As usual, this space has laid fallow - but perhaps as such, it has become more fecund! For LO - a kickstarter, for the book I've been serializing on my Patreon (co-written and drawn by my friend Damon Gentry) has sprung forth from the damp neglected soil of the internet! From our descriptor of the book:
The first story of this book, BLACK SPOT (preview the whole chapter here), was written in the long-ago year of 2015 by Simon and Damon. BLACK SPOT told of an eco-terrorist attack, spiraling out of control on an experimental corporate bio-fuel facility floating in Jupiter's Upper atmosphere. But in writing BLACK SPOT together, Simon and Damon found a tone they were keen to revisit. Pulpy sci-fi adventure, escalating unintended consequences leading to catastrophe, wry satire and pure dumbass goofery all come together to make 175 pages of adult-oriented comics entertainment. Originally serialized from 2019 onwards on Simon’s Patreon, GRIP OF THE KOMBINAT is equal parts Coen Brothers, Paul Verhoeven, and idiotic humor. The seven tales span myriad sub-genres - we’ve got a heist story, a legal drama, a tale of stockholm syndrome, espionage, romance, and most of all, a consistent theme of the desperate quest for approval from disinterested authority figures!