Written and Illustrated by Matthew Lickona Chris Gugliotti
Black & White
Page Count: 28
Issue Two: Murder Sleep. The past weighs heavily on the present. The hunt begins. Sleep is disturbed. And love proves dangerous, but also brings hope.
The American Heritage Medical Dictionary's definition of "monster" reads: "a fetus or infant that is grotesquely abnormal and usually not viable." Usually. ALPHONSE is the story of eight lives that intersect because of an attempted abortion. Why "attempted?" Because while there are no angels or demons on either side, there is definitely a monster in the middle: Alphonse. Rendered "grotesquely abnormal" by his unwitting mother's use of controlled substances, he is both sentient and coordinated. He is also deeply wounded, twisted by fear and rage after the attempt on his life, and bent on revenge. But violence begets violence; Alphonse is pursued even as he is pursuing, and haunted by the claim that there may be another way...
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