A couple of announcements were made last night about new series that are light on details but heavy on potential interest:
• Artist Molly Crabapple revealed on Twitter that she and frequent collaborator John Leavitt are working on a “Rococo steampunk murder mystery” called The Puppet Makers for DC Comics’ Zuda imprint. The publisher describes the webcomic as a “Victorian Age Blade Runner.”
“We are working on the script now,” Crabapple wrote. “We are so excited to be working on our dream project with Zuda we could die.”
The series, which was released from 2002 to 2008 by SLG Publishing, centers on a strange rag doll named Annabelle who recounts the dark stories — often variations of familiar fairy tales — of the girls and women who have owned her. Annabelle’s Story is set to debut in November.