Paint The Town Red is a comic series centred around the drama between vampires and werewolves (among other supernatural babes) in the weird gothic city of Merlot. It is a slice-of-life with a sprinkle of action, a smidge of mystery and a punch full of drama.
Content Warning: 16+ (violence, swearing, sexual themes)
AUTHOR(S): Winter J. Kiakas & Tas Mukanik
PUBLISHED: Windy & Wallflower
STYLE: Greyscale // Sequential Art
SIZE: 7 x 10 inches
Volume 1: INTRODUCTIONS
Kickstarter, February 2019 // Released May 2019
117 pages // ISBN: 978-1-9895290-0-3
The series begins with volume 1 and introduces Winona, “Winny”, a fairly new werewolf coming to grips with her new life, as she runs a shelter for werewolves with her friend, Odile. In the midst of past turmoils bubbling to the surface, Winny is faced, suddenly, with having to shelter a vampire.
Volume 2: TURN & TURNED
Kickstarter, February 2020 // Released January 2021
140 pages // ISBN: 978-1-989529-11-9
The series continues with volume 2 introducing a few more characters, most notably when Victoria brings a new werewolf home, causing Winona to face part of her traumatic past and finding closure. Later, a newly-turned vampire shows up on the Barlowe’s doorstep looking for refuge. Perhaps hoping to run from a history hot on their heels.
Volume 3: FAIR GAME
Kickstarter, June 2022 // Released TBD
Meet the Cast
Winona “Winny” Barlowe
Winny (she/her) is a newly turned werewolf who has taken her trauma of being turned and funnelled this energy into her werewolf shelter she runs with her work-partner and long time friend, Odile. While she is a very tough and stubborn sort, she cares deeply about the safety of those around her and will fight tooth and nail for fairness and equal treatment of all werewolves.
Odile (they/them) is a werewolf with a few more years of experience on Winny. They had a bit of a traumatic turn and grew close to Persis who walked them through their werewolf changes. Now they are the resident goofball with a great interest in the mysteries and goings on in Merlot. Odile will gladly sip any and all tea offered their way.
Emerson “Em” Pines
Em (she/her) is the werewolf who accidentally turned Winny. She’s been on the run since she was turned at a young age, looking for someone… but who? Em is a huge sweetheart and will gladly help out anywhere she thinks needs a strong set of hands. Though she is large and beefy, she has a massive soft side and would much prefer to talk things through than use force.
Victoria “Vic” Darling
Vic (she/her) is a very well seasoned vampire with a love for life and all those within it. She’s a trans woman with nothing but love in her heart and a massive fondness for women of any shape and size. She’s a flighty sort, veering towards a very positive outlook on life though she has witnessed her fair share of tragedy, and will very gladly sit and listen to anyone who needs a shoulder to cry on.
Jin-Ju (they/them) is a very freshly turned vampire, only a few months young into their transition. They are a bit of a mess, scrambling away from their problems, ever fearful of facing them head-on. Jin-Ju is an anxious sort but will stand up for their friends and close companions. They are an impulsive sort which is often to their detriment but keeps them true to their heart.
Where To Read This
Paint The Town Red is released in its physical form first through crowdfunding campaigns and then available on our shop to order.
However, Paint The Town Red is now also available to read on its new page thanks to HIVEWORKS for hosting & working with us to set up the website.
We also have another website where you can find out more in-depth information about the book series itself, as well as a category available on this website with collected blog posts about the topic!