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Major props to Leonardo Da Vinci for his influence here. This was one of Nick’s first major departures in style, created even as he was determining the overall style for TRO. Being able to incorporate a number of different illustration styles is quite a talent. But being creatively free to do so is something else. With a project as long as this one, Nick was feeling a little hemmed in. Not one to put up unnecessary obstacles, Rachel suggested that instead of drawing each volume the same way, that Nick…do whatever he wants! What’s the point of a creative project, after all, but to experiment, change and refine? Expect to see a major shift in illustration style between the first and second books of The Radiant Ones.

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Our influences are showing here, and of course we’re quite proud of them. For who wouldn’t take pride to work in the same vein as that keystone of modern graphic literature, Watchmen? We chose (mostly) press articles for our world documents for this book, but we plan to use a different type in each volume.

As many of you fans know, Rachel has been in and out of the hospital this year, and after several painful months, it’s surgery time again! We’re taking a break on the Tightrope side of things so that Rachel’s recovery can be full and relaxed. Never fear: The Radiant Ones will still be updating as usual, so you can get your comics fix. And when we return, we’ll be bringing with us the second wave of improvements and additions to TPC–more content, more stories, and, with any luck, the launch of Rachel’s first book, The Wide and Burning World. Thanks for all the support and understanding as we deal with what is (hopefully) the end of this health crisis.

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We added this scene fairly late in the game, considering its early location, wanting to introduce Anthony Conrad and his wife Olivia earlier. What fun for Nick to get to design a Machine that is much less sinister (looking) in purpose. We wanted to cast Conrad as kind of childlike, because he’s so much younger than Dr. Nova. Dr. Andrew White bridges the gap between them, which will speak to a mixed/neutral allegiance later on in the story. We’ve got so many plans for these characters, we realized we needed to give them a head start, hence the addition of this cute little encounter.

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We’re starting Book 2 off with a bang! Fisticuffs abound in this half of Tightrope; more sex, more drugs, but absolutely no rock and roll of any kind. We’re talking in the comments now, too, so take a look and join in the fun!

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 Tuesdays and 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.