Creators: Benjamin Read (Writer) & Chris Wildgoose (Illustrator)
Colourist: André May
Flatter: Alexa Rosa
Letterer: Jim Campbell
Editor: Matt Gibbs

ISBN: 978-1-4474-6131-9
Diamond code: OCT151510
RRP: USD $20.99 / CAD $26.99 / GBP £12.99

Format: full colour; 112 pages; soft cover, perfect bound, 178mm width x 254mm height (7” x 10”)

Set within a world that’s a magical echo of our own, Porcelain is the story of Child, an urchin, who leaves behind the cold streets of a snowy city when she climbs the high wall into the Porcelain Maker’s garden.

The Porcelain Maker discovers Child trespassing but, amused by her audacity, he offers her the chance to stay. He’s a lonely man, kept company only by his alchemically-powered automata, and he and Child form an unlikely friendship.

Shut off from the world beyond the wall, Child wants or needs for nothing as the Porcelain Maker heaps affection and luxury upon her, indulging her like a daughter. In return, she can do as she pleases, except for one command, one rule that must never be broken, she must not look behind the workshop door.

Suggested for Young Adults and Above.

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“Porcelain is a gorgeous and haunting steampunkesque fairy tale. Creepy, compelling and beautifully realised.” Kurt Busiek (Astro City, Avengers, Conan, Marvels)

“Porcelain is a gorgeous, gothic fever dream, beautiful and terrifying and funny and sad all at once. It is also that precious rarity, a perfect comic.” Lev Grossman (The Magicians, The Magician King)

“A haunting, umbral, and surprisingly charming story, told with confidence and great skill. I can’t wait to see what they come up with next.” Antony Johnston (Wasteland, The Coldest City, Umbral, The Fuse)

“I loved the feel of it, like an old-school faerie tale. Tight and well-written. A little mystery, a little humor, a little horror. It made me smile in places and get a little weepy in others. Everything I want in a story.” Patrick Rothfuss (Name of the Wind, Wise Man’s Fear, The Slow Regard of Silent Things)

“Art nouveau and steampunk with more than a hint of Bluebeard, Porcelain is a delightfully dark tale, stunningly told.” Mary Talbot (Dotter Of Her Father’s Eyes, Sally Heathcote Suffragette)

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