In 2017, Stephen and Owen King unleashed a waking nightmare on a sleeping world. Their prose novel, 'Sleeping Beauties', told the story of Aurora, a global disease that put women into strange, alien comas. Now, IDW Publishing is bringing 'Sleeping Beauties' and its curious affliction to comic readers everywhere.
IDW Publishing of San Diego has announced the long-awaited release of the first volume of 'Sleeping Beauties', their graphic novel adaptation of the New York Times bestselling horror-fantasy novel by Stephen and Owen King.
'Sleeping Beauties' featured a first-time team-up between the famed horror scribe Stephen King and his younger son Owen, and followed the travails of a small town in America dealing with problems straight out of a Grimm fairy-tale. Receiving rave reviews for its inventive story and bold exploration of contemporary gender relations, the book was set to be adapted into an AMC drama, with a pilot green-lit before the onset of Covid-19 put a stop to most television productions. IDW Publishing, on the other hand, managed to work through the crisis and began publication of their own adaptation in June, 2020.
Now halfway through publication, IDW announced in a press release that they would release the first of two graphic novels later this month, featuring novelist Rio Youers on adaptation duty alongside artist Alison Sampson and colorist Triona Tree Farrell.