SDCC: Alien dangers abound in DRIFTER
IMAGE EXPO ANNOUNCEMENT: Alien dangers abound in DRIFTER
A new ongoing science fiction series from Ivan Brandon and Nic Klein
Mankind’s colonization of the galaxy has left countless planets mined bare and lifeless. A space transport crashes onto a backwater world whose unique properties set the stage for a story that combines the dark wonder of a strange and alien landscape with the struggles of an abandoned and lawless frontier town.
“Space stories are always this polished thing, but you can’t pack infrastructure in your backpack,” said Brandon. “For all our advancements in technology your gadgets need a signal to talk to, they need a power grid or they die. In Drifter there are still space ships and lasers but this is not a story about space admirals in starched shirts. This is about the first wave who get their hands dirty, the folks out in the mud and in the mines. It’s about going from our regimented society into the unknown.”
“Ivan and I have been wanting to do another new book for quite some time,” added Klein. “He asked me what I would be stoked to do and I answered ‘science fiction.’ Ivan had some ideas kicking around and I did as well, so we got to work building Drifter. Visually I am very excited to draw cool sci-fi stuff, but also I’m taking my work in a new direction, very few black shadows and most of the rendering done through color.”
“Over the last few years, it’s been really gratifying to welcome various writers and artists back to Image,” said Eric Stephenson, Publisher at Image Comics. “Ivan’s no stranger to Image—he’s written and edited some fantastic comics for us over the years, most notably Viking—but it’s especially cool to have him back here with a series as stunning as Drifter. The work he and Nic are doing on this series is simply amazing.”
DRIFTER follows a diverse group of characters, trapped and isolated, with no hope of rescue, surrounded on all sides by alien dangers and the decaying beauty of a dying world. Coming to Image Comics this November.