Elevator Pitch – Afterlife Inc.
Writer/creator – Jon Lock
Afterlife Inc. Volume 1: Dying to Tell
Artists: Ash Jackson, Jerry Gaylord, Roy Huteson Stewart, Jack Tempest, Will Tempest, Del Borovic and Sean Depasquale.
Afterlife Inc. Volume 2: Near Life
Artists: Ash Jackson, Will Tempest, Nathan Ashworth, Jade Sarson, Mark Pearce, Jack Davies, Grant Perkins, Warwick Fraser-Coombe, Sean McSorley and Mike Stock.
7STRING/Afterlife Inc. The Heavenly Chord
Artists: Nich Angell and Mike Stock.
Afterlife Inc. Volume 3: Lifeblood
Artists: Ash Jackson, Nathan Ashworth and Mike Stock.
Publisher: Self-published through Big Punch Studios
What is Afterlife Inc.?
Afterlife Inc. is the tale of con-artist Jack Fortune, who dies, discovers an afterlife in chaos, and decides to take over and run it like a business. Now, Jack and his allies but balance the demands of a free market with rampaging archangels, a misplaced God, and the dark secrets at the heart of their world.
Why should we pick this up?
Afterlife Inc. is really about Jack’s vast, Promethean dream for the future: equal parts self-empowerment, corporate intrigue and stealing fire from the gods to sell back at a profit. Under Afterlife Inc.’s leadership, quality of death has improved for all – even if, over the course of three books and a crossover, the afterlife has had to contend with undead serial killers, vampiric factory-gods, military incursions and at least two invasions from beyond time and space.
Afterlife Inc. is big, daft, fun, chaotic fantasy, but at its heart it’s also very hopeful. It’s a ragtag bunch of angels and allies making the best of it beyond the end of all things: leading by the seat of their pants and doing whatever they can to make the afterlife worth living.
Afterlife Inc. Volume 4: Man Made God is currently live on Kickstarter: www.kickstarter.com/projects/jonlock/afterlife-inc-volume-4-man-made-god. If you’d like to help make the new book a reality, this is also a great opportunity to grab the previous volumes in the series as rewards.
‘…a hell of a lot of fun to read and filled not only with fun ideas, but extremely creative ways of telling stories.’
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‘Afterlife Inc. remains one of the most consistently imaginative, fun books on the market.’
‘It is very rare that you find a graphic novel or indeed piece of literature that has something new to say, but I believe that Afterlife Inc. is it… Essentially, this is what comic books are all about.’
Anastasia Catris, CHAOS HOUR
‘An absurdly slick and confident volume – a profoundly readable and open world full of stories and characters… Irresistible.’
Owen Watts, editor of THE PSYCHEDELIC JOURNAL OF TIME TRAVEL
‘The comic is a slab of wonder, with pure imagination spread across every page. The stories, characters and settings at show here are comics in their purest form.’