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

Writer and artist Edward Ficklin (he/him) focuses on illustration and visual storytelling using traditional media. He loves exploring the many facets of queer identity and representation in his stories and images. He's also written for the stage. His major works include Antinous and Hadrian (music by Clint Borzoni), an opera about the ill-fated love affair of a Roman emperor and unknown youth from the stix and The Context of Love Lives, a music-theater work based on the lives and writings of Elizabeth Bishop and Oscar Wilde.

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