We’re very excited to host the London launch and signing for issue 1 of Dan Watters & Caspar Wijngaard‘s new (and first!) Image Comics series, Limbo. Originally pitched at the Thought Bubble Festival in Leeds last year, the duo impressed Image publisher Eric Stephenson, and the book makes its debut in time for Thought Bubble this year.
Dan & Caspar will be at Orbital from 6-7:30pm on Wednesday November 18 signing books, meeting fans, and hopefully gaining some new ones as well. This is an excellent opportunity to get in on a new Image #1 and meet the creators involved.
“In Limbo #1, readers meet a detective with no memory, no identity, and no manners, a femme fatale seeking escape from a powerful crime lord, a voodoo queen with a penchant for mixtapes and hi-tops, and a goat-eating TV … Welcome to Dedande City, where good people check under their beds at night and reality is never quite what it seems.
“Limbo is a noir story set in a world that flatly refuses to adhere to noir conventions,” said Watters. “It’s a straightforward story of a detective trying to solve a crime; he just happens to be doing it in a reality where anything can and will happen, where music is a deadly weapon and you can’t trust your own electronic appliances not to be possessed by minor deities … ”
Wijngaard added: “It’s is a pulp detective novel at its core, but it’s been up all night watching all the bad TV your parents warned you about.”
This surreal new neon-noir miniseries crosses ’50s pulp with an ’80s VHS visual aesthetic drawing from the likes of Carpenter, Cronenberg, and Lynch.”