Before Squarriors, and before her adaptations of Interview with the Vampire, Ashley Marie Witter built a massive online following with the suburban-goth web-comic, Scorch, about a macabre yet cute demon living in suburban America.
This July Devil’s Due Entertainment brings Scorch to print for the first time, collecting the hundred pages of content into a trade paperback, featuring all new cover art by Witter.
Both written and illustrated by Ashley, Scorch is the story of a demon living an immortal life as a young teen in suburban America. To gain this immortal gift, she made a deal with a more powerful demon who has since manifested himself as a monster (living in her closet) to keep tabs on the debt she needs to settle -- the payment: 10,000 souls, plus interest.
Accompanied by her gang of misfits, hoods, and dweebs, Scorch sets out to discover her true past, prevent the end of the world, and pass the 10th grade.
“Every artist has a project that they feel is an extension of themselves,” said Witter. “Squarriors is my epic, but Scorch is my down-time, my fun, and my love. It was my first series and its fans have kept it alive for more than a decade. Releasing it as a TPB is every bit for them as much as it is for me."
Scorch is available for July release through Diamond and will have a unique offering available through Kickstarter in May.