“The Puppet Makers”, by Molly Crabapple and John Leavitt, is Dangerous Liaisons meets Blade Runner. The Puppet Makers is a mystery set in an alternate historical Versailles. Versailles is run by clockwork and aristocrats wear robotic suits, or Dollies, to go through elaborate rituals that proscribe daily life. When the king’s Dolly explodes, it is revealed that he’s long since vanished. A young monk’s investigations into the king’s disappearance draw him into the dark secrets of the court.
Every Wednesday, new pages will be released on Zuda Comic’s website. To celebrate, Haute Macabre and Molly are giving away the limited edition 10 x 22 print posted above, illustrated by Molly, designed by Nicola Black with text by Neil Gaiman.
To enter, leave a comment below describing what you would be if it were 1685! The winner shall be announced Friday, May 21.