PORTLAND, Ore. 02/16/2022 — Eisner Award-winning I Hate Fairyland and Middlewest writer Skottie Young and artist Kyle Strahm (Spread, Unearth) come together for an all-new epic fantasy/adventure called, Twig. This five-issue miniseries is set to launch from Image Comics in May.

It’s the first day of Twig’s new job as a journeyer on a Jeff Smith’s Bone-esque quest to save a The Dark Crystal/Labyrinth-style world. Join our hesitant hero for an inspiring and imaginative tale of hope, heartache, and determination to overcome insurmountable odds.

“Kyle and I both grew up in the age of Fantasy movies filled with all kinds of critters, creature, and unlikely heroes on epic quests,” said Young in an exclusive on the announcement at “This is our love letter to that time, which we’ve never really left!”

Strahm added: “Skottie and I have built a world where sunny landscapes hide creepy dark corners. Every environment Twig travels is a character all its own. And each strange new friend may not be so friendly!”

Twig #1 will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, May 4:

  • Cover A by Strahm – Diamond Code MAR220035
  • Cover B by Young – Diamond Code MAR220036
  • Cover C by Peach Momoko – Diamond Code MAR220037
  • Cover D 1:10 copy incentive virgin by Strahm – Diamond Code MAR220038
  • Cover E 1:25 copy incentive virgin by Momoko – Diamond Code MAR220039
  • Cover F 1:50 copy incentive virgin by Young – Diamond Code MAR220040
  • Cover G 1:100 copy incentive virgin by Young – Diamond Code MAR220041

Twig #1 will also be available for purchase across many digital platforms, including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, and Google Play.

Skottie Young got his start at Marvel on titles like Spider-Man: Legend of the Spider ClanHuman Torch, and Venom. He soon began adapting the L. Frank Baum Land of Oz novels at Marvel with Eric Shanower. He is best known for writing and drawing the hit series Rocket Raccoon, illustrating the children’s book Fortunately, The Milk by Neil Gaiman, and the Young Marvel variant covers. He’s also the cartoonist of I Hate Fairyland and writer/co-creator of Middlewest and The Me You Love in the Dark with artist/co-creator Jorge Corona.
Kyle Strahm spewed forth from the American heartland to make dope comics. He co-created Spread and Unearth, both from Image. He’s the writer/co-creator of Into Radness with artist Jake Smith, forthcoming from Dark Horse Comics. He’s provided covers and interiors for countless titles from Image and many other publishers. Kyle resides in Kansas City, Missouri with his wife, Evie, and their pets.
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