On sale date: October 12, 2021
A cyberpunk, outlaw, splatterpunk masterpiece from the New York Times bestselling creator of Hip Hop Family Tree and X-Men: Grand Design!
Aided by the anonymous dark web and nearly untraceable cryptocurrency, a criminal subculture has emerged. It livestreams murders as entertainment. Who are the killers? Who are the victims? Who is paying to watch? How to stop it? Red Room is constructed as a series of interconnected stories, shining a light on the characters who exist in the ugliest of corners in cyberspace. Piskor cuts the graphic horror with his sharp sense of humor, gorgeous cartooning, and dynamic storytelling. Red Room peels back the curtain on the side of humanity few of us knew existed, let alone understood. Fans and followers of Piskor's YouTube channel sensation, Cartoonist Kayfabe, have already made Red Room: The Antisocial Network one of the most eagerly anticipated and talked-about releases of 2021. It is the first in a series of graphic novels, with the second scheduled for release in Summer 2022.
The first 500 preordered copies of Red Room: The Antisocial Network will include an exclusive Fantagraphics bookplate autographed by the author. Copies ordered after the release date will receive a bookplate while supplies last, so preorder now!
"Aficionados of extreme horror and splatterpunk will thrill as nearly every page-turn reveals increasingly gruesome shocks." — Library Journal
"Not content with creating the acclaimed Hip-Hop Family Tree and redefining X-Men history with Marvel's X-Men: Grand Design, award-winning cartoonist Ed Piskor is setting his sights even higher with his new project." — Hollywood Reporter
"Artist Ed Piskor has built a reputation crafting some of the most visually inventive comics on the stands." — IGN
"Red Room is a visceral experience, something you almost can't believe that you're reading as it's unfolding before you, and an extremely effective ride for fans of out-there horror." — Syfy Wire
"A gory, blood-spattered tour de force… Readers looking for cutting-edge ultra-violence will be delighted by the depravity on almost every page." — CBR
- Paperback / Softback
- Full color
- 6.625" × 10.188"