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Dark Horse sets ‘Twelve Percent Dread’ for August 3rd release

‘Twelve Percent Dread,’ a fast-paced, hilarious graphic novel about friendship, capitalism, and never putting your phone away away.

Press Release

Dark Horse Comics has announced a new graphic novel set to debut in August called Twelve Percent Dread. It’s by Emily McGovern, author of Bloodlust & Bonnets and the hugely popular webcomic My Life as a Background Slytherin. It’ll also be in bookstores on August 2nd.

So what’s Twelve Percent Dread about?

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Katie and Nas are best friends, exes, co-dependents. They share everything, including a tiny room in a North London towhouse belonging to their landlord Jeremy, former host of the hit 90s show ‘Football Lads’.

While Katie bounces from job to job and obsesses about falling behind in life, Nas has bigger things in mind—waiting endlessly for their visa to come through, while working on a seismic art project that will revolutionize politics and society as we know it.

Their friend Emma, meanwhile, seems to have it all figured out—job, mortgage, engagement—yet the long hours working for tech giant Arko and endless wedding admin prove equally dread-inducing.

But when Katie’s latest job finds her tutoring the daughter of Arko’s formidable CEO, Michelle, and Emma welcomes the eccentric and enigmatic Alicia to her team at Arko, none of the three women are aware that their lives—and possibly the future of society itself—are about to change forever.

Dark Horse sets 'Twelve Percent Dread' for August 3rd release

For more on this news, read the official press release below.

MILWAUKIE, Ore., (April 21, 2022)— From Emily McGovern, author of Bloodlust & Bonnets and the hugely popular webcomic My Life as a Background Slytherin, comes Twelve Percent Dread, a fast-paced, hilarious graphic novel about friendship, capitalism, and never putting your phone away away.

Katie and Nas are best friends, exes, co-dependents. They share everything, including a tiny room in a North London towhouse belonging to their landlord Jeremy, former host of the hit 90s show ‘Football Lads’.

While Katie bounces from job to job and obsesses about falling behind in life, Nas has bigger things in mind—waiting endlessly for their visa to come through, while working on a seismic art project that will revolutionize politics and society as we know it.

Their friend Emma, meanwhile, seems to have it all figured out—job, mortgage, engagement—yet the long hours working for tech giant Arko and endless wedding admin prove equally dread-inducing.

But when Katie’s latest job finds her tutoring the daughter of Arko’s formidable CEO, Michelle, and Emma welcomes the eccentric and enigmatic Alicia to her team at Arko, none of the three women are aware that their lives—and possibly the future of society itself—are about to change forever.

Twelve Percent Dread will be available in trade paperback at comic stores August 3, 2022 and in bookstores August 2, 2022. It is available for pre-order on AmazonBarnes & Noble, and at your local comic shop and bookstore. Twelve Percent Dread will retail for $29.99.

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