Alex Woolfson releases a powerful graphic novel filled with tense action and surprisingly tender romance
What does it really mean to be a “person”? And what would an Artificial Intelligence designed to be the perfect soldier ultimately choose: love or honor?
San Francisco May 2012
Alex Woolfson grew up loving science-fiction and action movies, but never got to see what he really wanted to see – kick ass genre stories with real heroes who just happened to be gay.
Artifice is about Deacon, a prototype android soldier so advanced he is referred to as an artificial person. On his first extended mission, Deacon was ordered by his corporate masters to eliminate a team of scientists who knew too much and he has failed spectacularly. Not only did he let one of his targets live, 19 year old human outcast Jeff Linnell, he attacked the team sent to retrieve him. Now the Corporation wants answers and they bring in the brilliant robopsychologist Dr. Clarice Maven to get them, giving her the power to make sure Deacon never fails the Corporation ever again. Deacon seems desperate to conceal the shocking events that took place on Da Vinci 4, but what chance does he have fighting an adversary who can control his every move?
“Gorgeous artwork at home with a fascinating story. It has a million red flags of cliche, but contains none. It is wholly unique, a fabulously built universe, and features an absorbing main character.” – Fandom Matters
About the Author
After Alex started a successful career as a filmmaker in the Bay Area, he soon realized the best way to make the big budget adventure stories he craved would be as full color comics. Inspired by the sci fi thrillers he loved as a kid, he teamed up with illustrator Winona Nelson to create the science fiction graphic novel Artifice. In addition to writing and publishing comics, Alex enjoys eating other people’s cooking; talking to strangers in the far parts of the world and spending weeks at a time on silent meditation retreat. He currently lives in San Francisco where he is writing scripts for his latest story with gay action heroes, the superhero webcomic The Young Protectors.
About The Illustrator
Winona Nelson, artist for the webcomic Artifice by Alex Woolfson, has worked in comics, video games, and illustration for the past ten years. She trained in classical realism applied to entertainment art in San Francisco and worked in video game studios before going freelance. She now focuses on comics, fantasy and science fiction book covers, and card game art.
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