HOPELESS, MAINE

Welcome to Hopeless, Maine.

It is a place cut off from the rest of the world and lost in time. Strange things swim in the sea surrounding the island. Things even stranger float in the air and observe the lives of the island inhabitants, who may in fact be the strangest creatures of all.

Don’t stroll the shoreline after dark unaccompanied and mind the tentacles!

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  • Hopeless, Maine 1: Personal Demons Graphic Novel / Hardcover
  • Hopeless, Maine 2: Inheritance Graphic Novel / Hardcover
  • Hopeless, Maine Novel: New England Gothic / Trade Paperback
  • Hopeless, Maine RPG / Hardcover
  • Hopeless, Maine Tarot Book & Cards / Hardcover & Cards

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  • Hopeless, Maine 1: Personal Demons Graphic Novel / PDF
  • Hopeless, Maine 2: Inheritance Graphic Novel / PDF
  • Hopeless, Maine Novel: New England Gothic / ePub, Mobi, PDF
  • Hopeless, Maine RPG / PDF
  • Hopeless, Maine Tarot Book / PDF

THE HOPELESS, MAINE GRAPHIC NOVELS

Welcome to Hopeless, Maine.

It is a place cut off from the rest of the world and lost in time. Strange things swim in the sea surrounding the island. Things even stranger float in the air and observe the lives of the island inhabitants, who may in fact be the strangest creatures of all.

Into this setting comes Salamandra, a child who is not a child, and a user of great magic who is not a witch. (She insists on this distinction.)

In this first volume, Salamandra comes of age and finds her way through the new complexities of friendship while coming to terms with her powers and origins. For lovers of the gothic, nearly every trope is explored and turned on its head. For lovers of creatures, there are many. For those who want their magic real and complex, this is the story for you.

Don’t stroll the shoreline after dark unaccompanied and mind the tentacles!

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  • Hopeless, Maine 1: Personal Demons / Hardcover
  • Hopeless, Maine 2: Inheritance / Hardcover

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  • Hopeless, Maine 1: Personal Demons / PDF
  • Hopeless, Maine 2: Inheritance / PDF

HOPELESS, MAINE THE RPG

Explore an Island unlike any other!

Take some time to travel round an island locked in time, an island where Werewolves run the local stores, where magic and strange mechanical devices run hand in hand and where the island itself watches every move you make.

Take some time to travel round an island locked in time, an island where Werewolves run the local stores, plants grow eyes to watch you as you pass, where the undead and ghosts are commonplace and where your cutlery is at constant risk.

Welcome to Hopeless, Maine – you’ll never want to leave.

Even if you could…

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HOPELESS, MAINE: NEW ENGLAND GOTHIC

The Hopeless, Maine project came to life as the collective dream/nightmare of Tom and Nimue Brown.

It began as a graphic novel series set on a gothic island lost in time. Since then the creative family has grown and there are many who have come to play on this strange island and now will never leave.

New England Gothic
“The moon hadn’t risen, but starlight showed Annamarie the way. She saw well enough, and the island by night held no terrors for her. She had been running away to its wilder places for as long as she could remember…”

New England Gothic is the story of Annmarie Nightshade, an orphan who becomes a witch on the island of Hopeless, Maine. There are betrayals, heartbreak and many dangers to overcome but there are also wonders, near escapes and strange journeys. You will meet dark sorcerers, a mad inventor in a lighthouse and the strangest familiar in the history of witchcraft.

The Oddatsea
“But then, seconds later, there was an ominous grinding noise. And Jason was no longer sure that the armoured iron would be enough. Should he try to swim to shore? How deep was he? Would he survive the swim to the surface? He could feel the island calling to him.”

Sea monsters, mysteries, a quest, danger and strange-goings-on in an English mansion – don’t miss this thrilling tale!

The Oddatsea is a set of four short stories that tell the tale of a Victorian adventuress; Lady Alison Pettigrew, who sets out in her steam-powered submarine to investigate the rumours around a mysterious island. Will she survive the perilous voyage? What befalls her? What does her dashing nephew Jason do? And how will it all end?

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HOPELESS, MAINE THE TAROT

Madame Portentia didn’t know what she was getting into when she dug through the refuse in the fabled Kelp-Master’s Stinking Shack on the shore of the island. Driven to desperation by a lack of decent recyclable rubbish with which to supplement her income as the island’s one and only fortune teller, she dared to unlock the creaky wooden box she uncovered in the tumbledown shack. What she found in that box changed her life—whether for better or for worse is still up for debate.

Are you as intrepid as Madame Portentia? Will you dare to open the box that contains the Hopeless, Maine Tarot and discover its secrets? We cannot promise safety, of course, as with so many aspects of island life. But we suspect you will be just as thrilled as Madame Portentia when you become acquainted with these cards. Provided, of course, you prepare properly with a carefully chosen talisman and a solid, demon-proof cabinet to store the deck in. And perhaps a can of Tentacle Repellent spray.