Published on September 22nd, 2023 | by Adrian Gunning


DSTLRY, the next-generation publisher redefining creator-owned comic books and collectibles, today revealed the first interior art for SOMNA, launching this November from Eisner Award-winning creators Tula Lotay (Barnstormers) and Becky Cloonan (By Chance or Providence, Wonder Woman). The pair, which has been developing the supernatural series for over a decade, writes and illustrates the full-color series.

Spinning out of their 11-page story “What Blighted Flame Burns in Thee?” from DSTLRY’s debut release The Devil’s Cut (on-sale August 30th), Somna is an eerie exploration of puritanical oppression and forbidden passion presented in oversized, 48-page perfect bound issues, exquisitely written, drawn, and colored by Cloonan and Lotay.

SOMNA #1 interior art by Tula Lotay 

“Tula and I first bonded over our love of old Hammer and folk-horror films, with an added dose of boundary-pushing Ken Russell ’70s psychedelia,” co-creator Becky Cloonan explains. “We both embraced the theme of passion and freedom blossoming from a repressive culture out of that canvas. It’s a focal point that has maintained a biting relevance through the centuries. Somna is a dream project—literally and figuratively.”

SOMNA #1 interior art by Becky Cloonan

“I love Becky’s writing, her tales, her art,” co-creator Tula Lotay says “I’ve never met someone whose interests are so like mine. I remember a walk we had in the woods one day and we found a coin and both quoted Goonies at the same time. It’s like we’re the same person. We’ve been romanticizing this story for years. I can’t believe we’re actually doing it.”

Somna #1 Covers by Becky Cloonan (fist) & Tula Lotay (second) 

Somna #1 features two open-order covers by co-creators Becky Cloonan and Tula Lotay, with 1:10, 1:25, and 1:50 incentive variant covers to be revealed at a later date.

Somna #1 is available now for pre-order and will be on sale at local comic shops and digitally via this November. Retailers can place print orders now through Lunar Distribution and Diamond Comic Distributors.

For more information on Somna and to sign up for news regarding DSTLRY’s upcoming drops, visit and follow the publisher on social media via @DSTLRY_Media.

About the Author'

Adrian lives in Melbourne Australia and has a huge passion for gaming, technology and pop culture. He recently finished his a Bachelor of Journalism and is currently focusing on games journalism. When not writing and playing video games, Adrian can be found in Comics 'R' Us debating the pros of the DC Universe and cons of the Marvel Universe.

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