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Gothic Tales of Haunted Love

A Gothic Romance Graphic Novel Anthology

edited by S.M. Beiko & Hope Nicholson

contributions by Megan Kearney, David Alexander Robertson, Janet Hetherington, John K. Snyder III, Katie West, Sarah Winifred Searle, Scott Chantler, Scott B. Henderson, Barbara Guttman, Cherelle Higgins, Maia Kobabe, Rahzzah, Ray Fawkes, Becka Kinzie, Caroline Dougherty, Cecil Castellucci, Colleen Coover, Dante Luiz, Hache Pueyo, Nika, Ronn Sutton, Zakk Saam, Allison Paige, Amber Noelle, Ash J. Wu, Chris Stone, Femi Sobowale, Hien Pham, James Hill, Kelly Williams, Kitty Curran, Larissa Zageris, Laura Bowman, Lou Marchetti, Rina Rozsas, Sanho Kim, Svetla Nikolova & Willow Dawson

foreword by Jacque Nodell

cover design or artwork by Leslie Doyle

Bedside Press
Initial publish date
Apr 2018
Anthologies, Horror
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Apr 2018
    List Price

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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

S.M. Beiko's profile page

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.


Hope Nicholson's profile page

Megan Kearney's profile page

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.

David Alexander Robertson's profile page

Janet Hetherington's profile page

Jacque Nodell's profile page

John K. Snyder III's profile page

Katie West lives in Scotland and is the owner of Fiction & Feeling publishing company.

Katie West's profile page

Sarah Winifred Searle's profile page

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 Chantler's profile page

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.

Scott B. Henderson's profile page

Barbara Guttman's profile page

Cherelle Higgins' profile page

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.


Leslie Doyle's profile page

Maia Kobabe's profile page

Rahzzah's profile page

Ray Fawkes' profile page

Becka Kinzie's profile page

Caroline Dougherty's profile page

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

Cecil Castellucci's profile page

Colleen Coover's profile page

Dante Luiz's profile page

Hache Pueyo's profile page

Nika's profile page

Ronn Sutton's profile page

Zakk Saam's profile page

Allison Paige's profile page

Amber Noelle's profile page

Ash J. Wu's profile page

Chris Stone's profile page

Femi Sobowale's profile page

Hien Pham's profile page

James Hill's profile page

Kelly Williams' profile page

Kitty Curran's profile page

Larissa Zageris' profile page

Laura Bowman's profile page

Lou Marchetti's profile page

Rina Rozsas' profile page

Sanho Kim's profile page

Svetla Nikolova's profile page

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.

Willow Dawson's profile page


  • Nominated, Joe Shuster Award, Best Anthology

Editorial Reviews

"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." -

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Other titles by Scott B. Henderson

Other titles by Barbara Guttman

A Girl Called Echo Omnibus

by (author) katherena vermette
illustrated by Scott B. Henderson
colorist Donovan Yaciuk

As I Enfold You in Petals

by (author) Richard Van Camp
illustrated by Scott B. Henderson
colorist Donovan Yaciuk
letterer Nickolej Villiger

A Blanket of Butterflies

by (author) Richard Van Camp
illustrated by Scott B. Henderson, Donovan Yaciuk & Nickolej Villiger

Version Control

by (author) David A. Robertson
illustrated by Scott B. Henderson, Donovan Yaciuk & Andrew Thomas

Sugar Falls

A Residential School Story

by (author) David A. Robertson
illustrated by Scott B. Henderson & Donovan Yaciuk
foreword by Murray Sinclair
afterword by Betty Ross

Road Allowance Era

by (author) katherena vermette
illustrated by Scott B. Henderson & Donovan Yaciuk


by (author) David A. Robertson
illustrated by Scott B. Henderson, Donovan Yaciuk & Andrew Thomas

Northwest Resistance

by (author) katherena vermette
illustrated by Scott B. Henderson & Donovan Yaciuk

This Place

150 Years Retold

by (author) Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm, Sonny Assu, Brandon Mitchell, Rachel Qitsualik-Tinsley, Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley, David A. Robertson, Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair, Richard Van Camp, katherena vermette & Chelsea Vowel
illustrated by Jen Storm, Tara Audibert, Kyle Charles, G.M.B. Chomichuk, Natasha Donovan, Scott B. Henderson, Andrew Lodwick, Scott A. Ford, Donovan Yaciuk & Ryan Howe
foreword by Alicia Elliott

Red River Resistance

by (author) katherena vermette
illustrated by Scott B. Henderson & Donovan Yaciuk

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