Rock And Roll, Addiction, And Centipedes: Rich Douek And Alex Cormack Talk ‘Breath Of Shadows’

by Brendan M. Allen

Writer Rich Douek and artist Alex Cormack pop by to chat about Breath of Shadows, their new horror book published by IDW. Jimmy Meadows is a rock star desperate for a cure to his heroin addiction and a possible solution in the jungles of the Americas. Will it work out? And will Cormack ever get comfortable drawing centipedes?

It’s 1968. On the fast track to becoming one of his era’s most iconic rock stars, Jimmy Meadows should be basking in the glow of newly acquired wealth and fame. Instead, crushed by the weight of a debilitating heroin addiction, Jimmy is on the verge of losing everything—until an old friend tips him off to an unorthodox treatment method hidden in the depths of the South American jungle.

With fair-weather friends, local opportunists, and industry sycophants in tow, Jimmy sets off in search of what he’s sure will be a miracle cure. But as the excursion veers off course and the realities of their environment begin to bleed together with Jimmy’s paranoia and drug-induced hallucinations, the team quickly descends into a nightmare of bloody chaos populated by unspeakable horrors that surpass even the most brutal drug trip.

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