We’ve had confirmation from Diamond Comics of the releases dates for Benjamin Read and Chris Wildgoose’s Porcelain: A Gothic Fairy Tale; it will be available in all good comic shops from Wednesday, July 17th in the United Kingdom and Wednesday, July 24th in North America, and it can still be ordered via Diamond’s code: MAY131178.

As snow falls on a magical city, the urchin, Child, steals into the Porcelain Maker’s garden. Captured by his alchymical porcelain automata, she charms her way into his life and he becomes the father she never had. He has only one rule; she must never, ever, open the workshop door.

Written by Benjamin Read and illustrated by Chris Wildgoose, with colours by André May and lettering by Jim Campbell, Porcelain: A Gothic Fairy Tale is our first title from Improper Books, and Ben and Chris’ first creator-owned graphic novel.

In the build up to this release through Diamond Comics the book has received an overwhelmingly positive response. None of this would have been possible without the support of the wider comic community, and we’re incredibly grateful for all of the mentions and RTs on twitter, Facebook likes and comments, posts and reviews that people have taken the time to write and share. Thank you.

“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, Alex Rider graphic novels)

“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)

You can also download a PDF version of Porcelain: A Gothic Fairy Tale 12 page preview.