IMAGE EXPO: Snyder and Lemire come together to bring AD: AFTER DEATH to life
SNYDER AND LEMIRE COME TOGETHER TO BRING AD: AFTER DEATH TO LIFE
What if we found a cure for death?
New York Times bestselling writer Scott Snyder (WYTCHES, Batman) and artist Jeff Lemire (Trillium, Sweet Tooth) come together to launch AD: AFTER DEATH, from Image Comics this November 2015.
AD: AFTER DEATH will be set in a near future where death has been cured and one man must come to grips with what comes next.
“AD will be the first long form work that I’ve illustrated which I haven’t also written myself,” said Lemire. “I wouldn’t do that unless it was with a writer who I admired and trusted as much as I do Scott. I’m in a rare position in that one of the best writers in comics also happens to be one of my best friends. Scott and I have wanted to collaborate on a project for a long time, we’ve just been waiting for the right story and as soon as Scott told me about AD, I knew this was it. Combining grounded science fiction with a deep sense of humanity, AD is a book that will bring out the best in both of us as storytellers and also push us each into new territories. And I couldn’t have a better partner to explore this new world with than Scott Snyder.”
Snyder explained that AD: AFTER DEATH is a story he’d been thinking about for a long time and is infused with many of his personal fears and fantasies regarding mortality. “Getting older, watching your kids grow too fast, some nights it just feels terrifying, how quickly it all goes,” said Snyder. “So what if there were no death? What if it was curable? What if you could live many lives, take many paths, and never worry about running out of time? Never worry about saying goodbye to anyone, anything? These are the questions at the center of AD. They’re questions Jeff and I have talked about it as fathers and friends and creators, and it’s a book I feel we could only do together. Jeff is one of my favorite artists, and favorite people on the planet, and luckily, he’s also the perfect person for this book in every way. I’m honored and thrilled he agreed to do it. It’s going to be something special, and I can’t wait for you all to see it.”
“Coming right off the runaway success of Wytches and the impending release of Descender in March, it’s pretty amazing that Scott and Jeff are teaming up for such a major project,” said Eric Stephenson, Publisher at Image Comics. “They’re great friends, and I’ve always thought one of the coolest aspects of working in comics is that you can wind up working with people you really like, so I think this is going to be something very special, both for Scott and Jeff and for their readers.”
AD: AFTER DEATH will launch in November 2015.