Some stories are an escape. Some stories are a refuge. Some stories change in the telling, relentless to live on. Then, sometimes . . . it’s we who refuse to let go.
1937. Middling pulp author Simon Gardner Kent goes missing, presumed lost at sea. He leaves behind a pregnant wife and a final, unpublished manuscript depicting his hero Typhon Creed’s last ventures into the lush, violent world of Elad.
2017. Kent’s great grandson, Gordy Lamb, discovers the author’s last manuscript, raw material for a thrilling bestseller — this time as a comic book. He enlists Portland artist Charley Keo to visualize this lost realm of cobalt mountains, warrior despots, and Wyvodon-riding sky slavers.
But as Charley continues to sketch, tendrils of a newly stirring Elad creep into her sleepy Portland neighborhood. Peculiar growth and curious creatures flit through the edges of Charley’s life, straying ever closer to the artist and her girlfriend Rita. Charley realizes that Elad is much more than the lines on a day-dreamt map, more than the sum of an old hack’s prose. What was once fantasy quickly becomes deadly reality for Charley and Rita, as the original author returns from the wilds of Elad to reclaim what was once his — at any cost.
The Margins plumbs the ink-black depths of storytelling in all its obsession, as well as one woman's valiant crusade to bring authentic Mexican cuisine to the hungry streets of Stumptown.
Written by: David Accampo (Sparrow & Crowe, Lost Angels) and Paul Montgomery (Wormwood: A Serialized Mystery, Panels.net)
Illustrated by: Amanda Donahue
Genre: Fantasy, Pulp, Action/Adventure
Audience: Young Adult
Release Date: 2018
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