Monsters, mad-scientists, and more!
We are looking for “like-minded eccentrics” who can't wait to hear from S. H. Cotugno - popular webcomic creator of The Glass Scientists. They will be joined in conversation with Molly Knox Ostertag to discuss creating a webcomic, breaking out of traditional media spaces, and reinventing classic 19th century sci-fi for a contemporary audience. After the discussion they will sign books. Best for ages 12+.
Masks are recommended for our events.
About The Glass Scientists:
The gothic worlds of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, Frankenstein, and more collide in this graphic novel series about buried secrets, mad science, and misunderstood monsters. For fans of stylish reimaginings like Lore Olympus and gaslamp fantasies like The Night Circus!
London isn't the safest place for mad scientists these days. After that whole ordeal with Frankenstein, angry mobs have gotten awfully good at hunting down monsters and wiping out anything they don't understand. In fact, if it weren't for one extraordinary young man, every out-of-the-box thinker would have been locked up . . . or worse.
That young man is none other than Dr. Henry Jekyll. He believes mad scientists would thrive if they could just fix their public image, which is why he founded the Society for Arcane Sciences, a place where like-minded eccentrics could come together to defy the laws of nature in peace.
But everything changes when a mysterious stranger arrives, bent on taking the Society in a radical new direction. With everyone turning against him, Jekyll's life starts to spiral out of control, shattering all his carefully laid plans and threatening to expose his darkest secret--one that could destroy everything he has built from the inside out.
Volume One collects Chapters 1-7 of this thrilling, humorous, beloved webcomic, which is available in print for the first time ever. It also features a brand-new side story, a behind-the-scenes look at artwork, and more exclusive bonus content!
About S. H. Cotugno:
S. H. Cotugno is a queer and mixed-race Victorian horror nerd born and raised in Los Angeles, California. They are a director, writer, and storyboard artist in the animation industry and have previously worked on projects such as Gravity Falls, The Owl House, and Star vs. the Forces of Evil. The Glass Scientists will be their first published graphic novel. You can see more of their work at seegoatrun.com or by following them on Twitter and Instragram (@arythusa).
Art credit: Provided by publisher
About Molly Knox Ostertag:
Molly Knox Ostertag is the New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of the acclaimed Witch Boy trilogy: The Witch Boy, The Hidden Witch, and The Midwinter Witch, as well as a writer for animation. A graduate of the School of Visual Arts, Molly was featured in the Forbes 30 Under 30: Media list in 2020. She's married to another writer and artist, and they live in Los Angeles with two cats and a very cuddly dog. You can visit her online at mollyostertag.com.