Hopeless, Maine: v. 1

Hopeless, Maine: v. 1 : Personal Demons

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Trapped on an island off the coast of Maine, the people of Hopeless find life a little darker and more dangerous with every day that passes. The number of orphans rises continually, but who can say what happens to their parents? Plenty of the bodies are never found. This is not the stuff of happy, careless childhoods, it is instead fertile ground for personal demons. In Hopeless, the demons are not always abstract concepts. Some of them have very real teeth, and very real horns.The island has been isolated for a very long time. Partly because of being small and forgotten, partly because the rocks and currents do not encourage visitors, Hopeless is surrounded by fog and overrun with nightmarish creatures, from small things with tentacles to demons and vampires. It’s a peculiar place. Here, almost anything can happen, from the weird and unsettling to the darkly funny. With a cast of freaks, nutters and the odd power crazed psychopath, life in Hopeless is seldom dull.Hopeless is also about who you choose to be. The tale is a protest against apathy, and against the small evils that everyone takes for granted. The worst monsters frequently aren’t the ones with the obvious teeth—who are merely dangerous by nature—but the apparently ordinary people who choose to do hideous things.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 128 pages
  • 155 x 231 x 15mm | 463g
  • Los Angeles, United States
  • English
  • chiefly Illustrations
  • 1936393573
  • 9781936393572
  • 1,004,216

About Tom Brown

Thomas and Nimue Brown share a love of gothic decay, poetry, wild landscapes and strange creatures. They have been collaborating for years, brought together initially by a publishing house. In the summer of 2009 they launched The Hopeless Vendetta - a weekly newspaper charting life on the fictional island of Hopeless. The webcomic (in the same setting) commenced that autumn at www.itisacircle.com
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