Griz Grobus tells two parallel, intertwined tales from the far-off colony world of Altamira. There, high in a sleepy mountain village, the overzealous academic ambitions of a young scribe lead to the resurrection of the town’s ancient colonial-era priest-bot. This long-defunct pastor finds himself in a world that has passed him by, but refuses to simply accept his obsolescence, much to the chagrin of the scribe and the local townsfolk. The second story is Altamira’s most famous novel (being avidly read by the characters of the first story), a fantasy tale about a war-god who gets trapped in the body of a goose, and the efforts of one pacifist cook to delay the war-god’s bloody return to the battlefield.
Set in the same sci-fi universe as HABITAT (Image Comics, 2016), Griz Grobus is another tale of life after the collapse of interstellar empire. But unlike Habitat, where a once utopian orbital habitat found itself descending into cannibal tyranny, the characters of Griz Grobus are on the rural world of Altamira, where post-utopian frontier life has blossomed into something a bit more wholesome.
As we rocket into the final 60+ hours of funding, I wanted to show off some more of our stuff -
FIRST - We smashed all our initial funding goals, including, most importantly, printing a copy of a wonderful story adapted by the great Linnea Sterte, called "The Envoy and the Warrior"
Secondly - if we reach $60,000, I'll be printing up a new zine/illustrated guidebook called "THINKING MACHINES OF THE APOSTOLIC CONGRESS", containing all the robotic clergy from the Griz Grobus/Habitat universe so far...
I hope you can join us!