The Future Is Unwritten! Of Her Own Design Is Now Available!

Teenage writer Brie Page gets magically transported to the world of stories, but no matter how far she goes, she can’t seem to escape from the drama of her life. The newest original graphic novel from Maverick, Of Her Own Design, is now available at your favorite local comic shop and bookstore!

Featuring a story by Nicole Andelfinger and Birdie Willis, along with illustrations by Vash Taylor, Fiona Marchbank, and more, follow along with Brie Page as she adventures through her creative realms and faces her biggest fears!

“Twelve year old me has been waiting for this kind of story to be on the shelves for years now and I’m so delighted to be a part of bringing that story to life,” said writer Nicole Andelfinger, “For everyone who finds themselves lost in their own worlds, this one’s for you.”

Writer: Birdie Willis & Nichole Andelfinger – Artist: Vash Taylor & Fiona Marchbank
Letterer: Saida Tomafonte
ISBN: 9781952303579

Synopsis: In the small town of Holden, sixteen-year-old Brie Page has been struggling with a tremendous bout of writer’s block. And that’s a problem. One of many she has, actually. Parents that constantly fight, her former best friend/current bully Viv Kinsley, and the gorgeous new girl Kay Ardiger are causing a bit of stress. Brie used to hide from it all in her own worlds and stories, but that seems so far away now. Until an unexpected encounter with a mischievous bookseller, Ambrose Chance, gives Brie the extraordinary ability to go beyond her problems in life and bury them deep into three new stories. Too bad the whole town of Holden had to get caught up in it too when her stories come to life. Now, when the most important people in her life are stuck in fantastical tales, Brie needs to save them by diving into her worlds and facing her worries head-on. Which would be fine…if only she was better at writing endings.

Meet the Creators!

Writer, Nicole Andelfinger
Nicole Andelfinger was crafting stories back when jelly shoes were cool. Since then, she’s only continued to dwell in the realms of magic, monsters, and myth. When not changing her hair color or writing comics for some of her favorite franchises – such as Jim Henson’s Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, Regular Show, Rugrats, Steven Universe and more – she works a day job best described as ’emails’. She lives with her absolutely, most decidedly perfect cat in Washington.

Artist & Cover Artist, Fiona Marchbank
Fiona is an Illustrator and Comics Creator with a passion for colour, expressive storytelling and queer historical floof. She has done work for Disney and Tapas as well as her own ongoing comic, Ladies of the Knight. She currently lives in Yorkshire with her houseplants and a large collection of yarn.

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Kirkus Reviews
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“With inspirational themes of standing up for yourself against bullies, taking charge of your own narrative, and finally finding a way to talk to your crush, this engaging story has something for everyone.” -Kirkus Reviews
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“Bouncy dialogue imbues Brie’s adventures with their own narrative flair, chronicled through a mixture of standard panel layouts and sweeping montage collages that keep a steady pace.” -Publisher’s Weekly


We’ve got a glimpse into the many worlds of Brie Page! Click through for a first look at our upcoming original graphic novel, Of Her Own Design!

Of Her Own Design is now available on the official Maverick website, and can be purchased at your favorite bookstore, local comic shop, and digital comic reader!


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