In December Image Comics will release Sleepless, a young adult fantasy romance series by Sarah Vaughn, Leila del Duca, Alissa Sallah, and Deron Bennett.
Lady “Poppy” Pyppenia, daughter of a king, is ever guarded by the devoted Sleepless Knight Cyrenic. But a new king has just been crowned—and danger lurks anew around each and every corner.
“SLEEPLESS is a story that is very dear to me, grown from an idea I would play in my head at night as I tried to fall asleep,” said writer Sarah Vaughn in a press release. “It’s wonderful to see the book come to life with Leila, Alissa, and Deron. I hope readers enjoy reading about Poppy and Cyrenic and getting a little more romance, costumes, and fantasy in their lives.”
“I’m incredibly thrilled to be drawing a romance comic with Sarah!” said artist Leila del Duca in the same press release from Image Comics. “She has written a lush world and intriguing characters that I’m having fun falling in love with (pun intended!). We’re both huge fans of period dramas and romance, so doing our own take on the genre has been very rewarding. I love the palace intrigue, the sexual tension, the dramatic emotions, and the amazing wardrobes in this series.”
Sleepless #1 arrives on December 6, 2017.