An Embarrassment of Witches
COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / Contemporary Women
Mar 03, 2020
6.31 x 8.5 x 0.59 in
Top Shelf Productions
- Author Bio
A coming-of-age urban fantasy set in a world full of animal familiars, enchanted plants, and spell-casting that explores the mundane horrors of breakups, job searches, and post-graduate existential angst.
Life after college isn’t turning out exactly as Rory and Angela had planned. Rory, recently dumped at the gate of her flight to Australia, needs to find a new life path ASAP. What do you do with a B.A. in Communications and a minor in Southeast Asian Spellcraft? Maybe her cute new housemate Guy is the answer she’s looking for (spoiler alert: he isn’t).
Meanwhile, Angela is buckling under the pressure of a high-stakes internship in a cutting-edge cryptopharmocology lab run by Rory’s controlling mother, who doesn’t know Rory is still in town…and Angela hates keeping secrets.
An Embarrassment of Witches is the story of two childhood friends learning how to be adults—and hoping their friendship can survive the change.
Publication History: TR original
Marketing: Promotion through a variety of Social Media: Facebook (134k), Twitter (135k), Tumblr (25k), and Instagram (37k) with a feature on IDWpublishing.com
Inclusion in Direct-to-consumer Newsletter (40,000 unique and engaged fans)
Cross promotion in IDW’s monthly titles (Circulation over 350,000)
Trade show promotion: WonderCon 2020, San Diego Comic Con 2020, and New York Comic Con 2020
Publicity: Digital review copy made available to 3000 industry and press contacts
Author and artist interviews, and exclusive content reveals in comics media (Bleeding Cool, CBR, Newsarama, etc.)
Advance copies mailed out for review: Heavy focus on Entertainment sites
Special focus on small press/indie comics sites, blogs, and fan sites.
Author Social Media: Goldstein: redinkradio. Jordan: jennlynnjordan.
Praise for An Embarrassment of Witches:
"This affable coming-of-age fantasy... add[s] a touch of magic to familiar human comedy." — Publishers Weekly
"A fantasy grounded in the mundane, An Embarrassment of Witches is a work with magic at its center, casting a unique spell through its memorable, lovable characters." — Foreword Reviews
"Rich and funny fantasy worldbuilding makes this graphic novel about twenty-something post-college angst a charming (pun intended) read." — Faith Erin Hicks (Pumpkinheads, The Nameless City)
"An Embarrassment of Witches is a heartfelt, funny look at how childhood friendships grow up into adult friendships. Goldstein and Jordan give their characters room to make mistakes, change, and learn how to forgive each other (and themselves)." — Melanie Gillman (As the Crow Flies, Steven Universe)
Praise for Sophie Goldstein and Jenn Jordan:
"Sophie Goldstein's artwork looks very simple, but it's the kind of simplicity that's complexity boiled down to a potent concentrate." — The New York Times
"Strong and complex." — The AV Club
"Remarkable... a creator whose approach to SF consistently defies expectations." — Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"The apocalyptic climax of the strip manages to combine the character work, the mythological work and the snarky modern take on same together into a beautifully satisfying and cohesive package." — HighLow