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What happens when the biggest shrine attraction in Japan seems like an even bigger disappointment for two snobby travelers?
“Tourists” is the fruit of Nick’s post bac. work at Portland State, as he earns a certificate in (you guessed it) Comics Studies.

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Page: 166, 167, 168, 169, 170, 171, 172, 173, 174, 175, 176, 177, 178, 179, 180, 181, 182, 183, 184

Considering where we are now, how can we even begin to imagine the future? Will the outcome be hopeful? Only time knows the answer.


Page: 162, 163, 164, 165

Lots of flip-flops in this scene, as we see the “monster” revealed. But if behind Mercer’s mask there is an age-old shorthand for evil, then what do we make of the foundations of his attack on Nova? It’s a far cry from the sensationalism we’ve witness in The Star throughout the book…


Page: 158, 159, 160, 161

In contrast with our Vitruvian Man “montage,” where the central figure was split across two separate and isolated spreads, in this second one, we chose to combine the two halves with a more direct face-off, as the conflict has escalated.


Page: 153, 154, 155, 156, 157

The prior scene was the fork in the road for Nova and Conrad. Now each takes the first step down a totally separate path…or perhaps realizes that they’ve been walking separate from each other all along.
From introduction to affinity, affinity to respect. Respect to difference, to disagreement, to defiance…to disaster? This all became personal far too long ago: Their only choices are to walk their divided paths to their forgone conclusions.


Page: 146, 147, 148, 149, 150, 151, 152

There’s something very special in a narrative when you finally put all your main characters in one room, as it were. We’ve seen this conflict build and reverberate and now the first blow hangs in the air. But where will it fall?

And who will strike it?


More than novels, more than films, more than photography… Comics have it all, as far as we’re concerned.

We’ve got every flavor from romance to sci-fi to historical fiction, all character-driven and gorgeously illustrated.



Jolek gets more than he bargains for when he becomes the new strongman in The Circus with More. Filled with mystery, drama and amazing performances, Tightrope is circus noir like you’ve never seen it before.

New pages Thursdays.


Technology, mutation, love and politics all collide in this long-form science fiction epic. The Radiant Ones is cerebral and political with just the right amount of body horror!

Updates Mondays and Fridays.


Join the adventures of Eddie the Wandering fry Cook, set in Chicago in 1924. Ham ‘n Eggs is short and sweet, with a style inspired by felt tip markers.

Complete online and now in print!


An unofficial adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s brilliant sci-fi short story, illustrated in acrylic, sumi ink and grease pencil with digital color effects.

Narrative comes from in more forms than just stories. We’ve been drawn into the world of games.
Check out our first historical endeavor (with ties to Tightrope)… with more on the way!



Play dozens of historic tarot games from all over the world, use the elegantly illustrated deck for divination… or both! Marseille Sophistiqué was inspired by research done for Tightrope and brought to life on Kickstarter.

Free rules download available now!
 

We believe in effort, in passion, in research and the thoughtful execution of all aspects of any project. Fascination with cinema, history, mixed media and, above all, a ferocious dedication to evocative narrative and illustration has lead us here.