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In a real surgical setting, there would be so many more people, a veritable hive of activity so difficult to render realistically in the context of composition. A crowd is made up of individuals, but these individuals only need to be present so readers can count them subconsciously. We decided to streamline instead, and since we weren’t including a “cast of thousands,” we put secondary character, Dr. White at the helm.
Maybe this makes Adamant feel a bit on the small side–is he the only surgeon in the City? Ah, suspension of disbelief.

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Writing the snatches of song in this scene was one of Rachel’s favorite parts of TRO. It’s all about the little touches, when building a world, and the interconnectivity of characters from different walks of life is better presented against a backdrop of flavor and detail.


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For a scene titled A Problem, we used a light hand on the drama here. The Ringleader has it all under control; makes you wonder how Hattie’s life is ever going to change. But something’s gotta give eventually…


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In Constellation, we’ve deployed mostly newspapers as our world documents, but we do have plans to do one book using mostly recipes to express the greater world context. This scene also references the prologue, in its hint at who amongst the family has carried on the Novoteny heritage.


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Ahh, a softer side of Anthony Conrad: The fact that this sketchbook exists speaks as much as what’s drawn in it. Nick sketched these illustrations from his perspective, using a different hand and rendering style than his own sketching; truly they’re Conrad’s work, alone.


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Some questions only provoke more curiosity and so it is with Jolek’s past. It’s been a while since we’ve seen Hattie, now a little worse for the wear, seeming to grow younger and older at the same time. At this point in a story the plot’s either thickening or resolving, and, as Hatter herself realizes, it’s not time for resolution just yet!


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!

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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.