Based on characters that first appeared in ’The Halloween Girl’ film and its sister web series, ‘Under the Flowers’, Halloween Girl Vol 1: Promises to Keep sees angst-ridden teen ghost Charlotte Williams (played by Catherine Kustra in the film) return in this brand-new adventure to battle the diabolical secret society The Hollow. Alongside her supernatural ally, Poe, they battle The Hollow for the soul of Crystal Springs and their own salvation.
Official Book Synopsis
Death is a lot of damned work’, thinks 18-year-old ghost, Charlotte Williams, as she braves the unsettled world of the In-Between. It’s inside the In-Between that Charlotte finds the clues she desperately needs that will help turn the tide in her battle against diabolic, secret society, The Hollow (who took her life and just happen to be trying to end the world!).
Returning to the ‘Bone Yard’ (aka Crystal Springs Cemetery), Charlotte meets up with her supernatural gal pal Poe, an acerbic goth who works with her to decipher the latest clues. Following a series of confrontations that continue to escalate the danger, Charlotte’s world is further rocked when The Hollow kidnap her young son, Luke. To get him back, Charlotte and Poe are forced to separate, individually confront their own dark pasts and maybe, just maybe, save the world.
The idea for the Halloween Girl graphic novel series came to film director and series creator Richard T. Wilson, while wrapping up the last season of the supernatural series, ‘Under the Flowers.’ “I realized I had so many more of Charlotte’s stories to tell that I just couldn’t fit into the series,” says Richard. “Long story short, I had been envisioning a graphic novel adaptation of the characters featured in ‘The Halloween Girl’ and ‘Under the Flowers’ films for awhile – and so, I finally dove in!” The stories have continued to develop between Vol 1, as Richard has already written Vol 2 of the series, Gods and Monsters, and is currently working on Vol 3.
President/Writer-Filmmaker of RTW Productions Inc, the umbrella company for the nationally recognized educational film company, Outreach Arts Inc, and the award winning film company, Mad Shelley Films, Richard has seen over 70 of his plays and films produced. He is perhaps best known for his work creating the critically acclaimed, multi-award-winning TV/DVD series, ‘Maple Ave’, and the hit, supernatural web series, ‘Under the Flowers’.
Series artist Stephen Mullan holds a Foundation Degree in Art and Design and a BA in Illustration and Visual Communication from the University of Westminster. An Irish artist with a proficiency in comic book art, illustration & graphic design, Stephen frequently works with indie comic book publishers to create unique & distinctive artwork to support their robust stories, all over the world.
Series star, actress & multi-media artist Catherine Kustra has worked with Richard & Mad Shelley Films since its conception in 2014 on Halloween Girl and the Under the Flowers series. She’s absolutely thrilled to see Mad Shelley Films take the leap into graphic novels and for readers to experience Halloween Girl in a new form.
Amazon link for Vol 1 for pre-orders: