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Paint the Town Red is a collaborative comic between J Kiakas and Tasha Mukanik. It follows the lives of several monsters, be they werewolves, vampires or demons, in the town of Merlot.

The series begins with Volume 1, which introduces Winona (Winny), a fairly new werewolf who is coming to grips with her new life. She runs a shelter for werewolves with her friend, Odile. In the midst of past turmoils bubbling to the surface, Winny is faced with suddenly caring for a vampire, Victoria (Vic) who stumbles through her door.

The aim of Paint the Town Red was always to have a cast of queer characters, with a focus on femme/nonbinary. (And yes, there will be lots of smooching)

The comic is created as a collaboration–the characters were created by both of the creators. The comic is scripted, thumbnailed and inked by J, and sketched and shaded by Tasha. You can find more of J and Tasha’s work on their site for Windy & Wallflower: