Tales From Harrow County returns! Co-creators Cullen Bunn and Tyler Crook are joined by Emily Schnall to delve once more into the world of the southern-horror original series, with volume two, subtitled Fair Folk.
Here’s how Dark Horse describes the new series:
“Fresh off the loss of her goblin friend to a strange portal, Bernice must weigh her responsibilities as protector of Harrow County with her desire to get her companion back safe and sound. But the past weighs heavily and the fair folk use Bernice’s and her memories against her. And something more disastrous than she could have feared may be around the corner to threaten both the worlds of humans and of haints.”
The first gothic-horror series of Harrow County ran from 2015 to 2018, with co-creator Tyler Crook serving as artist. In December 2019, a sequel miniseries, Tales From Harrow County: Death’s Choir, was illustrated by Naomi Franquiz, and picked up the story a decade after the original series’ conclusion, focusing on new custodian of Harrow County, Bernice. Tales From Harrow County: Fair Folk picks up on Bernice’s story once more.
Cullen Bunn is pretty chipper about the return:
“It’s been too long since we’ve visited Harrow but I’m so glad that this is the story that will welcome us back! There’s a big world to be explored, and this time around we’re delving into the realm of the fey folk as much as the realm of the haints. We’re going to answer a few questions, too, such as how Bernice dealt with her dear friend Emmy leaving. This time out, we’re joined by Emily Schnall, who fits right in among the good folks of Harrow. I absolutely love her version of these characters, and I think longtime fans of the book will love her work, too!”
Tyler Crook adds his input on their pick of new series artist:
“I have been a fan of Emily Schnall’s work for a number of years now and I am so excited that she agreed to draw this mini-series. She has such a great sense of nature and horror. She brings so much emotion to the characters and really shines at bringing out the right tone for the story. She’s the perfect artist for Tales from Harrow County – and of course, Cullen is killing it as usual; writing a story that is creepy, scary and full of heart.”
Emily Schnall is an illustrator with, according to her website, a focus on “natural sciences, conservation, and all that is bizarre.” She has some experience with comics dating back to 2018. On joining Tales From Harrow County, she says:
“I am beyond thrilled to dive into this story and be a part of Tales from Harrow County! It’s such a rich world that Cullen and Tyler have created, and I feel so lucky to take a trip to Harrow with them. Cullen’s writing is a joy to work with as an artist–– he does such a fantastic job with tone and creating a sense of place. The atmosphere of Harrow is so full of horror and mystery, which is a space I love to work in.
“Tyler created a gorgeous, textural world for the series— I cannot get enough of his watercolors— and it’s been a welcome opportunity to break out my own brushes and paint palettes. Most of my work is digital these days, but my first love was ink and watercolor. Another love of mine is illustrating monsters, and this story does not disappoint. I had a great time designing new creatures and drawing some familiar friends. So everyone should get ready for haints and fair folk galore!”
Published by Dark Horse Comics, Tales from Harrow County: Fair Folk #1 (of 4) is due out in stores and digitally on Wednesday, July 21st.