We are happy to report that WEST #1 by John Grund got the Best of Show purple ribbon from the MoCCA festival! It was John’s first convention and first widely released comic! Pretty good start! Congratulations John!
About the first issue: Mo and Sal live and work on a farm selling their harvest at city farmers’ markets, practicing magic, and smoking herbs with their cat, Jynx. As society becomes over-reliant on technology, magic is quickly dying out, and industry pushes smaller farms out of the picture. Sal and Mo struggle to keep the land they’ve worked so hard to cultivate. To make ends meet, they concoct a heist on the most prominent tech corporation in the West, Solomon Corps. Their plans are thrown in disarray when a shocking discovery in the depths of Solomon’s factories leads them on a quest to uncover a conspiracy that reaches far and wide. The boys must scramble to find people sympathetic to their cause.
John Grund is a comic artist and illustrator from New Jersey. John is the author of Chut Gai, and WEST. If he’s not drawing, he can be found somewhere in nature. John lives in Brooklyn, NY.