Hopeless, Maine Book 01: Personal Demons


It is a place cut off from the rest of the world and lost in time. Strange things swim in the sea surrounding the island. Things even stranger float in the air and observe the lives of the island inhabitants, who may in fact be the strangest creatures of all.

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

In Short: Accompany Salamandra, a youthful wielder of formidable magic, as she explores the enigmatic island of Hopeless Maine, unraveling the mysteries of her own identity.

What's It About: Step into the eerie world of Hopeless, Maine, a place frozen in time and shrouded in mystery. Join Salamandra, a young wielder of powerful magic, as she navigates the island's peculiarities and uncovers her true identity. Travel deep into a gothic tale filled with unconventional friendships, enigmatic creatures, and intricate magic that will captivate readers seeking a dark and fantastical adventure.


Nimue Brown - Author/Illustrator
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.

Tom Brown - Author/Illustrator
Tom Brown was raised by books in much the same way that Tarzan was raised by apes but with much less dramatic results. He got his first professional illustration gig when he was thirteen and has been working in the field since then.