Experiences are bought, sold, and shared world-wide in this weird, near-future science fiction story. Dominic is a 1990's-style taxi driver for nostalgic customers when a head-on collision results in his death and, then, spontaneous recovery. Despite offers and attempts to upload his experience, he resists, and perhaps the experience itself resists. Questions and interpretations abound in this self-contained story of 23 interior pages. Released 2022.
Catherine “Cat” Bogart is a blind violinist scraping by with her disabled father in Victorian London. When she performs for a mysterious composer who is searching for the perfect violinist for his new fugue, she discovers a hidden world of magical music, madmen, and monsters. Catherine must transform into a fairy-cat and, with the help of her magic fiddle and some new fairy friends, she must stop the mysterious composer before he turns the children of London into an army of giant rats. The King of Instruments is the beginning of Cat and Fiddle's journey and it is an indie treasure with zany, macabre, and action-packed adventure from start to finish. Released in 2018 as single issues and in 2022 as this trade paperback volume One. The story will continue in volume 2, "Fairy Folk Revival", which is roughly 25% complete.
Seven battle-hardened dwarfs take in a strange abandoned girl named Snow, who turns out to be a witch, getting them into trouble with fantastical wild beasts around their once quiet mountain home. Five short stories follow the titular tale and playfully nod to other nursery rhymes and folktales, such as Black Sheep, Wee Willie Winkie, Little Miss Muffet, and Red Riding Hood. The source material gets taken into completely new territory with dark humor and distinctive storytelling. Released 2018.
Born from a bedtime story Ike would tell his son, a lonely boy develops an innocent friendship with a dragon, who is ripped away from him by an enraged mob. In old age, he sets out to reclaim his friendship and, ultimately, his freedom and happiness. An easy-to-read and memorable tale for fans of folktales and bedtime stories everywhere. Released with Kickstarter backing in 2016.
Kevin Hudson is a hunter and tracker who, having lost everything, travels about selling his skills to the highest bidder. When a young girl from a small town in Idaho is killed by wolves, Kevin is hired to put down the entire pack. After he reluctantly agrees to let an animal rights activist named Susan Renner join him on the hunt, he finds himself deep in the Rocky Mountain wilderness, entrapped by the relatives of the young girl and defenseless against the pack of wolves. Protecting Susan and doing what it takes to survive tests his skill, his will, and his humanity. Released 2017.
A sequential-art interpretation of a famous scene from The Fifth Element movie. Done on thirteen 11"x17" bristol boards with pencil, ink pen/brush, copic markers and colored pencils. The execution was a performance in itself as there was no thumbnailing or sketching ahead of time. At-scale recreations (prints) of the original thirteen pages are available in our store. 2021.
The characters and design are created by Ike. Inked on 11"x14" bristol with digital painting. Beautifully printed with inkjet on textured heavy fine art white paper, 8"x10"
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