"Comics is a stormy, dangerous coastline, shallow and sharp, but UTOPIATES stands like a lighthouse guiding you to the safe harbor where smart, intense comics still exist."
The Coffin, Wonder Woman, Swamp Thing
"I’m not even going to offer commentary on this series; just read the introduction to the work, and if you’re not interested in reading the webcomic immediately, then you and I probably have vastly different tastes. Also, who are you? Why are you here? And why don’t you like awesome things?"
- Aaron Colter, Comics Alliance
“Comics is a stormy, dangerous coastline, shallow and sharp, but UTOPIATES stands like a lighthouse guiding you to the safe harbor where smart, intense comics still exist.”
Come check it out! http://utopiatescomic.com/2012/02/u2-p20/
It must be noted that Josh did extensive research into PTSD and how it affects people, especially soldiers coming home when he wrote this scene. We take this topic seriously. http://utopiatescomic.com/2012/02/u2-p19/
In the near future…
…science is able to distil human personalities into a drug-form. Called utopiates –a merging of the words utopia and opiate– these drugs allow users to swap personalities with the “mental imprints” of other people. Every user has their own reasons for seeking chemical escape, but all soon learn the cost of soul swapping is extremely high.
Follow the interconnected lives of four individuals addicted to injecting “souls” in the sci-fi series, UTOPIATES Vol.1, now available from 01 Publishing. At its core, this book is an unflinching portrayal of human behavior at its most extreme.