PORTLAND, Ore. 03/08/2023 — Bestselling Dracula, Motherf**ker creative team—Alex de Campi and Erica Henderson—reunite for the upcoming, original graphic novel Parasocial. This thrilling, psychological suspense story will hit shelves this October from Image Comics.
“Parasocial is a twisted exploitation thriller that will leave you never feeling safe at a convention again. It’s a deep dive into all the things we’ve agreed not to talk about in modern fandom and celebrity… with an ending you’ll never see coming," said De Campi. "Most importantly, it’s Erica’s most beautiful and strikingly innovative book yet. I’m just here to cover up some of her art with words.”
In the middle of the pandemic, a fading genre-TV actor, fresh from his long-running series' cancellation, collides with an obsessive fan at a Texas convention. When she lures him to her home, he'll have to put on the greatest performance of his life simply to survive until morning. Unless, of course, he's the real monster...
Henderson added: "Parasocial is an unsettling glimpse at who we want to be, who other people see, and most horrible of all—who we really are."
Parasocial (ISBN: 978-1534399372) will be available at local comic book shops on Wednesday, October 4 and independent bookstores, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million, and Indigo on Tuesday, October 10.
Parasocial will also be available across many digital platforms, including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, and Google Play.