BREATHERS is a character-driven science fiction thriller that I began in 2007 and finished in 2011. Originally released as six self-produced issues, I have since collected the complete BREATHERS story in one volume.
The air is no longer safe to breathe.
A virus has been unleashed into the air, rendering it deadly to humans. People have adapted to this world, wearing respiratory masks, or “breathers,” when they go outside. They have adapted and life goes on much as it did before, although, with a very real fear of death looming over their every breath.
The story of Breathers follows a small cast of individuals as they struggle to make sense of the dystopian world they live in. Among them: a detective whose addiction to the drug known as “Filter K” takes over his life. A brother and sister who, due to recent events, start to wonder if the air really is deadly, or if it’s all just a conspiracy. A mother and daughter who will do anything to keep their family together. And a breather salesman who is looking to make amends for his past mistakes. They are all survivors of this virus-plagued world. They are all “breathers.”
426 pages, b & w interior with a full color cover, 6.625″ x 10.25″
$25.00 plus $5.00 shipping
Here are some review snippets:
“…the separate storylines and their odd overlaps and intersections makes this feel a bit like Robert Altman directed a science fiction movie.” -Xaviar X. Xerexes, ComixTALK.com
“There is a quiet ticking desperation about the characters and their lives that is both captivating and really sad.” – Valerie D’Orazio, Superheroeen.com
“…[Breathers] is one of the best written, most unique independent comic books I have ever read…discover this book before your stupid friends do.” – Max Minor, Nerd City Online
more to come