I would feel terrible if I didn't share this with the rest of the world!
Ilias Kyriazis, who is one of the most talented guys in the entire comic book industry as far as I am concerned, is putting together a 96-page graphic novel called ELYSIUM ONLINE. I've seen some of the pages and read some of the script -- and I can tell you here and now that it is going to be as disturbing as WALKING DEAD and as scary as CROSSED!
It is frightening in that way that all cautionary tales are scary -- the type of story where you say "You know, the way the world is going... this could actually happen some day!" And a moment later you think "And I hope to Hell I'm not around when it does!"
ELYSIUM ONLINE is a story of social networking with the very best of intentions -- the ability to reach out and contact with the Great Beyond. Who wouldn't want take advantage of the opportunity to stay in touch with those who have died? I can think of a few people I wish I could still talk to -- could keep them updated on how things went after they were gone. I'm getting misty eyed just thinking about.
Yeah, it is great for the Living. The Departed? Not so much.
They have scores to settle. Scores of scores. (Someone remind me to delete my profile! IIIEEE!)
I met Ilias a few years ago while attending a comic convention in Greece. His pages from MANIFESTO were heart-breaking. Imagine my surprise when I learned not only did he pencil, ink and color it himself -- but he was also the writer! (Grrr! I hate that!)
Yeah, some guys are slicker and others maybe sexier... but I'd be hard pressed to find anyone who brings as much heart to every page!
We've since worked together on GALAXY QUEST and GHOSTBUSTERS, both of IDW. And I know DYNAMIC FORCES was smart enough to pick him up for a recent VAMPIRELLA oneshot! (And of course we've all seen his illustrations right HERE on Comic Vine!)
So here is a link to his Indiegogo site. http://www.indiegogo.com/elysiumonline?c=home
You can even check out Ilias talking about it himself:
Take a look around, absorb it all, and then shell out a few pennies to one of the most talented guys I know so that he can bring his latest magnum opus!
Here's some new art added, replacing art from previous projects. ELYSIUM ONLINE will not be in Greek. You will be able to read it.
Scott Lobell is the current writer of SUPERMAN, RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS and TEEN TITANS. He occasionally to Comic Vine as well. He also claims to be a world renowned thumb wrestling champion.