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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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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!

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This scene is taken straight out of Rachel’s childhood, and with similar reasoning behind it: Rachel’s father’s father was a doctor who lost two of his children as toddlers, a loss echoing through generations until it found its way into fiction, to be consumed by people all over the world. It may sound like the callous mining of that real grief, to put it into a comic book, but there’s more to it than that. The echoes of grief is what TRO is about, in more ways than its plot, and we’ve always intended it to be.

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This scene, while extremely short, is deeply laden with meaning. We already know that Conrad also keeps a scrapbook, different from Nova’s in two regards. The first is the use of those fussy corner protectors. The second is that unlike his rival, The Good Doctor has a wife to keep his clippings for him. Maybe there is an alternate universe where Conrad wins Man of The Year, just as much as there is one where his wife survived Antonia’s birth, and one wherein Laura didn’t survive Daniel’s.

Best of all, by the time we’re through Constellation–and even more so by the end of the series–these victories and defeats will amount to exactly what we see here: No more than paper in a book.

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There’s a bit of a mystery open to your imagination in this scene. What did they fight about?

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.

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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.