That Distant Fire - Signed First



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"Beautifully written, stunningly illustrated and paced, That Distant Fire confronts what our society is today--and what it may become." -- Ho Che Anderson, King and Godhead

"A harrowing, intelligent story, gorgeously drawn and begging to be revisited often." -- Noah Van Sciver, The Complete Works of Fante Bukowski

"A beautifully rendered tale of a future that could very well be our tomorrow. Top-notch cartooning." -- Matthew Allison, Cankor

That Distant Fire is a gorgeous sci-fi dystopia graphic novel from writer J.R. Hughto and illustrator Curt Merlo. In this near-future tale, a young couple is on the cusp of inventing a breakthrough medical advancement--the Device--while navigating a time of violent social unrest.

Printed on high quality uncoated paper with a matte laminated cover.

J.R. Hughto works in creative marketing by day, leading award-winning campaigns for some of your favorite movies and streaming TV shows. By night, he tries to sleep, typically with limited success. In between, he carves out time to tell his own stories. J.R.'s film Diamond on Vinyl premiered at the 2013 Slamdance Film Festival to critical acclaim from The Hollywood Reporter, Fangoria, and others, and was awarded Best Director and Best Ensemble at the 2013 Downtown Film Festival Los Angeles as well as Best Feature Drama at the Atlanta Underground Film Festival.

Curt Merlo is an editorial illustrator by day, illustrating the latest news or the most mundane of stories for publications all around the world. By night, he is locked in his studio (completely unnecessarily) making and self-publishing books. That Distant Fire will be his 7th book in total, but it is his first Graphic Novel (what ever that means). Needless to say, this has been a dream project for Curt.


Curt Merlo
J. R. Hughto

Condition & Attributes

Very Fine
Signed by both the author and artist


J. R.

Publishing Information

Black Eye Books

Physical Description

8.75 inches
5.85 inches
166 pages
French wraps

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