Spacecast blogg covered our launch.
Another short Review for the Clipping pile, this one from the Spacecast blogg the day after out August launch in Toronto...
Comic Fans Repent!
Posted by cb120
Friday, August 17, 2007 13:43
Last night I kicked off this year's Toronto Comic Arts Festival by attending the launch party for new graphic novel Therefore Repent! It's a post-apocalyptic tale written by Jim Munroe, author of novels An Opening Act of Unspeakable Evil, Angry Young Spaceman, Everyone In Silico, and Flyboy Action Fiction Comes with Gasmask. You may recall my previous blog about Munroe's recent directorial debut with indie-scifi flick Infest Wisely.
With this latest offering, Munroe has re-imagined the biblical Book of Revelations and used the idea of the Rapture as the basis of a scifi-fantasy adventure. Set in Chicago, the book follows two characters, Raven and Mummy, as they navigate a post-rapture world. As the back of the book explains, "Without warning, 144,000 Christians float bodily up into the sky. For the immoral majority, life goes on pretty much as usual. Except that after the Rapture, magic works - for those willing to risk demonic mutations. And an angelic army appears to have been deployed to mop up the sinners. But through it all, outsiders Raven and Mummy face the possibility of a bigger problem than the end of the world: the end of their relationship."
Munroe has teamed up with Montreal-based comic artist Salgood Sam, who provides the book's beautifully dark illustrations. At first glance the art reminds me artist's Eric Drooker, (which I love). But while Drooker's graphic novels are completely sans-words, the illustrations in Therefore Repent! do well in complimenting Munroe's intelligent script and bringing his post-rapture world to the page. Check it out at nomediakings.org
Labels: News, press, repent press, reviews, Therefore Repent
posted by max at 1/17/2008 03:01:00 AM