I’ve been sitting on this for a while, but it was finally announced at San Diego Comic-Con on Friday…
I will be writing a five-part comic serial for Titan Comics for release next year.
Adler has been described by Titan as “ladies of literature action-adventure” and “The League of Extraordinary Gentlewomen”, and focuses on Irene Adler as the titular character, with a host of other female figures from classic Victorian literature.
I felt disgruntled enough with recent depictions of Irene Adler (in films/tv) as a sort of Sherlock/Moriarty plaything, to actually do something about it – and in some miraculous way, it worked!
This is predominantly a fun (I hope!) self-contained serial (it will be collected into a trade graphic novel at the end of the run), kind of steampunky, with a vibe a little similar to the Bookman novels.
I am working again with artist Paul McCaffrey – our previous collaboration is still one of my favourite books, Going To The Moon.
There’s still a long way to go, of course, but needless to say Paul and I are excited about it!
The following is a mock-up of a cover, though expect the art to change in the final product.