Journey through the world of Tuvana

MILWAUKIE, Ore., (January 17, 2024)— Uncover the secret past of Tuvana’s four countries in a new fantasy graphic novel from Dark Horse Books, Pathways: Chronicles of Tuvana Volume 1. Currently serialized as a webcomic on Tapas, this queer fantasy adventure will now be published in print for the first time with updated art, set to arrive in Fall 2024. The book features writing, interior, and cover art by Pathways creator Elaine Tipping.


Follow a cast of heroes from all walks of life as they lead the charge to stop an ancient empire bent on world domination in this queer YA graphic novel!

An archaeological dig backed by all four countries of Tuvana is meant to shed light on the past while uniting the countries under a similar goal, despite their differences. However, the project takes a sudden dark turn after an unexpected discovery. Communications are lost, family members are missing, there are strange changes in the land and unexpected climate irregularities–all threatening to unravel the tenuous ties that have kept Tuvana at peace for so long.

A clever princess, a set of royal twins with two very different personalities, a patient guard looking after an inquisitive scholar, a powerful and mysterious loving couple, and a fun-having street brawler are all pulled slowly from their very different paths through life as they each stumble across parts of a puzzle that, once assembled, could change–or destroy–the future of their world forever.

One volume collecting the first nine chapters of Pathways: Chronicles of Tuvana!


In the words of creator Elaine Tipping: “Pathways is a high fantasy adventure, with a dash of sci-fi and a bunch of dragons, for fans of Ghibli and Critical Role!’”


The Pathways: Chronicles of Tuvana Volume 1 trade paperback will arrive in bookstores September 3, 2024 and in comic shops September 4, 2024. The 344-page book is available for pre-order now on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and at your local comic book shop and bookstore, and will retail for $24.99.

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