WINE GHOST GOES TO HELL, The Graphic Novel Debut of Sage Coffey

The Sassy, Sexy, Spooky, and Wine-Soaked Supernatural Romp Is Now on BackerKit


(May 1, 2023) Spike Trotman’s Iron Circus Comics, the trailblazing comics publisher that has raised nearly 3 million dollars over more than 30 crowdfunding campaigns, is crowdfunding WINE GHOST GOES TO HELL, the irreverent, sassy, and sexy graphic novel debut from cartoonist Sage Coffey. Best known for their work in The New Yorker, The Nib, The Washington Post and on the GLAAD 2021 nominated video game BUGSNAX, Sage Coffey is a trans nonbinary cartoonist living in Chicago, IL. Their full color graphic novel debut is a supernatural romp, featuring a slice of glamor and disaster, and the campaign page is now live on BackerKit.

When Wine Ghost was alive, she was an alcohol-soaked train wreck. Now that she’s dead… Well, not all that much has changed. When an old friend from her living days unexpectedly dies, Wine Ghost is faced with a lot more responsibility than she bargained for. She learned the ropes to hell a long time ago but it’s his first rodeo. And, boy, howdy, it’s a wild one.

“Imagine if the magazine Hollywood Insider was a person,” said cartoonist Sage Coffey. “Now imagine that person is a dead alcoholic. That’s Wine Ghost! She is drama. She is fashion. She insists that wine counts as a fruit. And she may be her newly dead friend’s only hope of having a life after death.”

“One of the great joys of publishing comics is introducing cartoonists to a wider audience,” said Iron Circus Publisher, Spike Trotman. “If you haven’t read Sage Coffey’s comics, it’s time to sit up and pay attention. This is Wine Ghosts’s world, we’re just living in it.”

WINE GHOST GOES TO HELL will feature pink dyed page edges, and the BackerKit campaign will feature rewards and stretch goals, including glow-in-the-dark Wine Ghost vinyl figures.

WINE GHOST GOES TO HELL is Iron Circus Comics’ thirty-eighth crowdfunding project and is crowdfunding now on BackerKit. For updates follow, Iron Circus Books on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. To visit the campaign, go to

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