An all-new fantasy adventure arrives
wrapped in a mysterious box
Image Comics’ PENNY DORA & THE WISHING BOX – Once upon a time, “Part Time Punks” DJ and writer Michael Stock and artist Sina Grace (BURN THE ORPHANAGE, LI’L DEPRESSED BOY) conjured up a story about the ever-curious Penny Dora and the unexpected gift that arrives on her doorstep in PENNY DORA & THE WISHING BOX. This new fantasy adventure series will begin in November from Image Comics with a special 28-page first issue.
One day, a young girl named Penny Dora discovers a mysterious box on her front doorstep. It is a magic box with the power to grant wishes…but what she’s about to unwrap is the darker and creepier meaning behind the old adage, “be careful what you wish for.”
Stock cited his daughter for first inspiring him to write about Penny Dora’s adventures. “Penny Dora is actually based on a story my daughter Nico wrote when she was 8 years old for her school paper. The first issue is basically an expansion of her original story. Since then the story has grown through talks we had in the car on the way to school in the mornings via a playful papa/daughter back and forth game of ‘what if.’ The cat in the book, Iggy, is based on our cat (also named Iggy, and also a great lover of ham).”
Grace added: “The minute I read Michael’s scripts for the series, I was absolutely enchanted by Penny Dora and her world. It’s been a dream to breathe life into the adventures of fantastic and charming characters. I can’t wait for the world to see!”
PENNY DORA & THE WISHING BOX is an whimsical retelling of the Pandora myth and an all-ages fantasy adventure perfect for fans of Neil Gaiman’s Coraline and Ted Naifeh’s Courtney Crumrin. Eisner Award winning cartoonist Hope Larson (A Wrinkle In Time, Mercury) provides the alternate cover for the 1st issue and lettering for the series.
PENNY DORA & THE WISHING BOX #1 (Diamond Code SEP140583) arrives in stores on 11/5 and will be 28 pages of story available for only $2.99. Cover B by Hope Larson will be available to pre-order with Diamond Code SEP140584.
Yay! New LDB and BTO today!!!!
Awesome! Get caught up on the series before its return to stands this Wednesday!
Now through Monday night! Comixology.com has every issue of the Li’l Depressed Boy for sale.
$1 per issue. $14.99 for all five volumes. (Including Volume Zero!)
And Comixology offers DRM-free options now, so you can choose to download your LDB in CBZ or PDF formats!
Please, tell your friends who haven’t read the book and let them know you recommend it. Spread the word!
Excited for Penny Dora & The Wishing Box?
Want to make sure your local comic shop saves you a copy?
Print out the image above, write in your information, and hand this off to a comic shop of your choice. Just like that, you’ll be set to enjoy this all-ages adventure/ fantasy!
November 5th is when you all get to see the magic we’ve been cooking!
This Saturday night, Daniel and I will be celebrating Burn the Orphanage: Reign of Terror in a BIG way! Meltdown is hosting our biggest party yet, with Great American Burger posted out front selling delicious food, some surprises, and maybe even a little cosplay…
Please stop by and pick up your copy of Reign #1, and a copy of the Born to Lose TPB!
Meltdown is located on 7522 Sunset Blvd. The signing starts at 6, and will go on ‘til about 8 or 9.
Have you told your kind retailer to order Burn the Orphanage: Born to Lose #3 for you yet?
It’s the epic and unexpected finale of the Born to Lose trilogy. If you have enjoyed the series thus far, trust me: you’ll want this issue. Details for the future of BtO will be announced in coming weeks (wink).
The book is out March 5th from Image Comics. It’s $4.99 and has 42 pages of my best art yet. The diamond codes are below so your local comic shop has no excuses. You can pick between my cover or Tomm Coker’s cover (which Daniel beautifully colored):
JAN140578 BURN THE ORPHANAGE #3 CVR A GRACE
JAN140579 BURN THE ORPHANAGE #3 CVR B COKER
Don’t know the nearest comic store?
What is this and what does it have to do with me and Amber Benson??? Tomorrow at Central Coast Comic Con in Ventura we will be letting fans and friends know!!! We’ll be signing from like 11A-5:30PM stop by and get excited. We will have a little something to share during the con.
Amber and I did a kids book together a few years back called, Among the Ghosts. If you haven’t checked it out, it’s some of her most fun and whimsical writing, and it’s some of my most fun and whimsical art.
To get tickets for the Con- or “C4”- go to this link here: http://www.venturacomiccon.com/
Amber and I will tweet some more news in the morning!
My favorite thing about making new comics? Going on tour and visiting all my friends in various cities around the nation!
Starting this weekend, I’m gonna be back on the road, back on planes, living in and out of a big fat suitcase, and promoting the heck out of Burn the Orphanage. I’m lucky because this time I have Daniel with me on some of the stops.
Please make sure and stop by. We begin this weekend in Annapolis, Maryland, premiering the book ON MY BIRTHDAY. It’s gonna be the bomb.
And again… You will answer to no one else but me!