Nautical and astronomical themes abound in this collection of five short tales: the long lost journals of famed explorer/adventurer Chance Oxblood; the most significant year in the life of the personified former-planet Pluto; strange happenings in the Black Forest; mermaid dreams and sacrificial rites to a Grendel; and the tribulations of a recovering alcoholic gone model-building novice.
Published by Top Shelf Productions
"...a haunting and beautifully designed little book that dwelled on sacrifice, dead ends and abjection. This one-man anthology featured five short stories, each of which dealt with themes related to the sea and the stars...with a scratchy line, an emphasis on moodiness, a clever decorative sense and a pitch-black sense of humor...an excellent storyteller who has synthesized a number of influences in interesting ways." -- The Comics Journal, Comic Diorama
"...Comic Diorama hits all the right notes for a crowd accustomed to indie books. However, its engaging storytelling and capacity to quickly establish a mood make it a book fated for an audience as varied as the stories it houses." -- Wizard Magazine's Top 50: number twenty-one Comic Diorama