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Works Written / Created By Louis Southard:

Midnight Western Theatre: Witch Trial


Before the Woman in Black, there was only Ortensia Thomas: a young girl in a wild west filled with threats both supernatural and all too human. With a new cast of characters and her blackclad destiny looming over her, witness Ortensia like you've never seen her before!

With new characters and friends like Sarah Bishop the Wild West Witch, the Man in White, and the ever mysterious Plague Doctor, it’ll take everyone to fight the nefarious and otherworldly darkness looming over our cast of heroes.

Creative Team:

Writer / Creator: Louis Southard

Artist: Butch K. Mapa

Letterer: Buddy Beaudoin

Cover Artist: Julianne Griepp

Editor: Andrea Lorenzo Molinari

Main Characters

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The Born Again Girl
(Ortensia Thomas)

A teenage girl with the future looming over her, a young Ortensia must learn to grow up whether she wants to or not...

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Sarah Bishop
The Wild West Witch

Over 200 years old and still full of life, this kind-hearted, mystical witch is the only family Ortensia has now--for better or worse...

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Citrus Fruits
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The Man in White

In the waste of the western frontier, a new hope arrives in the form of a cowboy who may know a thing or two about a thing or two. 

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The Plague Doctor

A man out of time who is quite settled on his look, the Plague Doctor can see the past, the present, and the future!

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