Creative process for me is not about the end product. It is about the entire process. But that doesn’t mean I don’t celebrate end products!
And today I celebrate this comic: Come Into Me. Thanks to my colleague/friend, I was elated to hold the final product in my hand the other day– that gorgeous smell of paper and ink.
Come Into Me, Issue 1 ©2018 Zac Thompson, Lonnie Nadler, Piotr Kowalski
- Written by Zac Thompson and Lonnie Nadler
- Pencil and Inks by Piotr Kowalski
- Colors: Niko Guardia
- Letters: Ryan Ferrier
- Covers by Piotr Kowalski, Dvemalya Pramanik
- Production Artist: Phil Smith
- Published by Black Mask Studios, LLC
From the critically acclaimed writers of The Dregs comes a new horror series about body image, social media and memory. When an entrepreneur with a god complex creates a technology that allows two minds to share one body, he doesn’t anticipate the degenerative effects of long-term trials. Come Into Me is a contemporary comment on a connected culture and our longing for approval in the digital age. This is a world where technology and flesh become indistinguishable begging the question: How much sharing is too much sharing?“
As I interpret it, Come Into Me– dystopian piece of speculative fiction– is a commentary on the invasive nature of social media, the voracious desire to delve into the lives of others, the shallowness of digital connection, the cavalier and irresponsible medicalization/quick fixes of communication/mind exploration and the depersonalization of the modern world.
Ideally, I would have loved a longer read(!)– there is so much awesome and rich subject matter here– and I would have loved to have the artwork push the envelope a bit more to truly reflect that rich subject matter. I longed to have more beats and fuller pages, BUT it was an absolutely intriguing book and the art work was totally engaging! I can’t wait for the next issue.
I encourage you to grab a copy. For as readers, we are part of the creative process as well!