Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 16 to 18
- Grade: 11 to 12
Gothic Tales of Haunted Love is a new anthology of comics based on the 1970s gothic romance comic genre. Featuring stories of gruesome acts and undying love, this collection merges up and coming creators with established pros in a wonderful collection of the macabre.
About the authors
Hope Nicholson is the owner of Winnipeg-based publishing Bedside Press. She's an ardent comics fan passionate about bringing new stories to light, and author of the book "The Spectacular Sisterhood of Superwomen" which shines light on characters forgotten by comics history.
David A Robertson is a graphic novelist and writer who has long been an advocate for educating youth on indigenous history and contemporary issues. As a speaker, David has taken his message about social change across Canada. He has created several graphic novels, including his newest series, Tales From Big Spirit, as well as the bestselling 7 Generations series. He was a contributor to the anthology Manitowapow: Aboriginal Writings from the Land of Water (2012) and is currently the co-creator and writer for the upcoming television series The Reckoner. His first novel, The Evolution of Alice, will be published in fall 2014. David lives in Winnipeg with his wife and four children, where he works in the field of indigenous education.
Katie West lives in Scotland and is the owner of Fiction & Feeling publishing company.
Scott Chantler is the Joe Shuster Award?winning cartoonist of the graphic novels Two Generals and Northwest Passage and of the Three Thieves graphic novel series. He is also a popular commercial illustrator whose clients have included McDonald's, Reebok, Macy's, Rogers, the New York Daily News, the National Post, the Toronto Star and Maclean's. When he's not doing either of those things, he teaches Writing for Graphic Novels at Max the Mutt Animation School in Toronto.
Scott Henderson (he/him/his) is author/illustrator of the sci-fi/fantasy comic, The Chronicles of Era and has illustrated select titles in the Canadian Air Force’s For Valour series and Tales From Big Spirit series, the graphic novel series 7 Generations and A Girl Called Echo, select stories in This Place: 150 Years Retold, Fire Starters, an AIYLA Honour Book, and Eisner-award nominee, A Blanket of Butterflies. In 2016, he was the recipient of the C4 Central Canada Comic Con Storyteller Award. https://scotthendersonart.wordpress.com/
Leslie Doyle is the owner of Restoration Gardens Inc., a green roof design and installation firm. She is an instructor, a certified LiveRoof Installer, and is an accredited Green Roof Professional by the Industry Association, Green Roofs for Healthy Cities. Leslie resides in Toronto, Ontario.
Cecil Castellucci grew up in New York City and is the author of such young adult novels as Rose Sees Red, Boy Proof, and The Year of the Beast, as well as the comic books The Plain Janes, Janes in Love, and Shade: The Changing Girl. Currently, Cecil Castellucci lives in Los Angeles. You can learn more about her at misscecil.com.
Award winning author and illustrator Willow Dawson’s books include Ghost Limb, Hyena In Petticoats, The Big Green Book of the Big Blue Sea with Helaine Becker, Lila and Ecco’s Do-It-Yourself Comics Club, No Girls Allowed with Susan Hughes, and the upcoming The Wolf-Birds. Her books have been supported by the Toronto Arts Council, the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts. Willow Dawson also teaches Creating Comics and Graphic Novels at the University of Toronto’s School of Continuing Studies. She lives in Toronto.
- Nominated, Joe Shuster Award, Best Anthology
"A must-have for comic historians and those interested in gothic romances, romance comics, and LGBTQ interpretations of traditional forms—highly entertaining." - Kirkus Starred Review
"...perfectly captures the essence of gothic romance -- less happy endings, more creeping romantic dread and surprisingly happy hauntings -- while opening it up to audiences who have rarely seen themselves represented in the genre. And while our protagonists find themselves in supernatural danger, and sometimes die, their personhood and agency is never sacrificed for the sake of a good scare or sweet twist." - cbr.com
Other titles by S.M. Beiko
Other titles by Hope Nicholson
Comics That Caught Fire
Moonshot: The Indigenous Comics Collection (Volume 1)
Moonshot: The Indigenous Comics Collection (Volume 2)
Pros and (Comic) Cons
Love Beyond Body, Space and Time
an Indigenous LGBT Sci-fi Anthology
Sally the Sleuth
The Secret Loves of Geek Girls: Redux
Nelvana of the Northern Lights
The Spectacular Sisterhood of Superwomen
Awesome Female Characters from Comic Book History
Other titles by Megan Kearney
Other titles by David Alexander Robertson
Other titles by Janet Hetherington
Other titles by Sarah Winifred Searle
Other titles by Scott Chantler
Other titles by Scott B. Henderson
Other titles by Barbara Guttman
Other titles by Maia Kobabe
Other titles by Rahzzah
Other titles by Caroline Dougherty
Other titles by Cecil Castellucci
Other titles by Dante Luiz
Other titles by Leslie Doyle
Fierce: Women who Shaped Canada
White as Milk, Red as Blood
The Forgotten Fairy Tales of Franz Xaver von Schönwerth
Susanna Moodie: Roughing It in the Bush
Big Green Book of the Big Blue Sea, The
Hyena in Petticoats
The Story Of Suffragette Nellie Mcclung
Lila and Ecco's Do-It-Yourself Comics Club
No Girls Allowed
Tales of Daring Women Dressed as Men for Love, Freedom and Adventure