A father, mother and son make their way through a terrifying, twisted jungle. It’s not clear how long they have been walking like this. They’re heading towards some unspecified destination, but it’s not clear why. Along the way, they encounter monstrous, aggressive insects and the ubiquitous fungal spores with which the father is becoming increasingly swollen. The hardship and futility of their journey cause the conflict between the son and his parents.
This is a story about intergenerational relay, about the search for meaning.
Script outline 2019
Drafting and revisions 2020
In 2020, based on my sketches and script, Tomek Lesniak drew the whole comic in sketch form. Sometimes I suggested some changes in the framing and emotions of the characters, and in turn Tomek edited the dialogues and suggested different dynamics of the scenes.
Final version 2021
Once the draft was closed, Tom set about drawing the 480 pages of the novel.