Monitor – a new graphic novel by Broken Icon Comics

Monitor is a dark sci-fi noir thriller that fans of Blade Runner and Dark Mirror will die for!

In a future where disconnecting from the network is a capital offense, an elite police force hunts down “Disconnects” and eliminates them. But when one lonely cop is unplugged from the system by a mysterious woman, he finds himself on the run from the very unit he used to work for.

Monitor is an independent, creator-owned 100-page graphic novel by Damian Wampler (writer) and Elisabeth Mkheidze (lines), with color by Lukasz Juśkiewicz, and featuring a kick-ass cover by Drax Gal and Nick Wentland.

Monitor is published by Broken Icon Comics, and launched on our online shop on April 2. Readers can buy a copy here: or at select conventions and comic book shops.

Retail price – $15.00

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Data is the only currency. Privacy is the only crime.

In the country of Seaboard, you are connected, or you are deleted. The Server rules over all, and those who would choose to live as Disconnects find themselves hunted by the Axons. These elite soldiers have one task: to protect the integrity of the network. Follow Eric, a rogue Axon, and Talira, a disconnected radical, as they race to escape the heavily-policed city-state and find freedom among the free-born peoples living on the fringes of society. Explore the ideas of connectivity and what freedom truly is. Who makes the truth and what does it really mean? Who decides your fate in a world where computers know your every action and desire before you do? What would you sacrifice to be free?

This noir thriller will appeal to those who like Blade Runner, Minority Report, and The Black Mirror.

Damian Wampler is a U.S. diplomat, born and raised in Delaware. He earned a B.A. in English and Anthropology from Boston University and an M.A. in Russian and Central Asian Studies from UW-Madison. Damian began his art career in photography and play writing, finding success when his play Twin Towers was accepted into New York City’s Planet Connections Theater Festival in 2009. Damian’s work as a fine art documentary photographer led to two images from his series Darfur in Brooklyn being purchased by the Brooklyn Museum and are held in their permanent collection. Broken Icon Comics published Damian’s first graphic novel, “Sevara”, in 2015. His short comic, “Kingdom of Ashes”, appeared in Geometry Literary Magazine in June 2019, and his second graphic novel, Monitor, will be published in spring 2020 by Broken Icon Comics. He also works as a Foreign Service Officer for the U.S. State Department, currently stationed overseas at the U.S. embassy in Moscow.

Elisabeth Mkheidze is a professional illustrator from the Republic of Georgia. Born and raised in Tbilisi, she has a B.A. in fine art from the Tbilisi State Academy of Arts and is currently enrolled there in a Restoration and Conservation Master’s program.  In 2015 she began working in the comic book industry and created her own fantasy series, “Irene’s Eye.” She went on to work on the first indie comic published in Georgia called “Qarami”. In 2017 her story “A Scorned Hero” was selected to be part of Behemoth Comics’ anthology “Space Copz: Origins.” In 2019 she collaborated with American writer Damian Wampler to complete a sci-fi graphic novel “Monitor” which will be published by Broken Icon Comics in spring 2020. Her new graphic novel, “Golden Lion,” is in production with American creator Grant Freeman.

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