PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE! Scout Comics ANNOUNCES NEW SERIES! WHITE ASH COMING THIS WINTER!
WHITE ASH Written by Charlie Stickney Illustrations by Conor Hughes Colors by Fin Cramb Letters by Conor Hughes
“The smaller the town, the bigger the secrets."
Set in a small smudge of a town in Western Pennsylvania, WHITE ASH follows Aleck Zwerg, the frustrated but charismatic son of a coal miner, who long ago outgrew the bounds of what the town had to offer. Spurning a generational calling to work in the mine, Aleck’s been counting down the hours until he can get the hell out of White Ash and head off to college. But an accident at a coal mine stalls his exit, setting him down a life-altering path. One that brings him into the orbit of the enigmatic Lillian Alden, the daughter of the elitist owner of the mine.
From Conor Hughes “I'm thrilled to finally have found a home for WHITE ASH in Scout, a great place for independent creators like us. They've consistently placed their talent at the forefront of their priorities. There ain't no stopping this train now!”
From Charlie Stickney “We’re incredibly proud to have WHITE ASH join Scout's stellar line-up of titles. We have an epic story of fantasy, horror and forbidden romance, with many chapters left to tell.”
Dreamlike, mythic, relentless and strange." —Kurt Busiek
Dani is quite a discovery: the work is very inventive and actually very careful but the line is alive and organic—the ink just spills down and branches into the right places. And the language style Watters launches here is just wonderful—I summon Milch because it's eccentric and neo-antique like his DEADWOOD speech, rippling with character and drunken with its own pleasure... Coffin Bound is a damned joy." —Warren Ellis
"It's a gleeful of literary grindhouse comic that brings to mind Milligan's Arthouse Pulp and notes of Pretty Deadly. Out in August. Pre-order now." —Kieron Gillen
"Gorgeous and odd and very much its own unique monster. I am jealous at its filthy strangeness." —Ivan Brandon
"Your lessons of life delivered at the end of a muzzle by a choir of grindhouse philosophers laced with the wisdom of dead birds. I can hardly think of another story so fully infused with Dan Watters and Dani aesthetic." —Ram V
"Pure Doom. Watters spins a fantastic Kerouac-ian fever dream with Dani dropping some story chops, solid gesture and moody blacks. It's a great hook that will take you Under. Coffin BoundRules!" —Andy Belanger
"A Lynchian crime chase desert noir fever dream with its own messed up internal logic. Fun." —Rob Williams
"An acid drenched road trip, seeping violence and weirdness of the best kind. Definitely one to check out." —Ollie Masters
"A gore-splattered—but poetic—road trip with one of the strangest stripper scenes in comics." —John Harris Dunning
"Excellent. Like finding a weird Alex Cox meets Jodorowsky road movie you didn't know existed. Literate, full of ideas & complimented by Dani's Guéra meets Pope-ish art." —Iain Laurie
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