Writer Marjorie Liu and artist Sana Takeda are teaming up for a brand new adult horror graphic novel series: Night Eaters.
The duo already won awards (including Hugos, Eisners, Harveys and British Fantasy awards) and hit bestseller lists with their classic SF series Monstress, so this is a huge deal – so big that the first volume, THE NIGHT EATERS: SHE EATS THE NIGHT, is getting a 100,000 copy first printing from Abrams ComicArts.
The story involves Chinese American twins, Milly and Billy, who are struggling to keep their restaurant afloat. Their supportive parents, Ipo and Keon, visit from Hong Kong, and begin to wonder if the twins can really stand on their own. But shocks and surprises await when Ipo makes the twins help clean up the house next door—a hellish and run-down ruin that was the scene of a grisly murder. A night of terror, gore, and supernatural mayhem reveals that there is much more to Ipo and her children than meets the eye.
“I cannot begin to express how delighted I am to be creating another series with Sana Takeda,” said Marjorie Liu. “The Night Eaters is an exciting shift for us, both in art and writing style—a contemporary Asian American horror story and urban fantasy—and we are deeply grateful to Abrams ComicArts for this opportunity to push ourselves creatively.”
“Such a wonderful challenge for me!” said Sana Takeda. “I am deeply grateful to Marjorie, Abrams, and to all our readers for this opportunity. I hope you enjoy this new journey with us.”
“Marjorie was the first comics creator I ever stood in line for to get a signed book, so having the opportunity to edit her first standalone adult graphic novel has been a bit surreal,” said Charlotte Greenbaum, the editor who negotiated the deal for Abrams ComicArts. “She Eats the Night will thrill contemporary horror fans—Sana has outdone herself, embracing a looser, energetic style that delights and horrifies in equal measure. This legendary team has crafted a story that is as clever and tongue-in-cheek as it is utterly terrifying!”
Charlotte Greenbaum, Senior Editor at Abrams ComicArts, negotiated the deal, along with agent Duvall Osteen of Aragi.
SHE EATS THE NIGHT hits shelves October 11, 2022.
THE NIGHT EATERS: SHE EATS THE NIGHT
By Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda
Abrams ComicArts | October 2022
U.S. $24.99 | CAN $31.99
Hardcover with jacket | 208 pages
6½ x 9¾” | Full-color illustrations throughout
Ebook ISBN: 978-1-64700-526-9