Starseeds by Charles Glaubitz / ISBN 9781606999899 / 240-page full-color hardcover (7.8 × 10.3 inches) from Fantagraphics
This is a debut New Age sci-fi graphic novel from a multimedia artist.
Charles Glaubitz delivers his first graphic novel, a work of mythical, pictorial, illustrative, and cosmological components, while combining elements of myth, religion, and spirituality with comics, hermetic ideas, alchemy and science. Light travels through space and brings a prophecy of the awakening of the Crystal Sigil. At the same time, the secret society of Illuminati steals from the four elements to create a new fifth element that has the power to become any object of desire. The ensuing epic battle pits the warrior-like Starseed Children — who are the end result of the evolution of revolution within our system of genetics, philosophy, science, and art — against the Illuminati and their masters, the Annunaki, and the coming of the black darkness.
“This clever mash-up of science, fantasy, conspiracy, and religion has all four elements colliding off of each other even as they meld together into something that is beyond comprehension.” — Publishers Weekly
“The defining characteristic of Starseeds is its ability to mix genre with the metaphysical, and in doing so, it generates an otherworldliness that is strange and compelling.” — Sequential State
Charles Glaubitz is an illustrator and designer who currently lives in Tijuana, Mexico. His work has been displayed in several museums, including the San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, Museo Carrillo Gil Mexico City, and the Museo de Arte Zapopan. Illustration clients include Rolling Stone, Nickelodeon magazine, and many more.