The Lost Gardens: Peer Through the Technological Utopia in New Reality-Shattering Comic Series
Rabbit Hole Studios is bringing readers a one-of-a-kind sci-fi series that will challenge reality for both the characters in their story and readers within the pages of The Lost Gardens. The new sci-fi adventure is written by James Babineau with art by Caius Schereiner, colors by Michael Woods, and letters by John Hunt. The series also includes a cover by artist Debora Lancianese. Look past the reality put in front of you in this embellished comic adventure unlike any other.
Rabbit Hole Studios‘ description of The Lost Gardens reads:
“Shawn Myers discovered the dark truth about this world. When his augmented reality implants begin to fail, the true world around him is revealed. A world not plastered with the latest upgrades or newest fads, but actually crumbling concrete and angry people left in the dust of progress. Shawn will get more than he bargained for and find himself in a new world outside the technological utopia of Hub City.”
Rabbit Hole Studios Publisher, Scott Humes talked about the resonance of the story and our real-world challenges and dependencies, saying:
“With The Lost Gardens series we want readers to question the direction of our society—how fear is used daily to manipulate us towards the goals of the powers that be. To question our ever growing reliance on technology and what that could mean for us.
We want to challenge readers to pursue truth, and accept the challenges and adversity that come with it. We want to personify fear itself in this series in ways we can all relate to, how it can change and be unpredictable, how it uses insecurities to drive us towards darkness, how it can put on a veil of friendship to dig its claws into us.”
Babineau praised the creative team saying:
“Rabbit Hole Studios has brought together a fantastic creative team to bring this project to life. Without the work of everyone involved, we would not be where we are now with The Lost Gardens. This journey started with a message out of the blue and I jumped onboard. After many conversations of world-building and character development, I believe we have an amazing journey about to unfold.
A world of inter-mingling genres brought together by Shawn Myers’ yearning for something real. He finds reality and with it all of the trials and tribulations of finding what you really are. When you are pushed to the limits of endurance your true self is revealed. That’s what The Lost Gardens is all about. An action-packed adventure thriller that will be sure to bring out the best and worst in the characters the story follows.”
Lastly, Schereiner highlights the complexity and deepness of their story, saying:
“The Lost Gardens is an amazing tale that explores human psychology in a world of overwhelming technology and cold interactions. When I was first approached by Scott to Illustrate this story written by James Babineau, I couldn’t imagine how complex and deep it would get.
Shawn is not a usual protagonist, very confident and skilled, he’s just a common guy who´s struggling in his world, much like many people can find themselves. It was awesome to be a part of this project bringing this story to life. I loved to be able to work on the contrast that this world technology has while placing a relatable character in the center. Hope the story and the world get bigger and bigger reaching as many people as possible!”
Submit to the enigmatic journey that awaits in The Lost Gardens #1 when it arrives at your favorite local comic shop on September 7th, 2022. Check out the preview below: