Artifice is a fascinating graphic novel that puts a twist on several science fiction themes. Here’s the description of the plot from the Amazon website: Deacon, a prototype android soldier, was ordered by his corporate masters to eliminate a team of scientists who knew too much and he has failed spectacularly. Not only did he let one of his targets live — 19-year-old human outcast, Jeff Linnell — he attacked the team sent to retrieve him. Now the Corporation demands answers and they have employed the brilliant and ruthless robopsychologist Clarice Maven to get them. Deacon seems desperate to conceal the shocking events that took place on Da Vinci 4, but what chance does he have fighting an adversary who can control his every move?
Artifice was written by Alex Woolfson and illustrated by Winona Nelson
Alex Woolfson grew up loving science-fiction and action movies, but never got to see what he really wanted to see—tough genre stories with real heroes who just happened to like other guys. After Alex started a successful career as a filmmaker in the Bay Area, he soon realized the best way to make the “big-budget” adventure stories he craved would be as full-color comics. Inspired by the sci-fi thrillers he loved as a kid, he teamed up with illustrator Winona Nelson to create the science-fiction graphic novel, Artifice.
In addition to writing and publishing comics, Alex enjoys eating other people’s cooking, talking to strangers in the far parts of the world and spending weeks at a time on silent meditation retreat. He currently lives in San Francisco where he is writing scripts for his latest story with gay action heroes, the superhero webcomic The Young Protectors.
You can hear our interview with him by clicking on on the grey podcast bar below the sample art.
Winona Nelson, artist for the graphic novel Artifice by Alex Woolfson, has worked in comics, video games, and illustration for the past ten years. She trained in classical realism applied to entertainment art in San Francisco and worked in video game studios before going freelance. She now focuses on comics, fantasy and science fiction book covers, and card game art.
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