“Our truest life is when we are In Our Dreams Awake.”Henry David Thoreau
In Our Dreams Awake #1 (previously reviewed by thePullbox, here) comes from co-creators John McGuire (The Gilded Age, The Crossing) and Egg Embry (Powered by the Dreamr, Knights of the Dinner Table). The first issue of this four-issue mini-series features two dreams, the first illustrated by Edgar Salazar (Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, Dynamite) and the second by Rolands Kalniņš (Scout Comics, Fracture Press). Letters and book design are by Alexander Lugo (10 Worlds Studio). Both artists provide covers in addition to Sean Hill’s (Marvel, Zenescope, 133art) variant cover.
Jason Byron dreams of two lives.
In one fantasy, magi reactionaries won, technology is banned, and Jason is a portrait painter hiding a contraband telescope. In the other world, he leads a cyberpunk gang amid a future of flooded cities and gilled aliens.
When he closes his eyes in one world, he awakes in the next. Jason’s only desire is to wake up in the arms of his true love, Laura… Uh, or is it Fem’a Lin?…
If only he knew which one was real?!
In Our Dreams Awake is the story of what happens when both of those worlds begin to spin out of control. What happens when Jason no longer knows which world is the dream and which one is reality?
Written for fans of love stories, dreampunk, steampunk, and cyberpunk, this comic offers an engaging mystery with amazing artwork. This story is about love and loss and asking the big questions:
Who am I?
Where do I belong?
Who do I love?
The Kickstarter has launched and is currently live! If anything about this project sounds interesting, hop on over to the campaign page and take a look…