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Frank Miller to Tackle Arthurian Legend With YA Book Cursed

Renowned comics creator Frank Miller will team with Thomas Wheeler (Puss in Boots) to reimagine the legend of King Arthur from the perspective of a 16-year-old Nimue, also known as the Lady of the Lake, in the illustrated Young Adult novel Cursed.

Miller, who is known for his work on comics such as Batman: Year One, Sin City and 300, will provide both color and black-and-white illustrations for the YA book.

"I have always been entranced by the mythological Arthur story — and by Nimue, in particular," Miller told Entertainment Weekly. "It can be interpreted in any number of ways — from a delightful children’s story, as in The Sword in the Stone, to a terrifying interpretation like Excalibur. This tale represents an incredible opportunity and an exciting challenge for me as an illustrator, and I’m excited to collaborate on the story with Thomas Wheeler. I inherited a collection of antique children’s books from my mother, and I’ve always wanted to have a crack at it myself. This project is a dream come true."

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Wheeler, who is set to write, also made a statement, "I am honored and humbled to be working with the living legend Frank Miller on Cursed," he said. "I cannot think of a writer-artist who has had a more formative impact on my growth as a storyteller. His characters, images, and dark worlds have haunted and delighted me since I was ten years old. To be a witness and accomplice to Frank’s first journey into the Arthurian mythos is the very definition of a dream come true. Together we hope to shake the foundations of this beloved mythology and in the process create a new hero for a new age."

Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing will release Cursed in Fall 2019.

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