Written by James Ferguson
Published on Sunday, 01 June 2014 19:49
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Carbon Unleashes Environmental Horror in New Graphic Novel
There's a big emphasis on new types of energy such as wind and water, but the coal industry isn't going anywhere any time soon. Caliber Comics has announced an all new graphic novel written by Daniel Boyd entitled Carbon that brings a particular coal mine face-to-face with supernatural horror in West Virginia. Set for release this August, the comic shows what happens when an evil coal operator unwittingly awakens and releases a cursed underground civilization onto the surface. Now it's up to an ex-baseball pitcher and a group of coal miners to safe the world.
“Carbon is the main reason I got into graphic narrative. It is a story I’ve wanted to tell for well over 10 years. When thinking about coal issues, it all sprang from the realization that we’re all carbon. Plants, animals, and we humans, are the ingredients of this fossil fuel. What if you put the process in reverse?” said Boyd, “Coal is the epicenter of climate change and Carbon’s setting, West Virginia, is the epicenter of coal.”
Carbon is illustrated by Brazilian artist Edi Guedes and colored by Alzir Alves. Guedes and Boyd previously worked together on Chillers. The graphic novel also features an introduction by filmmaker John Sayles, who describes it as “an ambitious addition to the long tradition, religious and secular, of that basic cautionary tale – be careful what you dig up.” Boyd dedicated Carbon to “those that toil in darkness - coal miners” and said that whatever side of the debate over the industry you fall on, miners are the often unseen heroes.
Carbon will be released in August 2014 and is now available for pre-order at your local comic book shop.
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