Skybound To Publish ‘The Labyrinth’ By ‘Tales From The Loop’ Creator, Simon Stålenhag

by Olly MacNamee

Amazon Prime’s Tales from the Loop adapted the haunting and beautiful digital art works of artist Simon Stålenhag, thereby introducing a good few new people to the retro-sci-fi stylings Stålenhag has been amazing his fans with for a number of years now. And his latest book, The Labyrinthoriginally crowdfunded on Kickstarter last year is now to be picked up and published by Skybound/Image Comics this year.

“The Labyrinth transports readers to a world covered by ruins and ash, the remnants of an otherworldly phenomenon that has ravaged the earth’s atmosphere and forced its few survivors deep underground. Matt, Sigrid, and Charlie leave the safe harbor of the enclave for an expedition into the wastelands of the surface world. During their journey they are forced to confront dark secrets from the time before civilization’s fall. The Kickstarter campaign doubled the project’s original goal.”

Here’s more on Stålenhag’s particular style too:

“is the internationally acclaimed author and artist behind Tales from the Loop, Things from the Flood and The Electric State. His highly imaginative images and stories depicting illusive sci-fi phenomena in mundane, hyper-realistic Scandinavian landscapes have made Stålenhag one of the most sought-after visual storytellers in the world.”

I backed this one when it was a humble Kickstarter, but I can assure you, it’s a wonderful tome of an art book. One you’ll be glad I recommend when The Labyrinth becomes available in hardcover for purchase at local comic book shops on Wednesday, November 3rd and at independent bookstores or online on Tuesday, November 9th. A whole week later than your local comic book store. So, go support it, y’hear?

Olly MacNamee

A unashamed DC Comics fan and sometime teacher for over 20 years! I got lucky and found the escape hatch. Now, I just read and write about comics all day long. Co-host of the ICE-Cast podcast and one third of the brains behind Birmingham's street art and graffiti festival High Vis Fest.

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