In this SF graphic novel, a group of idealistic young artists from Earth are commissioned to collaborate on a corporate art project for a planet that has been colonized for luxury living. The world's elite use the ocean planet of Lure as a luxury vacation hub for a decade. But when climate change threatens Earth's long-term habitability, many of those who can afford it move to Lure for good. When the opportunity to work there for a year is offered to visual artist Jo Sparta, as part of a group of artists collaborating on a large-scale installation of public art, it seems like the chance of a lifetime. But then, Jo stumbles across a nefarious plot by her corporate benefactors and feels compelled to go public. Lure showcases Milburn's rich visual imagination, with the planet Lure itself an ever-seductive, otherworldly paradise against which he spotlights themes of climate change, the disparity of wealth, and the value of art - all in the service of a grippingly moral thriller.
Creators: (W) Lane Milburn
VISUAL CRIME HC MORIARTY
In both of the stories that comprise Visual Crime, painter Rotart Sulli is given assignments for Visual Crime Magazine, each with a peculiar requirement: to stay in a hotel basement until his assignment is finished, and in the second story, he's told to place the finished work "in your back window- it will be seen." Jerry Moriarty's rough-hewn panels alternate with the Hopperesque paintings by Rotart Sulli, creating a portrait of the artist working alone in an uncertain world, creating stunning images that transcend the melodramatic stories they illustrate.