Independent comics publisher Image Comics has released a sneak peek at the upcoming February release of Hinges. Written and drawn by Meredith McClaren, the story takes place in a “nuts and bolts” city of Cobble. The main character is Orio, a porcelain doll, with her assigned familiar Bauble, the two explore the walls of the city.
McClaren said in a press release that she wanted to create a work of dolls, puppets and stuffed animals for a few years before she came up with HINGES.
“Later on I came to Orio, and her growth. The idea of working with dolls meant I could explore a person’s development into an individual (from a completely blank slate to a fully realized person) on a much more expedient track then watching a character physically grow up,”
Image Comics final cover of HINGES, BOOK 1: CLOCKWORK CITY is below along with a five-page preview of the book.
(FROM THE OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – 01/28/2015
Image Comics has revealed the final cover of HINGES, BOOK 1: CLOCKWORK CITY, the enchanting graphic novel by Meredith McClaren. Depicting “new soul” Orio, a porcelain doll, and her familiar Bauble, the cover hints at the mystery and intrigue Orio will encounter in the city of Cobble.
HINGES is a modern fairy tale perfect for readers ages nine and up. It will be in comic book stores on February 25 and in bookstores on March 10.
HINGES BOOK ONE: CLOCKWORK CITY by Meredith McClaren
Diamond Comic order code DEC140649
112 pages, paperback, full color
In comic book stores February 25, bookstores March 10
Retailers, librarians, and reviewers may request a PDF galley from Jennifer de Guzman, Director of Trade Book Sales, jenniferdeguzman@imagecomics.