Today on the site, I’m thrilled to reveal the cover of the upcoming graphic novel The Marble Queen, written by Anna Kopp and illustrated by Gabrielle Kari, which will be published in November by Dark Horse Comics! (It’ll be available in comic shops on November 9, 2022, and bookstores on November 22.) Here’s the story behind the Sapphic political fantasy:
The Marble Queen brings the political drama of Nimona together with the heartfelt romance of The Princess and the Dressmaker, now presented in a sapphic romance surrounded by a mist of magic.
Princess Amelia’s kingdom is in shambles after months of trade routes being ravaged by pirates. Now, the only option left to save it seems to be a marriage alliance. When Amelia gets an exorbitant offer from the royalty of Iliad—a country shrouded in mystery—she accepts without question and leaves her home to begin a new life. However, she lands on Iliad’s shores to find that her betrothed isn’t the country’s prince, but the recently crowned Queen Salira.
Shocked, Amelia tries to make sense of her situation and her confused heart: Salira has awakened strange new feelings inside her, but something dark hides behind the Queen’s sorrowful eyes. Amelia must fight the demons of her own anxiety before she can tackle her wife’s problems, all while war looms on the horizon.
And here’s the stunning cover by Gabrielle Kari!
Anna Kopp is a children’s author who lives in Ohio with her husband, two boys, and two cats. Anna loves creating fantastical stories for children of all ages, from picture books to young adult novels. When she’s not writing she’s playing video games or reading the latest books about lost princesses.
Gabrielle Kari is a freelance lesbian artist whose work is largely inspired by shoujo fantasy and romance. She loves creating comics and illustrations centered around queer stories whether it be science fiction, fantasy, or horror.