Coming this June, a new series from Source Point Press called No Heroine mixes addiction, missing persons, and drug-dealing vampires!
The new series comes from Ringo Award-nominated writer Frank Gogol (Dead End Kids), father-daughter art team Criss Madd and colorist Shawna Madd, with letters by Sean Rinehart, and cover by Ahmed Raafat. The story is inspired by Frank’s personal struggles with his family’s addiction issues, with added undertones of a punk rock Buffy the Vampire Slayer with Tank Girl style art!
The story follows Kayla, a recovering drug addict, as she struggles to right the wrongs of her days as a junkie. But when the person she relies on for support most goes missing, she finds herself pitted against a gang of drug-dealing vampires and faced with the sins of her past.
NO HEROINE #1
Writer: Frank Gogol
Artist: Criss Madd
Colors: Shawna Madd
Letters: Sean Rinehart
Cover: Ahmed Raafat
Release Date: June 24, 2020
Check out the full press release below as well as the Ben Templesmith variant below. On the variant cover, Gogol shared, “I was absolutely thrilled when Ben [Templesmith] was able to do a cover for Dead End Kids last year. And since Ben is one of the names behind the most well-known vampire comic of all time, we had to have him involved with No Heroine, too. It was only right.”
March 31, 2020, (COTTAGE GROVE, OR) — Hot on the heels of last year’s hit series Dead End Kids, Source Point Press is thrilled to announce No Heroine, a supernatural action-drama with a punk rock edge, from Ringo Award-nominated writer Frank Gogol, with art and colors by The 4th Monkey: Anthology of Awareness father-daughter team, Criss Madd and Shawna Madd. Beyond action and monsters, No Heroine is a deeply personal project for the creative team.
Kayla Vasquez—a recovering heroin addict—just wants to go home to her family. But she’s got wrongs to right first. When a friend goes missing, she starts down a long, dark road filled with vampires, werewolves, and one really hard lesson: not everyone is cut out to be a hero.
No Heroine #1
Drugs. Vampires. Punk rock. Clawing her way to her 90th day sober, Kayla sets out to find her missing friend, Sid — the one person she knows can keep her on the straight-and-narrow. The only problem? The gang of heroine-dealing vampires that have him. From the writer of 2019’s breakout indie hit Dead End Kids comes a story of a young woman’s recovery journey and one hard truth: not everyone is cut out to be a hero.
“It’s a story about demons, literal and figurative,” said writer Frank Gogol. “Addiction is much more gray than what is portrayed in pop-culture, so I wanted to take an honest look at that experience. It’s important to me to shine a light on the recovery part of the cycle. I think addiction is something that touches more people’s lives than most of us will ever know. This is a book for those people—whether they’ve dealt with addiction themselves or have watched a loved one struggle.”
“When Frank told me his pitch, I was nervous,” said artist Criss Madd. “Being a recovering addict of almost twenty years myself, I was worried that working on a book like this might open some old wounds. In drawing on my personal history to create this book however, the experience has been really cathartic. This is an important book about an important topic. I hope people check it out. I hope people like it. But, really, I just hope it helps people. This is the book I wish I’d had twenty years ago when I was struggling, and if it can be that for someone today, that’s what really matters.”
No Heroine #1 is now available for preorder through Diamond Previews and is slated to hit shelves June 24, 2020. Variant cover for No Heroine #1 by Ben Templesmith (30 Days of Night).Letters by Sean Rinehart. Cover by Ahmed Raafat. For additional press queries, please contact Don’t Hide PR Publicity Director, Melissa Meszaros: firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Source Point Press: Source Point Press publishes books, comic books, and graphic novels. Working with both industry legends, and new talents on the rise, we strive to bring you the best storytelling in horror, sci-fi, pulp, true crime, the occult, and supernatural.
No Heroine is copyright © 2020 Frank Gogol and Criss Madd. All rights reserved.
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