Title: Wild Rose
Genre: Historical adventure/romance (comic book)
Release date: Available now via Kickstarter and live events
Logline: Set against the backdrop of London and rural Ireland in 1790, Wild Rose reimagines a haunting Irish folktale. The story of Eliza Day is a tale of love and revenge, but also of class conflict, religious intolerance, and the secret societies that became common in eighteenth century Ireland.
Synopsis: When Eliza is seduced and betrayed by a wealthy English lover, she vows to seek revenge and enlists the help of a witch. But as she soon finds out, the restrictive society in which she lives has no place for defiant, damaged women who break with convention. With the help of Adam Stone, a free Black man, Eliza has a chance to make a new life for herself after the loss of her innocence – but to do so, she will have to be braver than she could ever have imagined.
Wild Rose is a six-issue comic book mini-series which depicts the realities of life in 18th century Europe, including people of colour and LGBTQ+ orientation. A Scottish Gaelic translation is forthcoming from Bradan Press in 2020. Issues #1 and #2 were successfully crowdfunded via Kickstarter.
Read sample pages/reviews and get your copy at www.wildrosecomic.wordpress.com.