Nicholas O’Gorman’s “Death Row Sorcerer” Breaking Loose on Indiegogo

Independent comic book creator Nicholas O’Gorman has teamed up with co-writer Kurt Belcher to launch a crowdfunding campaign for Death Row Sorcerer, a 48-page graphic novel that infuses metaphysical fantasy into a prison break tale.

Here’s the official plot synopsis taken from the Death Row Sorcerer Indiegogo campaign page:

The story centers around Mafia lackey Dresden Lang, a man whose gambling debts are catching up to him. After a botched burglary Lang is sent to death row after he (accidently) killed somebody in the commission of a felony. Between adjusting to prison life, reading legal books and drafting his own appeals, Dresden’s execution date nears and his window to escape the state-sanctioned terminus draws close. All hope seems lost… until he is struck by a sudden inspiration; where legal-craft had failed, perhaps a (slightly) blacker, darker art may succeed!

Magic spells, lockdowns, necromancy, prison shivs, toilet potions, riots and more, Death Row Sorcerer is an action pact romp combining the well-known tropes of prison-fiction with the zannyness of Evil Dead. Nick O’Gorman’s art vividly creates a colourful world that leaps off the page, where your ethereal witch-familiar may just be some mangey prison cat and tomes of magic are one inter-library loan away!

Backers can get a digital version of Death Row Sorcerer for $5, while physical copies start at $12. If you have more money to spend, you can also pick up original artwork, a poster, art print, and a couple of bonus books that are illustrated editions of classic tales by H.P. Lovecraft. (Note: additional shipping charges apply – starting at $11 if inside the U.S.)

Interested? You can check out some sample artwork below or visit the full Death Row Sorcerer Indiegogo campaign page here.


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