“A dark journey into the end of days. Genuinely unsettling and scary, AWAKENING delivers all the moods and chills – a genre-bending graphic novel.” – Guillermo del Toro, director of Pan’s Labyrinth and Hellboy
AWAKENING is my first book and, as with most of my comic work to date, was illustrated by my good pal and comic nerd brother, Alex Eckman-Lawn. Originally planned as a 10-issue series, it wound up being completed in two limited-run hardcover volumes and is widely available as a softcover omnibus published by Archaia Entertainment.
From the jacket:
“The once peaceful city of Park Falls has been tainted by a series of missing persons and gruesome murders. Town crazy Cynthia Ford comes forward to speak with retired police detective Derrick Peters one January afternoon with information about the strange happenings, claiming that they’re connected. To Derrick’s disbelief she utters one word:
Though he doesn’t believe her, Derrick is compelled by their shared history to look into Cynthia’s evidence. What he finds should be impossible.
The investigation leads Derrick, federal scientist Dr. Daniel Howe, attack survivor Sandra Lafayette and others in the city down a murky path as each must reconcile their past before facing what lies ahead. Coming to grips with all that they’ve been through is only the beginning as the weeks turn to months and the death toll slowly rises…”
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bamboozled wowed, you can pick the book up at your local book store, comic shop, or online.