Liminal Comics

 

Love Stories for Outcasts, Rebels & Misfits

Liminal Comics Editor Alisa Kwitney

When I was a kid, I loved reading the strange, thought-provoking, deftly illustrated stories in Red Circle Sorcery and Charleton’s Haunted Love and Midnight Tales. Like many of the classic Twilight Zone episodes, these were often love stories—but love stories that involved outcasts, rebels and misfits. Love stories for the marginalized and alienated. Liminal Comics is a place for those kinds of love stories. It’s the comics imprint of Brain Mill Press, a story-first publisher founded by two best-selling authors, and dedicated to building a catalog of stories and poetry about all facets of the human experience of love.

—Liminal Editor Alisa Kwitney

So, what does all this look like?

Our launch title, Future Echoes, is the tale of Harlan, a solitary man of science whose perception of his physical challenges has made him channel all his passion into the life of the mind. But when Harlan takes on a job investigating rumors of a haunting in an old abandoned Victorian house, the secrets he uncovers challenge his understanding of the world, and of his own hidden fears and desires…

Written and illustrated by acclaimed writer and artist Al Davison (@astralgypsy) in tandem with up and coming talent Yen Quach (www.yendraws.com), Future Echoes will be released in 2017 in three digital chapters before being collected in print.

Read an Excerpt from Future Echoes

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Meet the Staff

Alisa Kwitney

Editor, Liminal Comics

About Alisa

Alisa Kwitney has a BA in English from Wesleyan University, where she received the Horgan Writing Prize for Fiction, and an MFA in Fiction from Columbia University, where she received a scholarship of merit. Her thesis became her debut novel, Till the Fat Lady Sings, a comedy of manners about body image and bulimia, which was published by HarperCollins and called “imaginative and quirky” in the Sunday New York Times.

After grad school, Alisa was an editor at the Vertigo imprint of DC Comics, where she worked closely with Neil Gaiman on his landmark Sandman comic series and discovered author Mike Carey in the slushpile and helped him develop the first Lucifer series.

Alisa is also the author of nine published novels, numerous comics and graphic novels, and several nonfiction titles. Some of her books include The Dominant Blonde, which appears on Dear Author’s Top 100 romance list, the acclaimed YA graphic novel Token, and the nonfiction titles Sandman: The King of Dreams and Vertigo Visions: Art From the Cutting Edge of Comics. Her work has been translated into German, Japanese, Turkish, and Russian, among other languages.

Alisa has taught graphic novel writing at Fordham University and The Kildonan School, which caters to students with dyslexia and language-based learning disabilities. She loves working with new writers and artists and developing their prose and visual storytelling skills. She is currently a fan of the comic book series Saga, anything written by the writer/artist Terry Moore, the television shows Broad City and The Vikings, and the soundtrack to Hamilton, among other things.

Maggie Vicknair

Maggie Vicknair

Assistant Editor, Liminal Comics

About Maggie
Maggie Vicknair graduated Bard College, where she double majored in Art and Writing. Her senior thesis was the graphic novella Papersong. Maggie is also the creator of the long-running webcomic Penny Dreadful, along with a tantalizing assortment of mini-comics and other projects.  You can read her reviews of other people’s webcomics at The Beat.

 

Currently, she lives with a three-legged cat in New York City, where she freelances and studies illustration at the School for Visual Arts.In her spare time, she thinks too much about Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Afterlife with Archie, and the works of Naoki Urasawa. She is partial to sad robots, optimistic sci-fi, metaphorical vampires, fairy-tale retellings, destructive girls, and monster boys.

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