When I grow up, I want to be like my friend Mercedes M. Yardley.

Not only is she amazingly talented and creative, she has cool pets like Thug Bunny (RIP) & Marsh the cat, who will melt you with one death-gaze. But her amazing book, Pretty Little Dead Girls, is being turned into a graphic novel!

Pretty Little Dead Girls was published as a novel in 2014. Now, it is coming out as a graphic novel with illustrations by artist Orion Ganzara.

I mean, just check out this cover art!

Line art by Orion Zangara and colors by Steve Canon

If that didn’t entice you enough, the first line of the book is as follows:

“Bryony Adams is the type of girl who got murdered.”

COME. ON. You cannot miss with anything written by Mercedes. She has a captivating writing style that encapsulates so many emotions: love and pain; life and death; romance and horror – and all of it with a lyrical style that positively sings.

From the teaser images I’ve seen, Pretty Little Dead Girls the graphic novel is going to be something entirely incredible and magical – just like Mercedes.

Art by Orion Zangara

The artist, Orion, an illustrator and comic book artist who lives in the Washington DC area, whose enchanting style perfectly suits Mercedes’ exquisite storytelling.

If you want to get a copy, you cannot miss the Kickstarter! The book will be split into three volumes. This campaign will fund the first volume. 

With perks that include digital and print versions, thank you letters with sketches from the artist, and even a quilt made by Mercedes herself, there is something for everyone. Head over and pledge today!
ABOUT PRETTY LITTLE DEAD GIRLS

BRYONY ADAMS IS DESTINED TO BE MURDERED, but fortunately Fate has terrible marksmanship. In order to survive, she must run as far and as fast as she can. After arriving in Seattle, Bryony befriends a tortured musician, a market fish-thrower, and a starry-eyed hero who is secretly a serial killer bent on fulfilling Bryony’s dark destiny.

Mercedes M. Yardley’s Pretty Little Dead Girls: A Novel of Murder and Whimsy is a dark, lovely fairy tale with lyrical language and a high body count.