical realist tale. Poe is a mysterious young homeless woman and self-proclaimed fairy changeling. Demond is an enterprising engineer with a troubled past. When Poe demands that a park be built to appease a dangerous new mutation of mythical creatures, ravaged by climate change and furious with the human race, Demond must question not only his own sanity, but the rationality of our entire species as he struggles to save his city– and maybe even the world.
Writer Grayson tweeted about the announcement of their book:
Thank you so much! This project feels so urgent to me, and I’m so excited to share the story and the truly astonishing talent of our artist, @Yana_Adam_.
— Devin Grayson (@Gothamette) April 7, 2021
On selecting the book for her Dark Horse imprint, editor Karen Berger says:
“Beautifully written and illustrated, Devin and Yana have crafted captivating characters in a timely tale where reality, myth and magic overlap. This lyrical and powerful story deals with the fragility of the mind and our planet in unforgettable ways.”
While Grayson has a long established career, Rewild will be a US comics debut for Serbian artist Adamovic, who has been making her name in the French bande dessinée scene and was mentored by Igor Kordey.
Adamovic has served as artist and colorist for French publisher Éditions Delcourt since 2014, working on titles such as the alt-history series Jour J (D-Day); and Nous, Les Morts (We, The Dead). In 2019, Adamovic was given a knighthood (Order of Arts and Literature) by the French Ministry of Culture.
Check out some of Adamovic’s design work for the graphic novel below. Rewild will land in comic shops October 27 and in book shops November 9, with a retail price of $19.99.
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Environmental collapse and magical realism from Devin Grayson and Yana Adamovic
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