“ We had tarmac, cement, sodium lighting. We had origin myths, historical tales, old and new, and we even had songs. But nobody controlled the City, and nobody knew how it had become what it was today: a world unto its own. Some could afford airborne travel, but otherwise attempting to leave the city was not only a concept we struggled with, but a very dangerous endeavour. A few hardened adventurers made a living of such trips, but mostly goods from outside the city would get absorbed slowly at the edges, making their way through trading, wars and pillaging towards the centre where the wealthy people lived. ”
Set in a cyberpunk universe, this short story develops a noir storyline of conspiracies, hackers and fantastic creatures. Written and illustrated between early 2013 and early 2014, it is a journey through destruction, creation and pain.