September 26, 2019 – New York, NY--ComiXology, Amazon’s premier digital comics service, announces Forgotten Home, an 8-issue urban fantasy comic book series full of magic, mystery, and family secrets written by Erica Schultz, with art by Marika Cresta, colors by Matt Emmons and Jackie Von Spanks, letters by Cardinal Rae, and covers by Natasha Alterici. Forgotten Home #1 debuts October 2nd and will be available to read at no additional cost for Amazon Prime, Kindle Unlimited, and comiXology Unlimited members, and also available for purchase on Kindle and comiXology. Forgotten Home is from Vices Press who originally debuted on comiXology via comiXology Submit.
In Forgotten Home, Sheriff’s Deputy Lorraine Adalet investigates child disappearances all over Montana and finds a connection between many of the abductions: traces of magic! Lorraine’s search ramps up when her own teenage daughter is caught up in the kidnappings, and Lorraine learns the culprit is tied to her own past. Lorraine’s investigation leads her back to her home world of Jannada, a magical realm in a bitter war that she fled as a teenager. Now that Lorraine’s two lives have collided, she must confront her past across two worlds and save her daughter.
“Lorraine is a single mother from another world who is forced home when children start to disappear in her town on Earth,” says artist Marika Cresta. “Lorraine is the princess of her home world, Jannada, but returning home isn’t easy for her, as her relationship with the queen is strained. At its heart, Forgotten Home is a story about family with problems, misunderstandings and imperfections, all of which play out in a fantastical and unexpected setting.”
“I’ve had a fabulous time creating a magical world that the audience will believe truly exists,” says writer Erica Schultz. “Yissel Ayala, a fashion designer for several comic books, was kind enough to take on the task of creating the initial designs for the Jannadan royal outfits. Her style is impeccable, and,
coupled with Marika Cresta’s line art, this book is just gorgeous.”
Forgotten Home is already garnering accolades from the comics community:
“It’s a crime story. It’s a magic story. It’s … wait, what the hell is this thing? Forgotten Home by Erica Schultz and Marika Cresta is hard to categorize, unless the category is great comics. I’m fascinated by what I’ve read, and completely intrigued to see where it’s going.”
—Ron Marz (The Adventures of Superman, Green Lantern)
“A really fun genre mashup that drops you in and doesn't hold your hand, all the while building mythology and asking questions you can't wait to find out the answers to.”
—Kyle Higgins (Hadrian's Wall, Winter Soldier)
“Forgotten Home is an untouched realm of fantasy crime--like Stranger Things meets Supernatural in today's setting. Erica, Marika, Matt, Jackie, and Cardinal create a magical realm that seems realistic and relatable, certainly a world that you want to jump into and follow closely.”
—Liana Kangas (She Said Destroy, Black AF)
“Engaging, smart and stylish as all hell.”
—Simon Fraser (2000AD)
“Schultz and Cresta have crafted a complex narrative full of mystery and magic. I expected nothing less from this creative team than a great comic book, and they somehow delivered something even better. Forgotten Home is unforgettable.”
—Eric Palicki (No Angel, Dead Beats)
“I can’t wait to see how this story unfolds!”
—Matt Miner (GWAR, Death Trap)
“Forgotten Home grabs you from page one -- and that's before the magic even really begins. A great mystery and a compelling mythology have already started to form in the first chapter and I can't wait for more.”
—Erik Burnham (Transformers/Ghostbusters, Red Sonja)
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About the Creators:
Erica Schultz is a comic book creator best known for 2018’s Daredevil annual starring Misty Knight. She started in the industry as a digital artist and animator on the Astonishing X-Men motion comic “Gifted” from Marvel Comics and has worked comics production, background art, and ink and color assists for Neal Adams’ Continuity Studios on numerous titles and miniseries.
While working at Continuity, Schultz met and teamed up with artist Vicente Alcázar to create the award-winning, creator-owned series M3, published by Vices Press. In 2015, she was one of Gail Simone’s hand-picked writers to contribute to the Swords of Sorrow series with Dynamite Entertainment, co-writing a series tie in with G. Willow Wilson as well as lettering the entire 21-issue crossover series.
In 2016, she was chosen by DC Comics to participate in their pilot program for what became their Talent Development Workshop, collaborating with artist Sonny Liew on a well-received Hawkgirl story.
She has written for Marvel, DC, Dynamite, and Action Lab, as well as contributed to multiple anthologies including Image Comics’ Where We Live anthology for the victims of the Las Vegas shooting (nominated for a 2019 Eisner Award), and The 27 Club: A Comics Anthology published by Red Stylo Media and Action Lab Danger Zone (nominated for a 2016 Harvey Award).
She is a writing instructor at The Kubert School in New Jersey, and a lettering instructor online for ComicsExperience.com.
Marika Cresta is an Italian artist born in Terni in 1988. She enrolled at Sapienza Università di Roma and graduated with a degree in architecture in 2015.
An avid learner, Marika is also a graduate of the Scuola Internazionale Comics di Roma where she stayed on for post-graduate work after receiving her diploma.
Her first published work was released in 2016, a well-received short story in the book Yamazaki 18 Years Apocrypha (ManFont Publishing). That same year, she debuted on the foreign market scene with a story in Grimm Tales of Terror: Holiday Special for Zenescope Entertainment.
Scouted by Marvel’s talent team at Lucca Comics & Games, an annual convention in Italy, Marika was brought on as a new artist to work on such iconic titles as Power Pack and X-Men. More recently, she worked on Summit for the Catalyst Prime Universe of Lion Forge.
She lives in Italy with her husband and dog.
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