Chasing the Flame

Two adventurous lovers endure a series of escalating trials in their quest to join an elusive band of space ninjas.

It’s about time I let you all in on my next comic book project. It’s called Chasing the Flame, will be about 40 pages, full color. Print and digital copies for sale sometime around the end of 2021. Subscribe for updates!

What’s it about, you ask? Well, let me tell you.

In the future, when humanity has spread into the stars, things are still a mess. Enter two young, would-be heroes, Ryu and Anselmo, who roam this mess, looking to help, to find adventures, and maybe find themselves. One a technical wiz, the other a gifted fighter, they do what they can.

In their travels, they come across an elusive band of idealistic operatives known as the Order of the Ubiquitous Flame. The boys are determined to join, seeing in the Order the potential for both home and purpose. Their desire comes to the attention of the leader of the Order who begins, unbeknownst to our pair of adventurers, a series of escalating trials to test their worthiness.

Will they realize their dream, will they survive?

To whet your appetite, here’s a little preview:

Published by eddy

Shyly courting the limelight, composer and librettist Edward Ficklin has found his way in the new music world -- and discovered his voice as an artist -- working with collectives like the New York Composers Circle and the South Oxford Six. Trained in classical composition and English literature at the University of Denver, he finds inspiration in the small details and sounds of everyday life. Passionately pursuing operatic ambitions, he has realized his works in a number of unusual venues, like a store window near Grand Central Station, a disused (and abused) bank lobby near the World Trade Center, lofts,a former movie theater, and a number of churches of various denominations. Edward hopes someday to find his way to the Metropolitan Opera. In 2003 he formed the Voyeur Theater Ensemble, an ensemble dedicated to his work for the stage (any stage, that is) and is actively involved in the composers collective The South Oxford Six. Edward also serves on the Artists Advisory Council of Fractured Atlas, a national service organization for independent and self-producing artists. Visit his relentless audio blog at www.soundbiting.org.

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