S. H. Cotugno launches The Glass Scientists in conversation with Molly Knox Ostertag

S. H. Cotugno with Molly Knox Ostertag for the launch of The Glass Scientists. Tuesday, October 3rd at 7 pm. Once Upon A Time Bookstore, 2207 Honolulu Ave., Montrose, CA 91020. Best for ages 12+.

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+.

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About The Glass Scientists:

The Glass Scientists book cover. The illustrated cover shows two characters’ torsos emerging from a dense purple and green fog above the gold lettering of the title at the bottom. The person on the right looks like a Victorian gentleman, is white, with short brown hair and brown eyes, a slight blush, and a soft smile wearing a shirt and red vest. Reaching over and around the person on the right is a white person with longer scraggly blond hair and green eyes, and a crooked smile. The blonde character is wearing a blue top coat and matching top hat with a green ribbon. The top-hat wearing person is reaching over to pour a substance from a test tube into a beaker the gentleperson is holding. In the fog and emerging from the beaker are creatures of all haunts.

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 illustrated self-portrait. A person with short spiky dark hair wearing large circular reflective glasses. They are holding their hands up in a "ta da" gesture near their shoulders. They are wearing a brown shirt with a green button up and a long moon pendant.

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 Ostertag author photo. A white person with short straight brown hair wearing a black, blue, and peach floral button up and clear glasses.

Molly Knox Ostertag is the New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of the acclaimed Witch Boy trilogy: The Witch BoyThe 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.

 Photo credit: Provided by publisher

Tuesday, October 3, 2023 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Once Upon A Time Bookstore
2207 Honolulu Ave.
Montrose, CA 91020

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