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SLEEPLESS

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SLEEPLESS Volume 1

Written by Sarah Vaughn, drawn by Leila del Duca, colored and edited by Alissa Sallah, lettered by Deron Bennett. Published by Image Comics, July 2018. 

Lady “Poppy” Pyppenia is guarded by Cyrenic, her faithful Sleepless Knight. But when a new king is crowned, an assassin threatens her life, ushering in a new and dangerous time. As Poppy and Cyrenic work to discover who wants her dead, they must navigate the dangers of life at court—and of their growing feelings for one another. Collects SLEEPLESS #1-6.

Age Rating: Teen

“SLEEPLESS is the fairy tale I’ve apparently been missing all my life.”
Amy Reeder (ROCKET GIRL, BATWOMAN, MADAME XANADU)

“A lushly illustrated fantasy world, with plenty of hints of dark magic, animal familiars, sworn protectors, and dark plots, all hooked around a compelling female lead.”
Polygon

Read an interview with Leila, Sarah, and Alissa about SLEEPLESS on the comic book media website, Comicosity.

Listen to Leila and Alissa talk about SLEEPLESS on The Escapist Comics Podcast.

 

AFAR

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SLEEPLESS Volume 2

Written by Sarah Vaughn, drawn by Leila del Duca, colored and edited by Alissa Sallah, lettered by Deron Bennett. Published by Image Comics, March 2019. 

Nearly a year later in the court of Harbeny, Lady Poppy and Sir Cyrenic must forge ahead without each other. Cyrenic adjusts to life after being released from the Sleepless Vow. And though the future looks bleak, both Poppy and Cyrenic are fighters. Either they will claw their way out of the darkness, or take as many enemies with them as they can. This second volume of SLEEPLESS concludes the story of Poppy and Cyrenic. Collects SLEEPLESS #7-11

Age Rating: Teen

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AFAR

Written by Leila del Duca, art by Kit Seaton, edited by Taneka Stotts. Published by Image Comics, March 2017. 

In a fantastical post-industrial desert, fifteen-year-old Boetema suddenly develops the ability to astral project to other planets while she sleeps. When she accidentally gets a young man hurt on a planet light-years away, she must figure out a way to project back to save him. On her own world, Boetema’s two parents have temporarily left her and her thirteen-year-old brother, Inotu. Left to their own devices, the two siblings must flee across a dangerous desert when Inotu gets into trouble with a threatening cyborg bodyguard. As Boetema visits amazing planets and encounters vibrant cultures, she must confront her mistakes and learn to trust in Inotu as she navigates her newfound abilities.

Age Rating: Teen

"I love how del Duca, Seaton, and Stotts create a comic that touches on mindfulness. Boetema is a new kind of hero who achieves a higher mental state through her dreams. Created by some very imaginative artists, AFAR is a world of infinite possibilities.”
Nick Dragotta (EAST OF WEST, HOWTOONS)

"A strange, beautiful world and fascinating, tough characters makes AFAR a riveting read. Gorgeous artwork, too!" 

Faith Erin Hicks (THE NAMELESS CITY, PUMPKINHEADS)

Read NPR's review of AFAR here.

Read Leila and Kit talk about AFAR in this interview on the Westfield Comics blog.

Listen to Leila and Kit talk about AFAR on The Escapist Comics Podcast.

SHUTTER

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SHUTTER

Written by Joe Keatinge, drawn by Leila del Duca, colored by Owen Gieni, lettered by John Workman and Ed Brison. Published by Image Comics, April 2014-September 2017. 

Kate Kristopher, once the most famous explorer of an Earth far more fantastic than the one we know, is forced to return to the adventurous life she left behind when a family secret threatens to destroy everything she spent her life protecting.

Age Rating: Mature (Language, violence)

 

"Del Duca's spiky, energetic style is addictive, and colorist Owen Gieni fills each spread with electricity. Every page seems to vibrate."

NPR

 

"Fun and vibrant, Shutter is a wild ride of a comic." 

Entertainment Weekly

Read Leila and Joe talk about SHUTTER in this interview on the Comics Alliance website.

Listen to Leila and Joe talk about SHUTTER on the Off Panel podcast, hosted by David Harper of sktchd.com.

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THE

PANTHEON

PROJECT

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THE PANTHEON PROJECT

Co-created by Kevin Caron, Erik Taylor. Written by Erik Taylor, drawn by Leila del Duca. Colors by Leila del Duca, Kit Seaton, and Lucas Schneider. Lettered by Rus Wooton. Self-Published 2014. 

Four teenagers face an amazing and dangerous reality when they're mysteriously granted the super powers they made up as children.

Age Rating: Teen

 

Click here to go to the official PANTHEON PROJECT website.

Listen to Leila and ERik talk about THE PANTHEON PROJECT on Thinking Outside the Longbox podcast.