Frustrated with his magic career, Wynter Steele obsessively runs routines and hustles for gigs to hit the big time. When stunt magician Blaine Danvers arrives in town, Wynter will risk everything to best him. But Wynter's friends and boyfriend may have other ideas...
“As a comic book connoisseur and lover of the graphic novel & all things super, this gay hero is giving us everything we need for our comic fix. Creative, unique and super cool illustrations. And gay. Very. Very. Very. Gay.“ – Julie Goldman Comedian/ Actor/ Lady Gentleman
"Most magic may be smoke and mirrors, but when you strip away the illusions here you're left with a solid core with real substance." — Greg McElhatton icomics Reviews
"There's no devil in The Magic If, no supernatural happenings. Only very human urges and passions. Writer Craig Hurd-McKenney and artist Gervasio have crafted a moving portrait." — Francois Peneaud The Gay Comics List
"Hurd-McKenney's sweet tale belies the kind of serious questions about art, life and magic that both Houdini and David Blaine have inspired." — Suzette Chan Sequential Tart
Living in the isolation of the Parsonage house in Haworth Village, the four Brontëchildren make a startling discovery: a doorway to another world! What seems like paradise soon reveals itself to be just as dark as the real world. Can the siblings resist the allure of Angria, or will they be seduced -- and destroyed -- by it? Either way, their spirits, their beliefs and their family bond will be tested to the limit!
"This is a truly feminist tale...so needed in today's social and political climate. A highly recommended read!" — Dame Darcy Creator of MEAT CAKE
"It's a comic that hides its polish behind a veil of simplicity." — Darren Schroeder Silver Bullet Comics
“A delightful and beautiful interpretation of Charlotte and Branwell Brontë's imaginary world of Angria. Hurd-McKenney’s interpretation of the original text combined with Geary’s illustrations breathes new life into this unique classic." — Ramon K. Perez Artist of JANE, Wolverine & the X-Men
"This exciting and well-researched comic presents the Brontës as you’ve never seen them before. I'm still getting used to seeing Charlotte throwing punches! Must Read!" — Glynnis Fawkes Ignatz Award Nominee & MoCCA Arts Festival Award Winner
keywords: The Brontës + Victorian England + family + palace intrigue + creativity + obsession
A spiritualist with a secret to hide. A choral performer who can't fit in. A Comtesse trapped against her will and in her own body.
Victorian London & the evils within will bring these three together to fight against the darkness, both personal and phantasmagorical, that threatens to consume them all.
"Some Strange Disturbances is a vivid, compelling story of queer power and psychic/spiritual forces, all blended together. Set in Victorian England--and how good it is to see this cruel class-ridden, racist and queerphobic culture stripped free of the usual sentimentality--it shows the innate power of queer people when they embrace who they are, even if it means terrible suffering.
Wonderful book. I am so glad I read it. It will stay with me."
— Rachel Pollack Writer of Doom Patrol and other comics, and author of The Beatrix Gates
“Creating historical fiction and horror comics can be a tricky business, but the creative team behind Some Strange Disturbances have knocked it out of the park! The Victorian-era visuals are lushly realized and impeccably researched, and the characters are both authentic to the period and feel completely modern in their diverse identities and sensibilities. I’m already holding my breathe for more of these adventures!” — Justin Hall Cartoonist, Educator & Editor of No Straight Lines: Four Decades of Queer Comics keywords: LGBTQ + POC + Victorian England + family + psychic + horror + social class
SOME STRANGE DISTURBANCES 2
Kickstarter “Project We Love”: September 2019
Written by Craig Hurd-McKenney Illustrated by Gervasio & Carlos Aon Cover by Tyler Smith Owings 100pp, Black & White $15.99 Comixology/ HSP Store
Presscott, Delilah and the Comtesse have barely survived their experience at Bedlam. As spiritualists begin to disappear from the streets, Prescott investigates a haunting that will lead to far worse trouble for the trio.
New friends, new enemies and new revelations await in this second volume of the series.
“Some Strange Disturbances delivers the chills of Victorian England and the thrills of a fabulously told story. The writing and artwork create extraordinary depth in the characters as well as keeping readers on the edge of our seats.”
Jewelle Gomez, THE GILDA STORIES
keywords: LGBTQ + POC + Victorian England + family + psychic + horror + social class