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Magical adventure awaits as legendary illustrator Michael Hague takes readers on a strange and fantastic journey in Eye of Newt.

“Michael has been one of the best known fantasy artists for decades. His work is rich and vibrant and perfect for the comics medium.” Said Dark Horse President Mike Richardson. “I have long been a fan of his and I can’t express the excitement we feel here at Dark Horse at his first-ever graphic novel project.”

Gorgeously illustrated in the classic fantasy style, Eye of Newt, a four-part miniseries, is a must for young readers and new fans.

When Newt, a young wizard’s apprentice, embarks on a wonderful and perilous quest, he encounters marvelous creatures of all shapes and sizes and learns a dark secret that could shape his entire destiny!

Praise for Michael Hague:

“A deliciously old-fashioned storybook, delivering just the sort of fantasy Hague is best known for. He pulls out all the stops for this one, using watercolors to present a diverse assortment of winged beasts.”—Publishers Weekly

“Glowing backgrounds and skies, in deep, rich palettes, mark them as Hague’s. For fans of the artist this is another must-have.”—Kirkus Reviews


Eye of Newt #1 is on sale in comic shops June 18. Preorder your copy at your local comics retailer today!

About Michael Hague

Michael Hague is an American illustrator and writer, primarily of children’s fantasy books.

He has illustrated such classics such as The Wind in the Willows, The Wizard of Oz, The Hobbit and the stories of Hans Christian Andersen. He is renowned for the intricate and realistic detail he brings to his work, and the rich colors he chooses.

Hague trained at the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles. His influences are the comics series Prince Valiant and the works of Disney, Japanese printmakers Hiroshige and Hokusai, and turn of the 20th century illustrators Arthur Rackham, W. Heath Robinson, N. C. Wyeth and Howard Pyle. Current work includes In the Small, a graphic novel published by Little, Brown and Company.

About Dark Horse

Founded in 1986 by Mike Richardson, Dark Horse Comics has proven to be a solid example of how integrity and innovation can help broaden a unique storytelling medium and establish a small, homegrown company as an industry giant. The company is known for the progressive and creator-friendly atmosphere it provides for writers and artists. In addition to publishing comics from top talent, such as Frank Miller, Mike Mignola, Neil Gaiman, Brian Wood, Gerard Way, Felicia Day, and Guillermo del Toro, and comics legends, such as Will Eisner, Neal Adams, and Jim Steranko, Dark Horse has developed its own successful properties, such as The Mask, Ghost, Timecop, and SpyBoy. Its successful line of comics and products based on popular properties includes Star Wars, Mass Effect, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Aliens, Conan, EVE Online, Halo, Serenity, Game of Thrones, and Domo. Today Dark Horse Comics is the largest independent comic book publisher in the US and is recognized as one of the world’s leading publishers of both creator-owned content and licensed comics material.

via Dark Horse Comics


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