Written by Marjee Chmiel and illustrated by Sandra Lanz, *Luci's Let Down* is about the alienation that creative and skilled professionals face in corporate culture, a culture that too often devalues craftsmanship and holds profits over principles. It’s also about the creation of the universe, the extinction of the dinosaurs, and the other side of the canonical dispute between God and Lucifer.
As art director for God, Luci has found herself let down again and again with the tasks entrusted to her: creating life is tough stuff, and for a boss as critical and unappreciative as the Big Man himself, it’s particularly difficult to remain in the spotlight for long. Yet with this latest project, she intends to realize her vision, and ensure her place in the echelon of time-honored creators. Witty, funny, and certainly touching, *Luci’s Let Down* is a familiar story told before, but never like this.
The book is pages away from being finished, and by completion will run a total of 58 pages in black and white with full color front and back covers. We've been working on the book for just under a year now, and so far the effort has been largely self-funded.
We'll publicly debut the book at the wonderful Small Press Expo in Bethesda, MD, and we’d like to have the work bound by then. Your contribution will help defray the cost of off-set printing, which will begin as soon as we finish the book this July!
I've got a few random teaser pages below, but check out a preview of the book here: http://www.comics.marjee.org/
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