We Are Here Forever
It’s the most adorable apocalypse ever! Based on the popular webcomic, this all-new stand-alone comics collection artfully blends post-apocalyptic sci fi, dry humor, and utter adorability.
The human race has vanished replaced by innocent, playful, creatures called the Puramus. In this hilarious and epic graphic novel, short interlocking stories follow the purple pals as they explore their new home, form a mini-monarchy, and develop a modern society on par with 21st-century humans. A final act pulls us across time and space in the search for clues to the origins of the Puramus. Along the way, humor and intrigue abound: Can King defend his village when nobody understands what war is? Will Jingle work up the nerve to read her poetry at open mic night? Will Puffpuff ever stop floating?
Based on the webcomic, We Are Here Forever is for fans of post-apocalyptic sci fi blended with dry humor and undeniable adorableness. Colorful and cartoony art will have you rooting for these cute critters through their absurd adventures...but are they really as harmless as they seem?
Gish's companion volume to her popular webcomic of the same name expands on its cartoon-apocalypse premise in a collection of charming, new-to-print short stories. Set in an undefined future after an unspecified extinction event wiped out human civilization, each story follows the adventures of the Puramus, a race of blobby purple catlike aliens who now populate Earth and whose cuteness is outweighed only by their na vet . For the most part, any drama is low-stakes; will perpetually anxious Jingle work up the moxie to read her poetry at an open mic? Can the warrior trio of Pot, Box, and Bowl find their king a second "flarg" (actually a skateboard) in the rubble of a nearby city? There's a shadow of the macabre in the background, though, in the unanswered question that becomes Jingle's obsession: why are all the humans skeletons now? Gish's goofy designs and cheerful coloring contrast jarringly (and hilariously) with the comic's existential dread; the final chapters, which flash backwards to the aliens' first contact with humanity, are laden with chilling foreshadowing. Much of the character development will be lost on readers unfamiliar with the webcomic, but the absurdity of the humor stands independently in this light spin on postapocalyptic fiction.