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A 90 page graphic novel about love and prejudice, Silicon Heart is set thirty years from now, in the Welsh Valleys.
January is a bullied teenager who finds solace in the embrace of Synthetic Being Rho. Her friends and family are unready to accept this, but when January takes a stand against the prejudice of the law, no-one is prepared for what happens next…
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“Prophetic and profound, Silicon Heart enables us to take a look at our prejudiced and judgemental world with fresh and forward looking eyes.” – Andrew Wildman (Spider-Man, Transformers)
“Roads’ and Nicholson’s touching, heartfelt tale of teenage love and alienation starts out with the particular and becomes universal.” – Mike Carey (X-Men, Hellblazer)
“Reminded me why I like comics.” – Cosmo White (Teenaged Mutant Ninja Turtles)
“Subtle world-building.” – Alec Worley (Judge Dredd, Judge Anderson)
“Evoking classic outsider stories, whether marked by class, race or colour, Sam and Kat give us a heartbeat-away future where synthetic humans (though still overtly robotic) live amongst us.
There’s a back story, hinted at but as yet unrevealed, suggesting a bigger, grimmer aspect to this world- what exactly IS the New Model Army, and why was it needed?- and the casual racism (cog-ism?) goes unquestioned and unremarked. It’s as normal as the driverless cars.
Kat’s sweet, warmly rendered art illuminates a charming tale of the girl-who-doesn’t-fit, where all the humans are self-deluded and the only self-aware character is mechanical. Her style cleverly distracts us from the dark, hidden truths.
Simply gorgeous, and I want more.” – Mike Collins (Doctor Who, Judge Dredd)