JAN'S ATOMIC HEART AND OTHER STORIES TP
(W/A) Simon Roy
From the mind of Simon Roy, co-writer and artist of the Eisner Award-nominated series PROPHET, comes a collection of tales that span time, space, and species.
Waaaaaay back in 2009 before Simon blew up with his amazing work on Prophet, he was just another cartoonist from Vancouver making bad ass sci-fi comics that not many people would ever see. I remember the day when we got in the original 'Jan's Atomic Heart' and thinking, "Holy sh*t, this guy is gonna be big!" Simon's art was definitely the first thing that stood out, especially his ability to use light and shadow, even without color, but what really hit me was the story. The poignant way in which he delved into the characters, especailly the feeling of what it is like to be a human in a robot body was quite moving and when set against the backdrop of a bleak, russian-esque sc-fi world, well...yeah..happy place. Highly recommended for all fans of Brandon Graham's work or just great euro style sci-fi in general!
RECOMMENDED BY CASEY!!
Ok, and I also have to do a small shout out for Brandon's new book, "Empowered Special #6: Internal Medicine' which he is working on with the highly talented Adam Warren! For fans of sexy girl manga anime awesomeness (and puns) it's a match made in heaven!!