Tremor Dose, Comixology

As part of the comiXology Originals line, Tremor Dose happens to be playful, mysterious, and weird as the imagery will shock and awe readers. A major part of this absorbing read, the dream sequences from the graphic novel become a strong combination of creativity and surrealism.

Everyone dreams, but are these dreams our own? Who controls our thoughts when we’re sleeping? Ginn, is a young college student who has been having wildly disturbing nightmares featuring a man she has never met. When she finds a flyer with his picture and the question, “Have you dreamed this man?” she submits to an interview that begins to unravel her perceptions of reality.

Here are 5 reasons why you should read Tremor Dose:

5) The Horror! The Horror!  

According to Newsarama, writer Michael Conrad was influenced by these cinematic thrillers, Mulholland Drive, An American Werewolf in London, and The Shinning.  What do these movies share in common? Well for starters, the protagonists have trouble  trying to rationalize the difference between dreams and reality. 

4) The Writing!

Through Ginn, writer Michael Conrad presents a protagonist who feels guilty and troubled by the significance of her own dreams. Because these dreams reveal her inner-most thoughts, desires, and impulses, does this make Ginn a bad person? The lettering directs the surreal coming-of-age tale as Ginn journeys through her dreamscape to finally say things left unsaid. 

3) The Artwork!

Artist Noah Bailey illustrates surreal and bizarre imagery, where faces turn into skulls and desks start burning by themselves. Bailey is quite expressive with Ginn’s reactions towards her intense dream sequences; like they’re physically hurting her. I don’t know which is worst between the two though; vomiting a goat from your mouth or a lineup of clowns. 

2) The Colors!

The pages are mostly painted in black and white shades. Color plays a major role in the second half of the narrative. Interestingly, children dream in color and adults seem to lose that whimsical feeling as they grow older.  

1) A Mesmerizing Read!

A mesmerizing read, Tremor Dose has such a strong grasp on emotions and visuals. For those looking for something experimental, make sure you pick Tremor Dose.

Tremor Dose arrives on October 30th, 2019. 

By Jorge Solis

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