Publication Date: November 2012
The island has been isolated for a very long time. Partly because of being small and forgotten, partly because the rocks and currents do not encourage visitors, Hopeless is surrounded by fog and overrun with nightmarish creatures, from small things with tentacles to demons and vampires. It's a peculiar place. Here, almost anything can happen, from the weird and unsettling to the darkly funny. With a cast of freaks, nutters and the odd power crazed psychopath, life in Hopeless is seldom dull.
Thomas Brown has a love of gothic decay, poetry, wild landscapes and strange creatures. He has created book covers for Joe Pulver and others at Hippocampus. In 2009, he and his wife Nimue launched the webcomic Hopeless, Maine. He's influenced by Robert Holdstock and Neil Gaiman, among others.
Nimue Brown has a love of gothic decay, poetry, wild landscapes and strange creatures. She writes poetry and other fiction under a pen name. In 2009, she and her husband Tom launched the webcomic Hopeless, Maine. She's influenced by the pre-Raphelites, folklore and the modern druid tradition.