Will there be any resistance to the Solar Grid?
Spanning several centuries after a great flood plunges much of the modern world under water, illustrator and author Ganzeer presents a dystopian tale that is less fantasy and more a premonition of the future. With bold, provocative graphics, The Solar Grid is a warning against uninhibited capitalist greed, failures to address climate change, obsession with celebrity culture, the suppression of dissent, and the powerful nexus of billionaire corporations and policy makers. All the same, it offers hope and a blueprint for resistance. Composed of ten issues, The Solar Grid is a powerful graphic series that cares to indict the most pressing concerns of our times.
About the Series
The Solar Grid is another collaboration between Radix Media and Ganzeer, who also illustrated Elliot Colla’s prose poem We Are All Things. The series is part of the Graphic Narrative Collection, funded by a Kickstarter campaign in 2020. For more information on our titles, see our books page.
Ganzeer operates seamlessly between art, design, and storytelling, creating what he has coined Concept Pop. With over forty exhibitions to his name, Ganzeer’s work has been seen in a wide variety of art galleries, impromptu spaces, alleyways, and major museums around the world, such as The Brooklyn Museum in New York, The Palace of the Artsin Cairo, Greek State Museum in Thessaloniki, and more.
Find more of his work at ganzeer.com.
The Solar Grid will be serialized across ten saddle-stitched comics. Issues 1-5 will run from April 2021 – August 2021, and issues 6-10 will run from June 2022 – October 2022. Following the project’s completion, we will publish a limited edition box set comprising all ten issues for the most ardent readers to pick up.
Publication Date: April 2021 – August 2021, June 2022 – October 2022
ISBN: 9781734048759 (Issue #1), 9781734048766 (Issue #2), 9781734048773 (Issue #3), 9781734048780 (Issue #4), 9781734048797 (Issue #5), 9781737718444 (Issue #6)
Format: Saddle-stitched comic, various pages, 6″ x 9″
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
“Gorgeous political science fiction comics for grown-ups.”
—Saladin Ahmed, Black Bolt
“Protest on a flooded planet, cyborg kids scavenging a ruined Earth, a billionaire technocrat desperate to alter the world to suit his vision. With vibrant and distinct art for each of these linked stories, The Solar Grid is an exhilarating and important slab of sci-fi comix.”
—Corey J. White, Killing Gravity
“The Solar Grid is absolutely brilliant, an all-too-realistic glimpse into what would become of Earth were racist settler-colonial technophile powers allowed to endure.”
—Dominic Boyer, Energopolitics: Wind and Power in the Anthropocene
“Panels jut out and the action frequently crashes the gutters, bumping up against an incorporation of fierce design acumen.”
—Dominic Umile, Hyperallergic
“A detailed and dark world filled with thought provoking echoes of our own, and following the money reveals that freedom is an expensive illusion.”
—Heidi MacDonald, The Beat
“This is a story of revolution, the powerless taking power back from the powerful.”
—Aymann Ismail, Slate
“[Ganzeer is] a chameleon and adapts his visuals to the content.”
—Carlo McCormick, Curator / Art Critic
“I could throw some comparisons out there, calling Ganzeer a punk rock Eddie Campbell or a mad summon brought about by Alan Moore’s political work in the 80s. All that, however, would be selling the artist here short.”
—Patrick Larose, Reviewer