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comic and its story are largely experimental and a learning
for me. So please be patient with its many flaws
and changing art styles.
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in the late 21st century, a third of the human population left
Earth to inhabit Novaus, a much larger planet already occupied by
a race of “aliens” called the rubre. Graciously given
a mass of land to populate, the humans broke off into groups
according to the countries they came from, and from this act came
the country of New America. It was the remnants of a once
powerful nation long forgotten by time. Soon the humans blended
into this society, bringing with them their culture and their
ideologies. The rubre, on the other hand, came to adore the
humans and gave to them the gift of greater health, providing
methods to prolong their lifespan almost double what it once was.
This love affair between the humans and the rubre to some was the
promise of peaceful coexistence, but to others it was the
beginning of an unholy alliance.
New America is, by all
accounts, run by one dysfunctional but incredibly powerful
family. A part of this group is Laurie Clarke, an aspiring author
and the daughter of a famous missionary. Since complications
involving a miscarriage and other family drama, she’s been
inspired to write an epic tale, teeming with the innermost
secrets of her family. Naturally, this has become subject to much
controversy among her relatives, especially with her brother,
Matthew, who feels she should do what’s right for the
family and keep her mouth shut. Regardless of his feelings, she
still strives to have her story published in an attempt to bring
her very broken family back together with the one reality that
binds them together.
And that common thread lies off the
coast of New America, on an uncharted island owned by the
Fundamental Free-Thought Movement.
The FFM is an
organization bent on wiping out the practice of organized
religion… or so that’s what everyone is lead to
believe. While it was once a peaceful protest, its new leader,
Sevastian Quinlan, and another unnamed contributor have distorted
the movement into an all out assault on religion. They feel the
only way to make an impact is to take hostages from the New
American population and put them up for a ransom, threatening
their harm if the practice of organized religion stays legal.
Shockingly, after ten years and almost fifty people taken into
captivity, the American government has failed to act. The public
is not informed about any of this, not even the families of the
captives. This inaction only serves to further endanger the lives
of the hostages.
The only ones knowing about this scheme
are top agents of the New American government, “trusted”
FFM members, and the hostages themselves. Most members of the
movement are unaware of the kidnappings and experiments on the
hostages. Among the few conscious of what’s really going on
are Scarlett Quinlan and “Guy” Adaman, two rebelling
members who together with their hostages Artie, Rhett, and Celie,
hope to reform the movement back to its peaceful state. However,
the scheme may not be what they originally thought it to be,
rather something much worse and affecting a larger scale of
New America is written and illustrated by Grace Mulcahy, a 18
year old high school student from Pennsylvania. She’s been
planning New America since she was eleven years old, and
officially started it in her freshman year of high school. She
also apparently writes in the third person.