Cast No Shadow

Co-Created with Anissa Espinosa | Toning by Alex Eckman-Lawn | Lettering by Thomas Mauer | Published by First Second, 2017

For ages 12+

About the book

Greg has lived in Lancaster his whole life. The town’s always had its quirks, and being born without a shadow means he’s counted among them. When Greg discovers an old mansion in the woods just outside of town, he didn’t expect to meet a smart, beautiful, funny, and…very dead teenaged girl named Eleanor.

Yeah. He’s in love with a ghost.

And before he knows what’s happening, Greg finds himself at the wrong end of a history lesson when the town’s past, and his own, threaten to pull the two of them apart permanently!

From acclaimed comics writer Nick Tapalansky and phenomenal newcomer artist Anissa Espinosa, Cast No Shadow is a teen romance with humor and heart.



“A rollicking, entertaining read that will keep readers speeding through the building chaos occurring amid budding (other-worldly) romance.” 


Cast No Shadow is thought-provoking, character-driven, and thoroughly engaging from cover to cover. Highly recommended.” 

―Midwest Book Review

“This book is a perfect mix of heartwarming and ominous, with solid storytelling. The black and white drawings lend the perfect pitch to the story.” 

―School Library Journal: Good Comics for Kids

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