2000AD alumni Robbie Morrison (Nikolai Dante) and Jim Murray (Batman/Judge Dredd) have embarked on a fully-painted epic set in a flooded futuristic London and we are launching the first volume here at Gosh with a party!
The world has changed forever, ravaged by climatic upheaval. The flooded metropolis of London has adapted to the rising sea levels, remaining a centre for international commerce and a magnet for environmental refugees. The elite gaze out over the ever-expanding Thames from their ivory towers, while the denizens of submerged pubs peer into the sunken streets like specimens in an aquarium.
Hired by notorious underworld figure Alexandra Bastet, Leo Noiret uncovers a terrifying conspiracy that stretches from the depths of Drowntown to the highest echelons of power and influence.
Struggling aqua-courier Gina Cassel learns that young love can be a dangerous game when she becomes romantically involved with the heir to the Drakenberg Corporation, which aims to control both the environment and the future of human evolution.
There’s a storm brewing in Drowntown, with Gina and Noiret at its heart…
Says Morrison: “Part of the idea behind Drowntown was to produce a story with an almost Dickensian-sized cast, featuring characters from every strata of society, top to bottom. Over-ambitious as usual, we’re nowhere near that so far, though it is only Book 1. ” You can see some preview stuff and other bits and pieces over on their blog.
It’s all happening on Friday the 21st of June, from 7pm until 9pm at which point everything will probably move on to the pub down the road. There’s no need to RSVP but if you’d like to reserve a book feel free to ask. Published by Jonathan Cape, the book is a £12.99 hardcover and if you can’t make it on the night but would like a signed/dedicated copy anyway, send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We can do mailorders too, just let me know where you live and I’ll let you a postage quote (it’s a flat-rate of £5 within the UK).