Tor signs Bill Willingham to Starscape Imprint

Famed graphic novelist to debut middle grade fantasy novel

Tor Books is pleased to add Bill Willingham, New York Times bestselling author of the international Vertigo hit series, Fables, to their roster of award winning authors. Willingham makes his debut in Starscape, an imprint of Tor, with a new original fantasy novel for young readers.

“We are thrilled to be publishing the very talented Bill Willingham in our Starscape imprint. Bill’s first middle grade prose novel, Down the Mysterly River, is a spirited, by turns harrowing, occasionally laugh-out-loud, highly original fantasy that we are confident will enjoy every bit of success as his hugely popular Fables series,” says Kathleen Doherty, Publisher of Starscape/Tor Teen/Tor Kids.

In 2009, the Fables franchise vaulted Willingham into top position as the comics industry’s best selling international writer. Fables: War and Pieces was nominated for the first Hugo Award for Best Graphic Story and Willingham was awarded the prestigious Best Writer Eisner for his writing on both Fables and the DC Comics House of Mystery series. His first adult prose novel Peter & Max was recently included in School Library Journal’s “Best Adult Books for High School Students” and various Fables collections have been included on YALSA annual recommended lists in 2004 (YALSA: Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers) and 2007 (YALSA: Great Graphic Novels for Teens).