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The official graphic novel adaptation of the horror novel by Stephen King and Owen King concludes in this haunting interpretation of the chilling, timely bestseller.
The mysterious plague known as Aurora has blanketed the world, and, to the men, all but a handful of sleep-deprived women seem trapped—cocooned—in seemingly endless slumber. In reality, their minds have been transported to a strange, utopic dream world. It’s a world where small-town sheriff Lila Norcross and the other women can build their own society. And from which they might not want to wake.
In the real world of Dooling, West Virginia, Lila’s husband, beleaguered prison psychiatrist Clint Norcross, is struggling. He’s trying to protect the woman called Eve Black from the ill-thought-out actions of increasingly desperate men. But Eve, as the only woman capable of waking up, has her own plans: a test with global consequences. A test Clint will have to pass if he ever hopes to see his wife again.
Collects Sleeping Beauties issues #6-10, by writer Rio Youers (The Forgotten Girl) and artist Alison Sampson (Winnebago Graveyard), from the novel by Stephen King (The Institute, The Stand) and Owen King (Intro to Alien Invasion).
This graphic novel adaptation based on the horror novel by Stephen King and Owen King provides a visually stunning interpretation of the story.
Stephen King’s Sleeping Beauties hardcover and trade editions have sold a combined 383,000 copies since the HC was released in September of 2017!
Brings Stephen King’s massive audiene (6.5M Twitter followers alone) to comics
Illustrator Alison Sampson has worked with Image, DC/Vertigo, Dark Horse, IDW, and Boom! Studios, amongst others.
Collects issue #6-10, concluding the series
Stephen King is the author of more than fifty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. He is the recipient of the 2014 National Medal of Arts and the 2003 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. He lives in Bangor, Maine, with his wife, novelist Tabitha King.
Owen King is the author Double Feature and co-author of the graphic novel Intro to Alien Invasion. His writing has appeared in the Boston Globe, Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet, the Los Angeles Review of Books, the New York Times Book Review, One Story, and Subtropics. He is married to novelist Kelly Braffet.
Rio Youers is the author of Westlake Soul and Halcyon. His 2017 thriller, The Forgotten Girl, was a finalist for the Arthur Ellis Award for Best Crime Novel. Rio’s new novel, Lola on Fire, will be released by William Morrow in February 2021.
Alison Sampson is a comic artist and architect known for her work on Genesis, with Nathan Edmondson. She’s also worked for DC, Dark Horse, IDW, and Boom! and co-created Winnebago Graveyard at Image with Steve Niles.
Author Residence: Bangor, ME; Upstate New York; Ontario, Canada
Alison Sampson is a comic artist and architect known for her work on Genesis, with Nathan Edmondson. She's also worked for DC, Dark Horse, IDW, and Boom! and co-created Winnebago Graveyard at Image with Steve Niles.
Illustrator Residence: London, U.K.
Marketing: Digital galley available in 2021
NetGalley and Edelweiss campaigns
Promotion through IDW’s Social Media: Facebook (135k), Twitter (150k), and Instagram (50k) with a feature on IDWpublishing.com
Inclusion in Direct-to-consumer Newsletter (100,000 unique and engaged fans)
Cross-promotion in IDW’s monthly titles (Circulation over 350,000)
Trade show promotion: New York Comic Con 2021, WonderCon 2022
Publicity: Digital review copy made available to 3000 industry and press contacts
Author and artist interviews and exclusive content reveals in comics media
Advance review coverage in trades including Publishers Weekly, School Library Journal, Booklist
Author Website: www.stephenking.com; www.owen-king.com; www.rioyouers.com
Author Social Media: @StephenKing; @Rio_Youers
“A worthy complement to the novel and a different way of enjoying this timely tale.”—Newsarama
“A unique mix of trippy scenery and impending horror.”—Multiversity Comics
“Intense and trippy…Another good example of how comics are a fantastic medium for novels and may even surpass films if given the chance.”—AIPT
“A thrilling political horror drama that raises thoughtful questions about gender, humanity and accountability.”—Comic Book Resources