Monolith

MONOLITH

BLACK MIRROR meets BREAKDOWN in this lushly illustrated survival tale!

Sandra is a young mother still adjusting to the responsibilities of parenthood after a life filled with bad decisions. The most responsible decision she has made is to drive the safest car ever built, the Monolith, to protect her infant son, David, from her own accident-prone nature. During a trek across the desert to visit her husband in LA, they are stopped in the middle of the night by a collision with a deer.

Checking on the damage, she accidentally locks herself out of the car, with David trapped inside. Now, isolated from civilization, she must save her son from a car designed to be an indestructible vault on wheels.

The sun is rising, heating the car’s interior, and time is running out!

MONOLITH is a visually stunning suspense thriller illustrated by visionary artist/designer LRNZ (Golem, Viewpoint, Astrogamma) and written by ROBERTO RECCHIONI (Orphans, Dylan Dog) and MAURO UZZEO (Orphans, Dylan Dog). This lushly painted tale began as a graphic novel project before turning quickly into a live-action feature film production, with LRNZ’s visual design direction brought to life. Once principal photography was complete, LRNZ went back to complete the graphic novel as originally envisioned, with highly dynamic visuals that change styles throughout to convey the range of moods, dreams, and psychological trials Sandra experiences during this frightening 48-hour period.

Written by: ROBERTO RECCHIONI MAURO UZZEO
Illustrated by: LRNZ

 

LRNZ, Artist

ON THE PROCESS OF ILLUSTRATING MONOLITH

“I tried to recreate a cinematic experience, rather than using my usual synthesis of stylized graphic. Except in some very special sequences, reality in Monolith is rendered with no visible line art, with color alone. The main reason behind this direction is because Monolith became a live-action movie while I was working on the book! I became involved with the film as a visual supervisor and traveled to the USA to oversee all of the production design. I tried to convey all of the experience gained from working on the set of the movie, focused on recreating what I actually saw out there in the Utah desert, without letting any European clichés or visual culture alter the many vivid memories of those beautiful, amazing new places.”
  • Pages: 192 pages
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Size:  9″ x 12″
  • Cover Price: $29.99
  • ISBN:  978-1951719142
  • DOC:  MAY181835
  • RELEASE DATE: August, 2021

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