New comic: Come Into Me, Issue 1

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.

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Come Into Me #1 Alternate Cover Art by Devmayla Pramanik

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.

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Come Into Me #1 Interior Art by Piotr Kowalski, Niko Guardia & Ryan Ferrier
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Come Into Me #1 Interior Art by Piotr Kowalski, Niko Guardia & Ryan Ferrier
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Come Into Me #1 Interior Art detail by Piotr Kowalski, Niko Guardia & Ryan Ferrier

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!

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