Minky Woodcock, The Girl Who Handcuffed Houdini is Prohibition-era mystery with a sinister twist! Unappreciated at her father’s detective agency, the fabulous rabbit-loving Minky Woodcock straps on her gumshoes in order to uncover a magical mystery involving the world-famous escape artist, Harry Houdini! The story is a brand-new work written and illustrated by acclaimed artist, author, director, and playwright Cynthia von Buhler. Featuring covers by artist Robert McGinnis — the famous creator of movie posters for classic films such as the original James Bond movies and Breakfast at Tiffany’s — and acclaimed comics legend David Mack (Kabuki), as well as a stunning photo cover featuring burlesque performer Pearls Daily, the first issue from Hard Case Crime/Titan Comics arrives in stores November 8, 2017 and is available to order from the upcoming September Diamond Previews catalogue.
Cynthia von Buhler aka Countess von Buhler is an American artist, performer, playwright and children's book author. Hailed by the press as "multitalented and eccentric" (Boston Globe), a "rising star," (NY Arts), and "one of the top contemporary surrealists" (Art & Antiques), Cynthia von Buhler has made a name for herself as an award-winning and critically acclaimed fine artist, author, and illustrator. Von Buhler's work has been likened to a trip down an ornate rabbit hole - her stunning, three-dimensional paintings have been displayed in galleries and museums around the world, and have been reproduced and featured in books, magazines, and newspapers from Time to The New Yorker. Von Buhler has collaborated on projects with Steven Spielberg, Neil Gaiman and Clive Barker. Her sculptures have appeared on NBC's Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and she and her work were profiled in "Mary Magdalen: An Intimate Portrait" on the Lifetime Network and on Discovery Channel’s show Oddities. Von Buhler also writes, directs and produces immersive theater in New York City. In writing about her theater productions, Forbes called her “a creative genius” and New York Post wrote “Von Buhler has the kind of family footnote any writer would kill for.” Her comic work includes Evelyn Evelyn: A Terrible Tale in Two Tomes with Amanda Palmer, Speakeasy Dollhouse: The Bloody Beginning and Emily and The Strangers.
For more information on Cynthia von Buhler visit her official website.
Above: Variant cover painting for Book 3 by Fred Harper.