‘Black Mirror’ Meets ‘Blade Runner’ In ‘Paris 2119’ On Kickstarter

by James Ferguson

Magnetic Press has hit Kickstarter to fund the release of Paris 2119, a science-fiction graphic novel from French creators Zep and Dominique Bertail described as “Black Mirror meets Blade Runner.” The mind-bending cyberpunk love story spotlights current social trends such as overconsumption, climate change, social media, identity theft, and transhumanism.

Writer Zep says:

Technology improved our lives, but there is always a terrifying secret behind technology, and it is a secret that you better ignore to survive. Also, it is a love story between Tristan and Kloe, a nostalgic man and a beautiful woman of the future. It is exciting for us to publish this for an American audience. We hope that you will enjoy the book!

Fans can pre-order the Paris 2119 graphic novel through Kickstarter featuring an exclusive cover by Peach Momoko. Additional rewards include original illustrations by artist Dominique Bertail and the original cover art painting by Momoko. There are several stretch goals planned that will be free to all backers including a 32-page limited-run production sketchbook featuring a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the Paris 2119 graphic novel.

Magnetic Press’ Publisher Mike Kennedy added:

Paris 2119 is exactly the sort of title the Magnetic brand was built around: a beautifully illustrated, thought-provoking story that will stick with the reader long after closing the cover of its high-quality presentation. We’re hoping to use Kickstarter to engage with fans directly while also working closely with retailers who wish to carry these special editions in their stores. We want to use this proven platform to meet the needs of a discerning audience during an evolving market period without unnecessary barriers.

The Paris 2119 Kickstarter campaign launched today.

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