Chalk Mark 7 | 285 x 211mm softcover with flaps | 48 pages | B&W | ISBN 9781906653552 | £5.99
By Box Brown
Day to day, Noah appears to lead a normal life. He works in a boring cubicle, in a boring office, surrounded by people that just ‘don’t get him’. Little do his co-workers know that Noah has been steadily preparing for Armageddon, stocking up the fully-operational bunker beneath his home. As a regular listener to extreme conspiracy theorist Dick March’s podcasts, Noah’s certain that a passing meteorite deemed “safe” by the Government will collide with Earth, creating an extinction-level event. Crazy, right?
Unfortunately for most of the population, this is the time the conspiracy believers are proven right. Thinking himself to be the lone survivor of the cosmic catastrophe, Noah emerges almost completely blasé to the fall-out and radioactive destruction around him. With barely a second thought, he settles into a new life without work, without the man, and—most importantly—days full of pursuing his true passion: drawing comics.
Noah’s days of wine and irradiated roses grind to a halt when a mysterious female, Fatima sets up camp in the wasteland around his bunker. Silently growing sick of the monotony of being the last man alive, will Noah be able to overcome his isolationist attitude and finally connect, genuinely, to another human being? More importantly, will there be enough weed for the both of them?