152 pp., 7 x 11 in, color illus.
- Published: March 23, 2021
A unique fusion of comics culture and philosophical cogitation takes readers on a ride through time, space, and thought.
Approaching the comic medium as a supercollider for achieving maximum abstraction, in Chronosis artist Keith Tilford and philosopher Reza Negarestani (author of Cyclonopedia and Intelligence and Spirit) create a graphically stunning and conceptually explosive universe in which the worlds of pop culture, modern art, philosophy, science fiction, and theoretical physics crash into one another.
Stalking the multiverse, a strange entity manifests itself in different guises, visiting trauma upon whoever it manifests to—whether Jeremy Charles, earthbound hawker of paranoid cosmic visions, or the interplanetary order of the Lazars, intent on extending their galactic empire to planet Earth. This is the figure of Time itself, with whose birth the story of Chronosis begins.
Dwelling nowhere and nowhen, the monk-like order of the Monazzeins are the only ones in the multiverse to have mastered Time. Chronosis narrates the story of a sprawling multiverse at the center of which their esoteric time-cult attempts to build bridges between the many fragmented tribes and histories of multiple possible worlds.
A unique fusion of comics culture and philosophical cogitation, this conceptually and visually mind-expanding tale takes the reader on a dizzying rollercoaster ride through time, space, and thought.
This volume contains the entire Chronosis story in full color, along with additional background materials including early sketches, script notes, and alternative covers.