We all have those stories. Stories where we woke up in a somewhat compromising location, position or state of appearance. Those stories where we couldn't quite remember what happened the night before and whether or not we actually had a good time. Rarely though do we have stories where we wake up in a field wearing only our underwear, no memory, no identity and no clue what to do next. In The Field from Ed Brisson and Simon Roy, that scenario is followed by a cell phone buzzing with a message. A single word: “Run.” That message and more of the story is collected in a graphic novel this October.
“I just started tweeting about how I’d woken up in a wheat field naked and in the middle of Saskatchewan,” Brisson said. “And I just tweeted about all this crazy sh*t that was happening to me, how I had this cellphone and people kept calling me on the cellphone and threatening me and sending me text messages that my life was in danger. Then I got picked up by this guy who brought me on a crime spree.”
The man falls into the grips of a Bible salesman on a meth-fueled murder spree in a small town where the rules of civilization seem not to apply. Pursued by a biker gang bent on revenge and a group of cosplayers out to save the world, the man begins to wonder — Is Christian the Bible salesman really his only hope for survival?
The Field will be in comic book stores on October 15 (Diamond Comics code JUL140489) and bookstores on October 28 (ISBN 978-1-63215-106-3) and is available for pre-order now. It has been optioned by Canadian company LaRue Entertainment for production as a feature film.
Full press release below.