By John Robbins. Published by Black Shapes Books.
Softcover, 80 pages, B&W, 2014.
Caught in the orbit of a near-life experience, Tallaght-man Tom Bennett is hurtling toward a hard truth or two. For this spacer, the star wars are well and truly over.
Combining new material with previously self-published work from Inside Outsiders, The Well Below and Curtains in an accessible larger format, this darkly humourous and vaguely-autobiographical story offers a unique take on coping with the trials and tribulations of existence and afterwards.
About the Author
With titles such as Negotiating The Beast and Sad Chemistry, John Robbins has been luring slice-of-life comics into uncommonly-familiar territory since the nineties. He has published both comics and prose short stories in several magazines and anthologies - most notably Emerald Eye: The Best Irish Imaginative Fiction (Aeon Press, 2005) - and has worked as a letterer for US comics imprints such as Dark Horse and Bluewater. Unlucky Unlikely is his first graphic novella.