Charlotte Brontë’s classic novel, Jane Eyre will be reimagined in a graphic novel from screenwriter Aline Brosh Mckenna known for Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and The Devil Wears Prada and Eisner Award-winning artist Ramón K. Pérez.
In this new graphic novel, Jane, the protagonist of the same name grows up in a small fishing town dreaming of going to art school and escaping to art school. Her dreams soon became reality, but she becomes intimidated by the big city life and the talent of her peers. She soon becomes in need of money ad takes a comfortable job as a nanny for a young girl, Adele. Her security is quickly upended when she falls for the girl’s father, Rochester, a somber man with charm, wealth, and a dark secret that could consume them all!
“I am so excited for people to read our new take on this classic story,” explains Aline Brosh McKenna, who is making her graphic novel debut. “Our Jane is a modern girl working through some very contemporary problems but she retains Jane Eyre’s signature moral goodness and clarity. We moved the story in exciting new directions while maintaining the mystery, romance, and yearning that has kept this story vital for years.” She continues, “Working with Ramón is a dream come true, I am such a fan, and I’m excited for the world to see how he has taken words and story and transformed them into visual magic in a way only he can.”
Ramón K. Pérez adds, “Jane is an exciting experience since it allows us to bring our interpretation of the beloved classic Jane Eyre to a whole new audience and will give longtime fans of the original Brontë sisters’ novel the opportunity to experience it visualized in an entirely new and innovative way.”
Jane will be released under BOOM! Studios’ Archaia imprint.
“Jane is a wonderfully soft yet courageous, principled, and intelligent woman whose ability to challenge Victorian convention and snobbery reverberates even today,” says Sierra Hahn, Senior Editor, BOOM! Studios. “There isn’t a better duo to bring this work to life in the modern era with as much energy, heart, and color as McKenna and Pérez. Jane will inspire readers of all ages.”