The creative team of The Woods is reuniting (and it feels so good) for another comic book series that starts with a W, but this time it's not a comic but a graphic novel trilogy for young adults called Wynd. Explosive publisher BOOM! Studios announced a trilogy of graphic novels by James Tynion IV and Michael Dialynas, with the first graphic novel hitting stores in November. A press release explains the premise of Wynd:
Wynd lives a quiet life in Pipetown — working at the local tavern, out of sight in the secret rooms beneath the floorboards, often stealing away to catch glimpses of Thorn, the castle groundskeeper's son, as he works. But Wynd also has a secret… magical blood betrayed by his pointed ears, forbidden within the city limits. His shaggy hair has obscured them for most of his life, but now that Wynd is a teenager they are growing too unwieldy to hide.
Joined by his best friend Oakley, Wynd's strange dreams and an encounter with the city guard send him on an adventure more dangerous than he could ever imagine, where Wynd will discover the magic in the world around him and, most importantly, the magic within himself.
Here's what Tynion had to say about the series:
I was sixteen years old the first time I wrote the name WYND down on a piece of paper. I carried a binder of ideas around my high school with me, and I'd edit them in class, while I was meant to be paying attention to the lesson of the day. It's the ur-story that every story I've told since comes from, in one way or another. The fantasy I built for my friends and I to live in, when the real world seemed too harsh and strange. It's the story of a boy, touched by magic in a world that fears the way that magic can twist and change you. It's a story about growing up. In a lot of ways, it's a story about me. And I've been waiting half my life to tell it.
Creating WYND's world has been a delight, and it has all of my favourite things to draw in it. I really can't wait for you all to join me and James on this new exciting adventure!
Check out the cover, interior artwork, and large headshots of Tynion and Dialynas below.