We recognize Rod Serling as our sharply dressed, cigarette-smoking tour guide of The Twilight Zone, but the entertainment business once regarded him as the "Angry Young Man" of Television. Before he became the revered master of science fiction, Rod Serling was a just a writer who had to fight to make his voice heard. He vehemently challenged the networks and viewership alike to expand their minds and standards―rejecting notions of censorship, racism and war. But it wasn’t until he began to write about real world enemies in the guise of aliens and monsters that people lent their ears. In doing so, he pushed the television industry to the edge of glory, and himself to the edge of sanity.
'I learned a lot I didn't know from Koren Shadmi's unexpectedly poignant and cleverly observed graphic novel treatment of Serling's life' - Joe Dante
168 pages, Black & White, Humanoids, 2019
Forever on the move, Highwayman travels through the vastness of North America searching for the source of his condition. He suffers from a strange, seemingly incurable disease: immortality. Bound to the road and at the mercy of whomever will give him a ride, he encounters people who reflect the rapidly changing world around him. Moving through centuries of change, he watches humanity's precarious trajectory towards an unknown future.
'Shadmi skillfully mixes together this sweeping kind of mystical scientism with an on-the-ground epic of personal journey in order to craft what adds up to the best sort of science fiction'-Comics Beat
160 pages, Color, Top Shelf, 2019
RISE OF THE DUNGEON MASTER
Rise of the Dungeon Master tells, in graphic form, the story of Gary Gygax, co-creator of Dungeons & Dragons, one of the most influential games ever made. Like the game itself, the narrative casts the reader into the adventure from a first person point of view, taking on the roles of the different characters in the story.
"Rise of the Dungeon Master, beautifully illustrated by Koren Shadmi, is both a moving portrait of two creative outsiders and a chronicle of how a new kind of storytelling changed pop culture forever."―Ars Technica
144 pages, Black & White, Nation Books, May 9th 2017
Heartbroken and lonely, K is pushed by his friend to join Lovebug – a popular dating site. He soon embarks on a journey searching for new love, but instead discovers that he is driven by an unquenched need for sexual conquest, cheap thrills and ceaseless stimulation.
'Skillful storytelling, an inviting cartoony style, and beautiful establishing shots all conspire to make LOVE ADDICT a deliciously compelling read.' - Joe Matt (Peepshow)
232 pages, Color, Top Shelf Comics, July 2016
A young man finds himself trapped in a bizarre apartment with a group of ill matched roommates. He quickly discovers that his new home doesn't adhere to any rational laws of nature, and poses a strange enigma - a puzzle he needs to solve in order to escape.
'Like nothing else in comics today' -CBR / Robot 6
'Every apartment has its quirks, but the spacious dig of webcomic The Abaddon would send even the most desperate urban dweller screaming for the suburbs.' - Lauren Davis, io9
240 pages, Color, Z2 Comics, November 12, 2015
At this blues bar on the Tel Aviv beachfront, an international cast of characters mingles with the locals, and everyone is welcome to grab a beer and forget the conflict outside. At least, that's the story Jack and Joshua want to tell in their documentary.
'Shadmi’s illustrations really bring the Middle East to life, erasing from our minds the usual scenes the news highlights of rubble, guns, and chaos.' - Cameron Hatheway, Bleeding Cool
'An incredibly rich, absorbing and passionate account of a harrowing event and its aftermath.' - Steve Brodner (Freedom Fries)
192 pages, Black & White, First Second Books, 2015
IN THE FLESH
A graphic novel for the twenty-first-century featuring tales of tortured souls and tormented passion.
'Shadmi’s stories are strange and bleak, and they feature some dark sexual politics, but they’re compelling and memorable.' – Scott McCloud (Understanding Comics)
'In a genre whose artists routinely test all sorts of boundaries, In the Flesh, this debut collection obliterates them' - Kirkus Review