Based on the wildly popular webcomic from Tapas, Unfamiliar is an endearing and whimsical story full of magical mayhem, offbeat outsiders, and the power of friendships and found family.

Young kitchen witch Planchette gets an incredible deal on a new house in a magical town. Turns out, there's a reason: it's haunted! After unsuccessfully attempting to get these unwanted ghosts to leave, she realizes the only thing to do is to help them with their problems. Along the way, she befriends a shy siren who hates being popular, a girl battling a curse, and a magically-challenged witch from a powerful coven.

About the Author

Haley Newsome is a comic creator, illustrator, and internet artist with millions of followers across Youtube, Instagram, and Twitch. She loves horror movies, animation, and ghosts. She started Unfamiliar during sleepless nights in art school. This is her first graphic novel. Haley has lived in Idaho, Oregon, Calgary, and Tokyo, and currently resides in Los Angeles. You can find her online via her handle @LavenderTowne.

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