Award-winning Writer  Pens Subversive (and timely) Underground Comic Series

Austin, TX: The Post-apocalyptic U.S. Shows No Mercy

Sept. 16, 2020, (EUGENE, OR) — A knockout punch of passion, politics, and resistance, After the Fall is a wild adventure where old politics, new religion, and personal polemics collide in an attempt to build a new kind of ruling body, and a better world; the one promised by the Founders but never achieved. Created by award-winning writer Jacqueline Goldfinger (Bottle Fly), with art by touted illustrator and designer Keni “ThomCat23” Thomas and letters by Taylor Esposito of Ghost Glyph Studios, After the Fall tells the story of the superhero next door and the new world that’s waiting for us… if we don’t let petty bullshit get in the way.

After a plague sweeps through the U.S., Canada and Mexico build a wall along their borders to keep Americans out in order to prevent the spread of the disease. In a lone outpost outside Austin, Texas, a crew of medical misfits have succeeded in conquering the plague. Now they are determined to beat back the corrupt politicians, defeat the ravenous half-human/half-mechanical Vultures, and restore their home.

After the Fall #1: Blood Memory introduces an ensemble of multi-ethnic characters with a range of gender identities who are working to survive a fractured, post-plague existence while rebuilding Austin, after the world has built a wall around America to keep us inside our own borders (yup, they dislike us that much).
“When I first saw Keni’s work I was struck by the precise provocation of his images and ability to tell a story quickly and efficiently,” said Jacqueline Goldfinger. “I’d had an idea for a comic series earlier but hesitated to move forward because I felt like I hadn’t found the right artist. Eight months later, I saw Keni’s work, and I was so glad that I waited to find the perfect illustrator for this story.”

“Jacqueline and I were on the same page immediately,” said Keni Thomas “We knew that now was a time for a comic series that embraced our biggest fears and brightest hopes, that told a story with characters who are as diverse, funny, eccentric, and holy as those in the real world.”  

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