Official Press Release
BERKELEY, CA — Lisa, a young girl on her own for the
first time, hovers on the brink of suicide. Her friends and family
have abandoned her, and when she cries out for help, death is the
first to answer the call. Now, living alone in an unfamiliar town at
the peak of her youth, she’s ready to give up everything. Can her
newfound friend Joshua bring her back in time? SHADOWLINE proudly
presents Fernanda Chiella’s gripping debut, IN HER DARKEST HOUR.
Written and illustrated by 21-year-old Brazillian newcomer Fernanda
Chiella, IN HER DARKEST HOUR stakes a claim on the emotional
landscape of loneliness and doubt that everyone has wrestled with at
their lowest ebb. With a mix of artistic virtuosity and an empathy
for human frailty, Chiella creates a narrative that will appeal to
anyone who has seen the dark side of life and come back to tell the
“Fernanda delves into the darkest reaches of human emotions, and puts
them on the page with an eloquence and visual polish well beyond her
years,” says Shadowline chief Jim Valentino. “IN HER DARKEST HOUR
immediately impressed me with its honesty and gut wrenching power —
it’s one of the finest debuts I’ve ever seen.”
IN HER DARKEST HOUR is a 28-page one-shot with no ads, available in
the June issue of Diamond Previews for products shipping in August.
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