This comic and its story are largely experimental and a learning experience
for me. So please be patient with its many flaws and changing art styles.

*Warning, this page may contain spoilers!*
Sometime 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 people….

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.