A neo-noir story of paranoia, privilege, and walking the dog gone wrong.
- Next Door
- Written by Zack Quaintance
- Illustrated by Pat Skott
- Colors by Ellie Wright
- Letters by Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou
Young married couple Chris and Liz just bought a new house in an “up and coming neighborhood.” When their dog starts to get loose and roam, the couple finds themselves interacting with long-time residents they’re pushing out, and what starts as a series of misunderstandings between neighbors culminates in a night of suspicion, fear, and sudden violence.
(From the Kickstarter page:)
Next Door is the debut comic for writer/journalist Zack Quaintance, and the second Kickstarter for artist Pat Skott (The Space-Wolf). They’re joined by star colorist Ellie Wright (Bettie Paige, James Bond) and star letterer Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou (Black Stars Above, Join The Future). It’s 30+ pages of crime comics meets the housing crisis, told through the dual perspective of a trendy privileged couple moving into an “up and coming” neighborhood…and the long-time residents they’re pushing out. This neo-noir tale has hints of The Dregs, some BTTM FDRS, and just a bit of Stray Bullets.
Many of the folks in this story are so involved with their own petty micro-dramas, that larger societal consideration gets pushed aside until it all boils over into a night of chaos. Here’s a quick four-page preview of the book before the #*$& starts to go down…