Just wanted to say that I love the comic, really curious where it is going.
Cool plot idea. Can’t wait to see what happens next.
Keep up the good work.
Thanks so much Jason!
This is a very cool read. I found this via i09.com.
Yeah, I’m excited about the feature, here it is for those who haven’t seen it.
I love this so much! Creepy, mind-bendy, and beautiful all at the same time; what could be better? Thank you for making something so awesome!
Thanks Monelun, I’m glad you’re enjoying it!
This just became my favourite web serial (of any format)! Fantastic work on the art, which is reminiscent of Jean Giraud and the simple chromatic scheme reminds me of Jeunet and Caros films, especially Delicatessen. I know it’s a pretty straight-forward contrast-principle, but the celadon is just so beautiful!
I like how you respond in the above comment, in the sense that this really does seem like an exploration of an unknown territory, where logic is simultaneously suspended and created. You’re writing/drawing yourself into a long tradition of fantastic art (in all senses of the word), ranging from The Decameron by Boccacio to The Exterminating Angel by Buñuel. I am very intrigued by what you’re doing here and I predict a very bright future for your work. I’m sharing all over the place at the moment, because sharing is caring is careering^^
All the best,
Rasmus Varnich Blumensaat
Rasmus, Thank you so much for the kind words, I’m a big fan of Bunuel and Giraud, and being compared to them is a great compliment. I have not read the Decameron but watched to movie… having a hard time connecting those two (maybe on the level of absurdity?)
Anyhow, glad you are enjoying The Abaddon and I hope I can keep you reading!
Concerning The Decameron: I was thinking of the setting – a closed space, where people are forced to stay and talk to each other due to external factors, which in The Decameron is the Black Death and here is radically unknown. And while we’re waiting for Godot: isn’t that supposed to be a rendition of ‘The Island of the Dead’ in the 2nd frame?:P
good eye!! it is, although very vaguely from memory.
This makes me think of “No Exit” by Jean-Paul Sartre. I like the differences between your work and his.
Yes, No Exit is indeed the initial inspiration for this. But the abaddon is, and will be – quite different – I promise.
This comic is all kinds of awesome!
Wow. So cool. I love how the apartment looks! I just added this to my feed and I am excited for more!
I really love this comic. The script, the illustrations & the colors.
Can’t wait to read more!
thanks for the good words don!
Showed up from IO9 too.
Definitely interested in following this series.
Have you ever heard of this film?
A Pure Formality
Directed by Giuseppe Tornatore, who is best known for Cinema Paradiso. It features Roman Polanski and Gerard Depardieu. This comic reminds me of that film. Also, Jacob’s Ladder, Closet Land, and these episodes of the Twilight Zone: A Stop at Willoughby and Where Is Everybody. Also, of course, the Cell, which — digression — I think is an inferior work, but only mention it because younger people are probably more aware of that than others I referenced.
And reminiscent of Jim Munroe’s Sword of My Mouth comic in its vaguely apocalyptic sense of dread.
In other words, your series is in very good company.
Thanks Dagan, this looks really interesting!
I haven’t seen it, but will try to get a hold of it and watch it soon!
And, of course… The Prisoner!
seen that as a kid… hopefully there’s no subliminal theft here.
Hey Just read your comic. Saw it in Io9. Pretty cool. Great artwork. Loving the twistedness Hotel California kept playing on my head when I read it. Looking forward for more.