Trailblazing with his fine line work as an artist for the many years, Rafael Albuquerque now takes a turn on his first creator own work with the time travelling adventures of EI8HT. With Albuquerque returning to the pages of American Vampire and his upcoming feel good project with Mark Millar, Huck we thought the time was perfect to do a little feature on one of our favourite artists.
"Welcome to the Meld, an inhospitable dimension in time where Joshua, a chrononaut, finds himself trapped. With no memory or feedback from the team of scientists that sent him, he can’t count on anything but his heart and a stranger’s voice to guide him to his destiny."
Time travel is far from a underused plot device for comics. However using it as a way to tell a story over three distinct points in time and a fourth somewhere totally outside of it, Albuquerque creates a extremely exciting landscape to enjoy just such a tale.
As always Albuquerque's art is sharp as a tack and the world he has created is fresh and engaging, yet it's the use of colour coded panels throughout the series that is one of the books most exciting features. To help identify exactly when any part of the story is taking place, Past, Present, Future or the Meld, the panels are coloured with powerful pastels of Green, Purple and Blue. The main part of the tale takes place in the Meld being a place that exists at no point in time yet everywhen at once, is a made up from a palate of all three.
An ambitious first outing that is epic in it's scope and ideas, as well as being a venture in unique graphic storytelling, the future is looking more than bright for Albuquerque at the helm of his own projects!
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