Papercutz has announced it will release The Wendy Project, a very different take on the Peter Pan story.
You’re 16-years old and recovering from a tragic car accident. Everyone tells you that your brother is dead but you keep seeing visions of him being carried in to the clouds by a mysterious flying boy. And the visions don’t stop there. You see shadowy figures, pirates, other worlds. Are you going crazy? Even your therapist isn’t sure. That’s why she wants you to draw your visions in a journal. That’s why she wants you to start THE WENDY PROJECT.
The story is written by Melissa Jane Osborne, with art by Veronica Fish, the lead artist on Archie, and asks readers to follow Wendy as she tries to figure out if her journal is a portal to another world.
“It’s been exciting to see the emergence of both female creators and diverse characters in the graphic novel category,” observed Emet CEO Maytal Gilboa in a prepared statement. “And Papercutz has been at the forefront of this trend with titles like Deb Lucke’s THE LUNCH WITCH and Jessica Abel’s (upcoming) graphic novel TRISH TRASH. At Emet, our motto is ‘Comics by women, for everyone’ and Papercutz shares that sensibility. That’s why we chose to go with them for our first print project”
“As the longtime publisher of the DISNEY FAIRIES’ graphic novels, I know how involved kids can get with the world of Peter Pan,” explained Papercutz Publisher Terry Nantier. “We created Super Genius to provide options for those readers of those books and other kids’ graphic novels as they got older. But we also wanted Super Genius titles to appeal to adult graphic novel readers as well. I can’t imagine a more perfect fit for this imprint than THE WENDY PROJECT.”
The Wendy Project is a stand-alone graphic novel that arrives in the Spring of 2017.
This sounds like a very interesting tale, and I hope we get the chance to check it out.