Minky Woodcock returns!
January 21, 2021 – Titan Comics and Hard Case Crime are pleased to announce that this April will see the return of the critically acclaimed hardboiled detective series Minky Woodcock. This time the fabulous female detective uncovers another sinister, sultry and twisted mystery when she gets involved with world-renowned inventor Nikola Tesla, Nazi agents, and the race to command the world’s first weapon of mass destruction in Minky Woodcock: The Girl Who Electrified Tesla.
Set during World War II, nearly two decadesafter the events of the first volume, Minky Woodcock: The Girl Who Handcuffed Houdini, this brand-new story iswritten and illustrated by award-winning artist, author, director, and playwright Cynthia von Buhler, whose past projects include collaborations with Steven Spielberg, Neil Gaiman and Clive Barker. Geeks Worldwide described the first volume as “Stunning…10 out of 10”; NB Magazine called it “bold and extravagant…weaves fantasy into fact to dazzling effect”; and Neil Gaiman stated that he was “seduced by Cynthia von Buhler’s artwork. She is a wonder.”
Cynthia von Buhler is not only the creative talent behind Minky Woodcock, but also an internationally celebrated artist and the visionary creator of Titan’s bestselling graphic novel The Illuminati Ball and the immersive NYC theatrical experience of the same name. Her work has featured in outlets including the New York Times, Broadway World, Forbes and the Wall Street Journal.
Describing Minky’s new adventure, von Buhler stated that “as with the Houdini episode, all of the anecdotes related to Tesla’s life in my book are based on fact. I really love finding bizarre, unbelievable facts and weaving them into my stories.”
Issue #1 of The Girl Who Electrified Tesla will debut with a selection of amazing variant covers, including artwork by the legendary Robert McGinnis poster artist for classic films such as James Bond and Breakfast at Tiffany’s, as well as covers by Dani Strips (2000AD), von Buhler herself, and more!
Minky Woodcock: The Girl Who Electrified Tesla #1 is set for release in comic stores and digital devices on April 14, 2021, and will be available to pre-order from the Diamond Previews February catalog and Forbidden Planet (UK & Europe).
About Cynthia von Buhler
Cynthia von Buhler, aka Countess von Buhler, is an American artist, performer, playwright and author. Hailed by the press as “multitalented and eccentric” (Boston Globe), a “rising star” (NY Arts), and “one of the top contemporary surrealists” (Art & Antiques), Cynthia von Buhler has made a name for herself as an award-winning and critically acclaimed fine artist, author, and illustrator.
Her illustration work has won awards from the Society of Illustrators and has repeatedly appeared in American Illustration, Communication Arts and the Society of Illustrator annuals of the best illustration in America. Von Buhler’s stunning, three-dimensional paintings have been displayed in galleries and museums around the world, and have been featured in books, newspapers and magazines from Rolling Stone to The New Yorker. The New York Times has written four features on her in the last five years.
Von Buhler has collaborated on art projects with Steven Spielberg, Neil Gaiman and Clive Barker. She has illustrated book covers for Harry Turtledove, Scott O’Dell, Jane Yolen, Elizabeth George Speare and Lawrence Block. Her sculptures have appeared on NBC’s Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, she and her work were profiled in Mary Magdalen: An Intimate Portrait on the Lifetime Network, and she was a recurring character on Discovery Channel’s Oddities.
Von Buhler also writes, directs and produces immersive theater. In writing about her theater productions, Forbes called her “a creative genius” and the New York Post wrote, “Von Buhler has the kind of family footnote any writer would kill for.” Von Buhler was the lead singer in two seminal Boston bands, The Women of Sodom and Countess, the latter garnering her a development deal with MCA Records.
Her comic work includes Minky Woodcock: The Girl Who Handcuffed Houdini (Titan Comics/Hard Case Crime), The Illuminati Ball (Titan Comics), Evelyn Evelyn: A Terrible Tale in Two Tomes (Dark Horse Comics) with Amanda Palmer and Jason Webley, An Evening with Neil Gaiman and Amanda Palmer, Speakeasy Dollhouse: The Bloody Beginning, and Emily and The Strangers (Dark Horse Comics).
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