From author & illustrator Norm Konyu, who we previously covered when he released A Call To Cthulhu, we have an exclusive preview of his latest book, Downlands! Available just in time for Halloween and illustrated in Norm's unique style, Downlands will be available from Titan Comics on October 1st, and the new book is described as a "wonderfully evocative ghost story in the great tradition of M. R. James and Daphne Du Maurier with a contemporary edge."

“Every village has its stories – those of the living – and those of the dead.”

After the sudden death of his twin sister, 14 year old James Reynolds becomes obsessed with her tale of a black hound, a folkloric creature that is regarded as a portent of death. Enlisting the aid of his elderly neighbour, who the local children call ‘The Witch’, he delves into the centuries of village history, folklore, and ghosts, until he uncovers a deeper secret beyond his darkest nightmares, beyond the sight of most, and beyond the mortal veil.

Set in the South Downs of England, a place that has been home to Celts, Romans, and Vikings, James’s story is interwoven with tales from his village that also blur the line between the living and the dead.

Downlands is on sale October 1, 2024 at bookstores, comic shops and digital. Pre-order now from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books A Million and Forbidden Planet for UK.


  • Author/Illustrator: Norm Konyu
  • Publisher: Titan Comics
  • HC, 292 pages, FC, $29.99
  • ISBN: 9781787743328
  • On sale October 1, 2024