Actress, filmmaker, and author Amber Benson of Buffy the Vampire fame teams with author Sarah Kuhn and artist Siobhan Keenan to reunite Cher, Dionne, and Tai.
In this new comic book, the trio have made it to senior year at Bronson Alcott High School. But not all is well. They find themselves in the middle of an existential crisis. Where are they meant to go, and what are they meant to DO after high school? But, they don’t have to figure it out right of way – they do have all year and each other’s help!
“I was 17 when I auditioned for Clueless and, sadly, didn’t get a part,” recalls Benson. “But I remember reading the script—tentatively titled As If—and thinking: If they do this right, they are going to kick some serious butt. So I wasn’t shocked when Clueless turned out to be a pop-culture phenomenon. All these years later, I am tickled that I finally get to be a part of its continuing legacy, and that I get to collaborate with two people I respect greatly: my co-writer Sarah Kuhn and our editor Shannon Watters.”
“Clueless is one of my favorite movies of all time—I love [director] Amy Heckerling’s whip-smart use of language, her clever take on Austen, and the strong bonds she created between vibrant, awesome female characters,” added Kuhn. “And I love that Cher Horowitz is a heroine who takes on every obstacle she faces with a unique combination of ingenuity, positivity, and the ability to pull off yellow tartan like nobody else. Getting to write these characters is both a total dream come true and an incredible challenge and I hope we’re doing Cher, Dionne, and Tai justice—we’re certainly having a ton of fun.”
Clueless will feature a cover by Natacha Bustos. It is expected to hit stands sometime this summer!