Long Lost is a haunting story of two estranged sisters who reunite and return to their rural hometown, where they encounter mystery after eerie mystery—all of which seem to involve their mother. First launched by Scout Comics in November 2017, the book is the work of the husband and wife team of writer Matthew Erman and artist Lisa Sterle. Long Lost is a critically-acclaimed book with strong and much-deserved word-of-mouth support.
It’s also a personal favorite of mine, one I’m always encouraging others to check out. It should be painfully relatable to anyone who’s moved far away from home or family, regardless of the reason. Plus, Long Lost is a subtle and well-told mystery story that makes great (if sparing) use of hella creepy supernatural imagery.
But I digress. Full press release follows:
Scout Comics and Entertainment, Inc. is proud to announce that its critically-acclaimed horror/thriller series by writer Matthew Erman and artist Lisa Sterle is now in development with writer/producer Jenny Klein (MARVEL’S JESSICA JONES, CLOAK & DAGGER, THE WITCHER). Long Lost is the haunting story of two estranged sisters who find themselves drawn back to their small southern hometown to unlock the strange mysteries there. To do so, they will have to follow multiple roads that all seemingly end with their enigmatic and secretive mother.
Jenny Klein had this to say about her exciting new project: “The world of Long Lost is beautifully bizarre and full of the dark humor that I love so much about the main characters, estranged sisters Piper and Frances. As soon as I picked up this unique comic written by Matthew Erman with charmingly creepy art by Lisa Sterle, I was invested in the sisters’ quest to uncover the mysteries of their weird little hometown, Hazel Patch. As I adapt the comic for live-action, the deliciously dark whimsy of Long Lost inspires me to have the most fun with genre through a character-driven, twisty story that will keep the audience’s mythos questions rolling.”
Lisa Sterle (Artist/Co-Creator, Long Lost)
“We are so excited to work with Jenny Klein on Long Lost’s live-action development. Her work is absolutely stellar and her passion for this story and for these characters is unmistakable. We couldn’t have found a better person to adapt Long Lost and we can’t wait to show you all what’s in store.”
Matthew Erman (Writer/Co-Creator, Long Lost)
“Long Lost is weird. Really weird. Weirder than I think some people give it credit for and it delights me to no end that Jenny Klein gets it. Her passion. Her sensibilities. Her innate understanding of a story that Lisa and I have poured our hearts into creating. Her willingness to really go along for the ride with us and as a fan of the series. I’m honored to have her working on Long Lost as it moves into the next new, strange stage of its life. She really is the perfect person for Long Lost. I can’t wait.”
Scout Comics was founded to discover, develop, and support comic book content creators in addition to helping translate their projects to different platforms and mediums. Scout has had several recent breakout hits, including ZInnober, Obliv18n, and Stabbity Bunny.