The Witch

An illness arrives
and Death

The Witch gouache painting by Maggie Umber



1949: Story History

Shirley Jackson's The Witch was published in The Lottery: or, The Adventures of James Harris in 1949. The title and James Harris as "The Witch" figure are present in the comic version. There are no other similarities.

2019-2020: Comic Production

Thumbnail storyboards were completed in January 2019. Work on the comic pages began in February 2019. The comic was completed at the end of May 2020.


Some pages were penciled ahead of time, some were not. All pages were painted in gouache on cold press watercolor paper.


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