Invader Comics announced Darla, a horror graphic novel from Josh Ruben and Briana Tippetts.
After an accident at work and systematic poisoning through fracking-spoiled groundwater, Darla’s world begins to unravel as she loses her grip on her sanity and reality. DARLA explores the disturbing underbelly of Americana through politics, health, psychosis and murder.
“First, I discovered Briana Tippetts and knew I had to collaborate with her,” said Josh Ruben in a press release from Invader Comics. “Then, I gave her this twisted little tale and told her to run with it. What Briana delivered (with superhuman timing, might I add) eviscerated my expectations. Her work is equal parts charming, eerie, gruesome, and fun – in essence, perfect for DARLA. That Mike Perkins and Kevin Miller were down to publish our madness with Invader Comics made the whole process all the more exciting. As for what fans can expect… A dark, wicked, kinda sweet, cringey-funny story about an embittered soul with an obsession for a local politician. Also, there’s a monster!”
“It’s been an absolute pleasure having the opportunity to work with Josh! He handed me a world and characters that he created with love, detail and care, and allowed me to adapt them visually using my own style,” said Briana Tippetts in the same press release. “He has treated me like an absolute equal from the beginning—which is not something to take for granted as a woman working in a male-dominated field. His work is brilliant and I am honored that he chose me as a teammate for this project.”
Darla arrives in stores on May 31, 2023.