ComiXology Originals’ “In the Flood” Written & Illustrated by Ray Fawkes Announced!

In the Flood comic
In the Flood (Image: PR)

ComiXology has announced In the Flood. It has been described as “a mesmerizing and experimental original graphic novel” written and illustrated by Eisner Award nominee, Ray Fawkes. It features coloring by Lee Loughridge and lettering by Thomas Mauer.

In the tradition of films by David Lynch and novels by Haruki Murakami, the “strange and compelling” graphic novel In the Flood is said to be full of mystery and symbolism. It tells the story of a couple trying to keep their troubled marriage together, while separated by an apocalyptic flood with mysterious properties.

In the Flood debuts December 18, 2o19. It will be available to read at no additional cost for Amazon Prime, Kindle Unlimited, and comiXology Unlimited members, and will also be available for purchase on Kindle and comiXology.

In the Flood is a labor of love ­– a project that I was determined to do and I hope readers enjoy the set-up, the mystery, and the payoff,” said Fawkes. “This is a unique and nonlinear book, full of metaphor and symbolism, grounded by a very human, very emotional tale of love and loss.”

According to the description, the upcoming story:

Incorporates Fawkes’ love of cards—he’s a skilled card player who once very nearly decided to try his hand at professional gambling—with illusion.

Thomas Mauer’s expressive lettering combined with Loughridge’s gorgeous color illuminate the relationship of Mike and Clara, as Fawkes weaves a surreal and haunting horror story that demands a close read.

When I met with Ray and asked him what project he was most into and excited about, and he showed me the nearly 40 pages he’d been working on. I knew then, that was the book I wanted to share with readers,” said Chip Mosher, comiXology’s Head of Content. “From this book’s unique storytelling to its stunning coloring and lettering, In the Flood is deserving of attention, and we are proud to make it available across all our services.”

In the Flood graphic novel
In the Flood (Image: PR)

For those who might not know, Ray Fawkes is the critically-acclaimed author of the comics and graphic novels Underwinter, Intersect, One Soul, The People Inside, The Spectral Engine, Possessions, and Junction True. His works also include Batman: Eternal, Constantine, Justice League Dark, Gotham by Midnight, Black Hammer ’45. He is an Eisner, Harvey, and Shuster award nominee and a YALSA award winner.

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