Larime Taylor knows something about difficulty. He's a "mouth artist," born with arthrogryposis. With use of his limbs severely limited, Taylor draws, shades, and letters his comics using a Wacom Cintiq tablet, holding the stylus in his mouth. He's so dedicated to his craft that he's put his passion into A Voice in the Dark Volume 1, a 208 page paperback for $19.99.
Every day, college student Zoey wakes up and counts the days — the days that she’s resisted temptation, controlled her darker impulses, and resisted what she fears is her true nature. The days since she killed someone. A VOICE IN THE DARK by Larime Taylor, a new graphic novel from Image Comics and Top Cow’s Minotaur Press imprint, delves into the mind of the killer, one who worries about making a good impression on her roommates and just wants to protect her friends. It will be in stores this summer. But even as Zoey is engaged in her internal turmoil, something sinister is at work in the small university community — one that Zoey suspects she’s given a voice to in her late-night campus radio show.
“She's not a psychopath or sociopath, she has friends, and her daily life is complicated by these compulsions she's had since her earliest childhood memories,” said Taylor. “They've always been there. Now that she's actually acted on them, though, she's losing her grip on them. She's daydreaming and fantasizing about killing people in the middle of class, or even a conversation. She snaps out of it and realizes it was just her imagination, but she's not sure how much longer it'll just be her imagination.”
The book hits comic stores on June 25 and in bookstores July 8. Full press release below.