Best known for lavish and immersive theater productions, Cynthia Von Buhler also works in the comics medium, creating graphic works that also explore her fascination with secret societies, sensuality, power, and the hunger for freedom. As praised for her paintings, illustration work, sculpture and writing (she’s the author of multiple children’s books, as well as a playwright), as she is for her imaginative events, she’s the author of two previous graphic novels, as well as the producer of The Illuminati Ball: An Immersive Theater Event slated to be held a “secret temple" in New York City October 4. This 13-page excerpt from The Illuminati Ball, a graphic novel tie-in to the Theater-Event, introduces the reader to a world of lavish fantasy and to the 18th century roots of the Illuminati Ball. The graphic novel will be published by Titan Comics this month.