NOIR meets SCI-FI in this graphic novel thriller: A cop becomes guardian of a gateway to the beginning and end of the universe. The Locksmith will be released in four, 42 page full color issues. Creator-owned content is the real deal and it thrives from the support of the audience and other creators. It takes a village, right? That’s where you come in! Please consider helping us finance the artwork by either donating or shopping for some cool swag.
Issue #1 will be released in Spring 2013. You can help support the artist by donating (above). Every donor will be listed in the issue as one of the Master Locksmiths.
My collaborator in this journey is Silvio Db — A published, Eagle award-winning artist (I’m doing the lettering). We will be starting up again, shortly… So stay tuned for more artwork and behind-the-scenes action. BTW, if you’d like exclusive access to the behind-the-scenes process, from sketches to penciling, inking and lettering… Send an email to: email@example.com
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There is a room inside an old tenement building in the Bronx. Inside the room is a doorway that leads to another dimension where past, present and future exist simultaneously. This gateway must remain protected – By The Locksmith. The problem is – Santiago, The Locksmith, has died. The power is unleashed. What was once dead, seeks life. And that is just the beginning… And possibly end of the world – And the universe.
While investigating the sudden and inexplicable murder of his own brother, Detective Mick Fagan uncovers a strange series of events, all leading back to the Bronx apartment. He soon becomes convinced that he too is somehow part of this mystery, and joins forces with Santiago’s family in trying to contain what lurks beyond the doorway.
A secret organization manages the hundreds of doorways around the world. But this one is different. What was once just the spirit of the undead seeking life, is now a power growing beyond what they have seen before. The room is now at the center of an ever-growing black hole of time, sweeping all that has ever existed, away.
Fagan now knows that he alone holds the key to the doorway… And that key is something that happened to him as a child: His mother’s suicide. In an amazing journey back through a jungle of pre-history – Fagan is witness to his own death and rebirth within the evolution of the universe.
He revisits the guilty demon inside, unlocking himself from the past… Saving the universe from certain destruction – And becoming the new Locksmith.