Discover the price of eternal life in The Eighth Immortal, a brand new mini-series from Source Point Press.
Written by Jacob Murray with art by Alice Li Barnes, The Eighth Immortal is a scandalous fantasy that asks the question, should anything last forever?
Curipan has spent her immortality protecting humanity from the threat of an ancient prophecy. But time and a secret trauma have worn her down, forcing her to choose between her duty and her sanity.
“Trauma finds us all at some point, and the knowledge of our mortality often is what allows us to leave it behind, lest we waste our limited time left on this earth,” says Murray, “But what happens when time can’t heal your wounds because time can’t kill you?”
In The Eighth Immortal, great power comes at the price of inhabiting it with all the frailty of the human psyche. In order to bring the themes of trauma and immortality to life, Barnes developed an artistic style unique to the comic.
“One of the things I’m most inspired by is using art techniques to convey story and emotion. This dark world drew me in, and I pushed my boundaries with paneling and inking to realize Jacob’s vision,” says Barnes. “His concept of a black and white toned comic with color accents sounded like an interesting, enjoyable challenge.”
Source Point Press is a division of Ox Eye Media, publishing books, comics, and graphic novels. The Eighth Immortal #1 is available to pre-order now and will be released Wednesday, Jan. 27.