Preview: ‘Mad Max’ Meets ‘The Sting’ In YA GN ‘The Grot’ By Pat Grant

by Olly MacNamee

Of all times to releases a collection of an indie title that explores the themes of ecological fallout and rampant pandemic, it would have to be now, right? Well, it would seem for the foreseeable future any new release could well be overlooked but not by us here at Comicon HQ, who are making the best use of our time bunkered away to bring you a look at comics that will be new to many.
Written and illustrated by keen skateboarder and teacher, Pat Grant, The Grot, collecting the original three-part mini-series in a graphic novel collection aimed at younger readers that’s out May 9th (to have coincided with Free comic Book Day) from Top Shelf.
We’re asking you to take a look at these preview pages and consider ordering your copy from where comic books are sold. That is to say, your local comic book store. I imagine anyone with young kids may be taking stock of this one as another great way to while away the hours.
Check it out online here, or continue reading selection of pages from the collection below:
Penn and Lipton Wise have set out to Falter City to make their fortune. It’s the future, obviously, and things are pretty grim. The Australian landscape is traumatized. Plague is rampant. Machines only work as well as the poor sod pedaling them. Things are hotter and wetter than they used to be, giving the whole place the vibe of a sweaty armpit.
Lippy and Penn are hoping to set up shop in this grimy boom-town, but they’ve got to stay frosty, because it’s teeming with hustlers, swindlers, and scoundrels. It’s the sort of place where a lucky moron could make an outrageous fortune in an afternoon and lose it all before bedtime. The sort of place where two enterprising teenagers could really make something of themselves. Or so they say.

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