Kill Your Darlings: The Line Between Fantasy and Reality Disappears in New Image Comics Series
Image Comics has a new dark fantasy adventure hitting shelves this September. Kill Your Darlings is written by debut writers Ethan S. Parker and Griffin Sheridan and will be joined by artist duo Bob Quinn and John J. Hill. This epic story follows an eight-year-old named Rose whose wild imagination blurs with reality and takes her on a gruesome adventure.
Eight-year-old Rose loves nothing more than to play pretend in a magical land of her own creation. To her, that world is as real as our own—from her fluffy friends to the terrible evil that lurks at the center of it all. In one night, the line between fantasy and reality will disappear, an ancient hunger will feed again, and Rose will be pulled into a gruesome saga that began centuries before her birth.
Artist Bob Quinn had this to say about their project:
“Ethan and Griffin have crafted an incredible story that’s asked me to draw from the darkest, wildest, and most heart-breaking corners of my imagination. I’m so excited for people to finally get their hands on Kill Your Darlings, it’s easily my best work to date.”
“Each issue gets more and more intense, everyone’s really stepping up their game here. Childhood fun and games, teen angst, monsters, magic, gore…this twisted little epic has something for everyone!”
The minds behind this dark fantasy project had this to say. Parker tells us why he’s so proud of his debut comic. “Kill Your Darlings is truly a passion project: An uncompromising, deeply personal story told just how we wanted to tell it. I couldn’t be more proud of our unbelievable team, we’re cooking up something genuinely special together. I wish this book existed when I was a kid. It would’ve messed me up in the best way.”
“Ethan and I have spent years manifesting Kill Your Darlings into existence. It’s thrilling to be on the precipice of finally unleashing this sprawling story from the confines of our minds. I couldn’t have asked for better collaborators, everyone is firing on all cylinders in every panel, and I cannot wait for readers to experience the book.”
You can pick up your copy of Kill Your Darlings #1 at your local comic book shop on September 6th.
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