Hopeless, Maine: New England Gothic

It began as a graphic novel series set on a gothic island lost in time. Since then the creative family has grown and there are many who have come to play on this strange island and now will never leave.


Choose Your Version: Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback

Creator: Nimue Brown, Tom Brown, and Keith Errington
Category: Novel
Age Range: 13+
Vibes: Horror, Lovecraftian, Mystery, Strange, Magic, Fantasy 

In Short: Check out Hopeless Main, now showcased by fresh authors with fun new additions to the strange and scary landscape.

What's It About: Dive into the captivating world of Hopeless, Maine, originally envisioned as a graphic novel series set on a gothic island lost in time, now expanded with an array of new characters and stories. This anthology introduces four thrilling short stories centered around Lady Alison Pettigrew, a daring Victorian adventuress who embarks on a perilous journey aboard her steam-powered submarine to uncover the secrets of a mysterious island. Join Lady Alison, her nephew Jason, and a cast of intriguing characters as they navigate treacherous waters and face unexpected challenges in this enthralling tale of adventure and mystery.


Nimue Brown is the author and sometimes the colourist for the Hopeless, Maine graphic novels. She's a published novelist and also writes non-fiction books, Paganism, comedy horror, gothic and steampunk are her main areas of interest. A native of Gloucestershire in the UK, she plays viola for Jessica Law and the Outlaws and is significantly involved with the Gloucestershire steampunk scene.