In the future, when we are all part of a game, what happens when there is a murder because of it?
There has been a war in the future. Everyone now plays a massive MMORPG to escape the horrors of war. Its designer has just been killed.
UPDATE: Backers will get both books a month before actual release! SCORE!
Meatspace is the story of Lance Brighton, veteran of a future war who due to his injuries suffered on the battlefield, became one of the first brain-implanted robots in the world. After mustering out of the army, Lance spent his days indoors and engrossed in the massive multiplayer game that the world is playing, DungeonWorld, a co-creation of his son, Johnny and his friend, Anton Actos. Lance is forced into the real world, “meatspace” when his son dies mysteriously of a drug overdose. Aided by the latest member of Johnny’s team in the MMORPG, Rebecca, Lance seeks to find out what really happened to Johnny. Along the way, Lance reconnects with humanity and the real world at large.
Last year, I started a Kickstarter campaign for a book I created called Meatspace. The book was finished and in hands in April. Everyone who read it asked for more. This is what you’ve all been waiting for: this arc finally finished, as we go deeper into the story of what really happened to Johnny.
If you want to read most of the first issue for free, check it out on Monkeypipe Studios!
For these final two issues we’re bringing in a new artist, Matthew Furber, who drew the amazing character studies you see here.
To make things easier, all of the digital copies of Meatspace will be handled as codes to the issues on ComiXology. Read it anywhere!
What people are saying:
"You need more Meatspace in your diet -- a gonzo near-future fantasia that's as fun as any comic has a right to be." -- Fred Van Lente, Writer - Archer & Armstrong, Action Philosophers, Marvel Zombies 3, GI Joe
"Do like your detective stories wrapped in post cyberpunk sci fi with a dash of fantasy roleplay? If you do, you should be picking up Meatspace. If you don’t, you’re a rat find and there may not be any hope for you. Josh Gorfain gives a fully realized vision of a future where things may be different, but the old evils have never really changed, and Andrew McClean realizes it in a style that is unlike anything you’re probably used to but is perfect for the story. Read Meatspace today." -- Justin Jordan, Writer - The Strange Talent of Luther Strode, The Legend of Luther Strode, Team 7, Shadowman, Deathstroke
Another UPDATE! Just added another reward! For $75, get Physical & Digital copies and this sketch by Matt Furber!
Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
As always, there is risk in doing this. Matt is super psyched to get the two issues done and perhaps more if we raise enough money. I have the two issues written and ready to go, and have the start of a next arc if it comes to that. Real world risks still are there but I am confident this will be done and done well if the funding succeeds.
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