Once there was a Prince who was afraid of the dark—like so many children are. But this boy became King and actually did something about it: he banned the dark completely! Soon, the sleep-deprived, exhausted citizens are ready to revolt. Can the people help the King face his fears and see that you can’t appreciate the light without having the dark, too?
Emily Haworth-Booth is an author/illustrator and educator, teaching courses on comics, graphic novels, and illustration at the Royal Drawing School in London, and running workshops for adults and children at other locations nationwide. In 2013 she won the Jonathan Cape/Observer/Comica Graphic Short Story Prize for her story “Colonic” and was runner-up for the same prize in 2008. Her comics have appeared in print in the Observer and Vogue.