This March we are excited to host a release party and signing for Sloane Leong’s PRISM STALKER, a new psychedelic sci-fi ongoing comic series!
Vep is a young refugee raised away from her devastated home planet, who is taken suddenly by a intergalactic military firm to assist in settling a strange, new planet. Vep and a fleet of young soldiers are put through rigorous training at an elite academy to adapt to this enigmatic planet and the strange power it gives and exerts over them. They struggle through their lethal training all while grappling with their own identities, loyalties and morals.
It’s an epic shounen/magical girl sci-fantasy adventure with women of color in the lead, a focus on indigenous ways of being, colonization, psychic violence, martial arts, love, rivalry and friendship.
WHO: Sloane Leong
WHAT: Prism Stalker #1 release party & signing
WHEN: Wednesday March 7, 6-8pm
WHERE: Floating World Comics, 400 NW Couch St.
“PRISM STALKER is a story that I’ve carried close to my heart for a long time,” said Leong. “It’s changed over time, as I have, and has become something that’s given back to me, nurtured, surprised, and challenged me in different forms.
“In her 2014 National Book Award speech, Ursula Le Guin said: ‘I think hard times are coming when we will be wanting the voices of writers who can see alternatives to how we live now…’ This is what I love to read, and these are the kinds of comics I want to make: challenging the dominant paradigms and cultural hierarchies, letting differing visions of the future clash and play, creating endless potential, and threading the past into the present and future: a quantum indigenous futurism.”
Sloane Leong is a self-taught cartoonist, artist and writer of Hawaiian, Chinese, Italian, Mexican, Choctaw, Welsh and German ancestries. She explores themes of survival, displacement, relationships, spirituality, identity and mental illness through literary vehicles like science fiction, horror, adventure and slice-of-life genres. She is currently living near Portland, Oregon.Tags: image comicssloane leong