PENNY DORA & THE WISHING BOX Opens Up An All-Ages Adventure
One day, a young girl named Penny Dora discovers a mysterious box on her front doorstep. It is a magic box with the power to grant wishes...but what she’s about to unwrap is the darker and creepier meaning behind the old adage, “be careful what you wish for.”
Stock cited his daughter for first inspiring him to write about Penny Dora’s adventures. “Penny Dora is actually based on a story my daughter Nico wrote when she was 8 years old for her school paper. The first issue is basically an expansion of her original story. Since then the story has grown through talks we had in the car on the way to school in the mornings via a playful papa/daughter back and forth game of 'what if.' The cat in the book, Iggy, is based on our cat (also named Iggy, and also a great lover of ham).”
PENNY DORA & THE WISHING BOX is an whimsical retelling of the Pandora myth and an all-ages fantasy adventure perfect for fans of Neil Gaiman’s Coraline and Ted Naifeh’s Courtney Crumrin. Eisner Award winning cartoonist Hope Larson (A Wrinkle In Time, Mercury) provides the alternate cover for the 1st issue and lettering for the series.
PENNY DORA & THE WISHING BOX #1 (Diamond Code SEP140583) arrives in stores on 11/5 and will be 28 pages of story available for only $2.99. Cover B by Hope Larson will be available to pre-order with Diamond Code SEP140584.