In The Moth-Keeper, the first in a new graphic novel series by Eisner, Harvey, and McDuffie Award winning graphic novelist K. O’Neill (Tea Dragon Society), readers will be introduced to a breathtaking new nocturnal world.
Today, The Beat is proud to offer you a first look at this scintillating upcoming graphic novel series, to be published by RH Graphic!
Here’s the official description of The Moth-Eater:
A young fennec girl living in a nocturnal desert village, Anya begins her duties as the new Moth-Keeper, a sworn protector of the magical moths that allow their community to survive the cold desert nights. However, her courage and self-worth are tested by the vast, shadowy expanses of the moonlit landscape, and in spite of her determination to serve the village, her heart begins to dream of a life in the sun. The Moth-Keeper is the first of three graphic novels from K. O’Neill that will explore a range of themes, characters and settings.
In a quote from O’Neill, they had nothing but good things to say about working with the RH Graphic team on the project.
“I’ve loved working with the RHG team while creating The Moth-Keeper, and I can’t wait for readers to experience a new direction in my work,” O’Neill told The Beat in a statement. “I hope that it will feel familiar in some ways (it’s packed with everything I love to write and draw!), with a new art style giving me the chance to explore and develop the characters and themes with depth. It’s a very special book to me, I hope you’ll enjoy it as much as I enjoyed making it.”
“Working with K. on The Moth-Keeper has been a dream come true. Everyone at RHG has been of fan of K.’s work for years and their artwork continues to make our heart ache just as much as it makes us smile,” said Whitney Leopard, Senior Editor at Random House Graphic. “Getting this opportunity to help them bring these all-new beautiful worlds to life is something we are thrilled to be a part of. The Moth-Keeper is an amazingly sweet and touching story about Anya. She wants to be useful to her village and to everyone she cares about but also is curious about the world she hasn’t seen. Her adventures and struggles bring to life the story in The Moth-Keeper and we can’t wait to share it with everyone.”
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